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Chicago Sun-Times: Why I chose a charter school

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Catalyst Chicago: Charter Schools Stress College-Going Support

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Sun-Times: College Dream Now a Reality at Noble

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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 148
  • # of students: 63,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students


  • Youth Connection Charter School

  • Matthew Clement

    Erie Elementary Charter School

  • Latrice McArthur

    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

In the News

  1. Charters Achieve: Thank you, teachers!

    Remember your favorite teacher? Was it one who told great stories? Or one who told you that your career as class clown could take ...

  2. Chicago's Charter Public Schools Now Enrolling for 2015-2016 School Year

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s charter public schools are now enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year with opportunities for seats in ...

  3. Charter School Resources

    The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is dedicated to supporting the development of high-quality charter schools. The ...

  4. Student Perspective: College- A New Reality

    My name is Kyra. When I was in the 8th grade, I dreamt of going to North Side College Prep. I submitted my application there ...

  5. EPIC Intensives: Enriching Students through Collaboration

    EPIC Academy High School serves the South Chicago community by offering a college-prep curriculum to nearly 500 students, grounded on a ...