2012 Charter Excellence Awards


The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is pleased to announce the 2012 Charter Excellence Awards honorees!  INCS’ second annual awards celebration showcased outstanding Illinois charter school seniors, eighth graders, and distinguished individuals who have demonstrated achievement, innovation, and building community.  For over fifteen years, Illinois charter schools have pioneered innovative ways to achieve excellence.  Help us celebrate those who embody our charter experience!

This year’s honorees are: 

Class Room Hero Antavis Spells of KIPP Ascend Primary

Charter Champion Sen. Heather Steans, D-IL 

Charter Innovator Travis Commons of Rowe Elementary School

This year's Senior Student honorees are: 

Aja Beckham from Perspectives Leadership Academy

Mayra Gonzalez from ACE Tech

Joshua Razo UIC College Prep and 

Alejandra Rodriguez of Noble Street College Prep

The Eighth Grade Student honorees are: 

Mariah Brooks of Springfield Ball Charter School, and 

Mariana Castillo of Bartolome de Las Casas Charter School