INCS Action is Illinois’ only statewide advocacy organization that solely focuses on promoting charter public schools. Charter schools are unique public schools that have the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. They are community-driven, open to all children, do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements.
INCS Action is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on engaging the charter school community in the legislative and political process, growing the coalition of charter school supporters and activists and educating Illinois public officials on the impact of charter public schools.Get Involved
INCS Action believes all children in Illinois should have access to a high-quality public education. We envision a day when Illinois families’ educational opportunities are not limited by geography or income and that one day all children receive the education they deserve for a successful future.
Each charter public school is unique – both inside and out. Some may focus on college preparation, math and science, and others integrate the arts into each subject. While the possibilities are endless, charter public schools aim to provide a range of options so that parents can choose the school that best fits their child’s needs.
Charter public schools continue to excel in nearly every metric of academic achievement and student outcomes.
In Chicago, students who attend charter public schools are likely to graduate from high school and college. According to a University of Chicago Consortium on School Research study, on average, charter school students’ performance on post-secondary outcomes was much higher than similar students who attended non-charter high schools.
7.2% compared to 2.2% for similar students who attended district-run (non-selective) high schools
10th-grade PLAN and 11th-grade ACT scores
21.4% complete at least 4 semesters compared to 13% of district-run (non-selective) school students
Thanks in part to innovative, engaging curriculum that inspires today’s young minds
University of Chicago Consortium on School Research: Chicago’s Charter High Schools Organizational Features, Enrollment, School Transfers, and Student Performance