LEARN Charter School Network

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LEARN Charter School Network
Who We Are
• Our Mission: to provide children with
the academic foundation and ambition
to earn a college degree
• Strong Demand
 3,600 Students in 8 Schools
• Strong Results
• Ambitious Growth Plans
Our Five Core Values:
 Respect
 Safe & Nurturing
Environment
 High Expectations
 Whole Child
 Family Involvement
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LEARN Locations
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Our Communities:
North Lawndale
East Garfield Park
Auburn Gresham
South Chicago
North Chicago
(Lake County)
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What We Have Achieved
• 95% of LEARN alumni
graduated from high school
• 95% of LEARN alumni attend
college
• 71% attend 4-year colleges /
universities
• 24% attend 2-year Colleges
• National Recognition
• Oprah and U.S. Department of Ed.
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What We Have Achieved
LEARN graduates attend some of the best high schools and colleges in Chicago and the U.S.
High Schools
Charter
Magnet
Private
Selective
Enrollment
Colleges
Noble Street Charter School
Carleton College
North Lawndale College Prep
DePaul University
Urban Prep
Illinois State University
Lincoln Park IB Program
Kenyon College
Christ the King
Marquette University
Holy Trinity
Northern Illinois University
Latin
Spelman College
Providence St. Mel
St. Louis University
Francis Parker
University of Chicago
Jones College Prep
University of Dayton
Lane Tech
University of Illinois at Chicago
Walter Payton College Prep
University of Illinois at Springfield
Westinghouse
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Whitney Young
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Key Success Factors
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Student Support Services
Talent
Low student to teacher ratio
Longer and more school days
Rigorous Academic Program
Strong Management Support
• Human Resources, Development,
Technology, Finance, Teaching &
Learning
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Paid Alumni Summer Internship Program
LEARN Alumni are exposed to real world work
experience and develop as young
professionals through an engaging 6-8 week,
paid, summer internship program.
- Only open to LEARN alumni currently enrolled
in high school or college.
- All candidates are required to take part in a
competitive application and interview process.
- Interns placed at all LEARN Campuses, the
Charter Management Organization (“CMO”)
Office, or with one of our partnering
organizations. Departments include: IT,
Finance, Facilities, and Development.
- Professional development workshops
throughout the internship help interns with
resumes, budgeting, and office etiquette. 7
Endorsements
“LEARN is among the highest performing school operators in the
nation, measured in terms of academic achievement and scalability.”
- Kevin Hall, President & CEO, The Charter School Growth Fund
• Featured on Oprah as one of six charter schools in the nation who is
“getting it right.”
• One of twelve charter schools nationally selected to receive Federal
Department of Education Grant for expanding and replicating highquality charters.
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Measuring LEARN’s Impact:
2013-2014
Academic Results
Average National Percentile Rank (NPR) *
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic
Progress (MAP): Fall 2013 to Spring 2014
National
Average
* Includes Math and Reading
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2013 IL Standardized Achievement Test
(ISAT) Comparison District
LEARN
North Chicago Only
*New Cut Scores applied to Reading and Math; Science Cut Scores are unchanged.
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2013 IL Standardized Achievement Test
(ISAT) Composite
*New cut scores applied
^North Chicago data not included because it is not a Chicago Public School.
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