Concept Schools

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Concept Schools is a nonprofit management and consulting organization based in Chicago supporting the development of urban science-focused charter schools in the Midwestern United States.

The group currently manages 27 tuition-free science, technology and math-focused schools in 7 Midwest states. Serving about 8200 students, Concept-managed schools are located in urban areas in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri.[1] Out of 8200 students, 82% are minority and 81% come from economically disadvantaged families. 8% of the students have special education services and 5% are English language learners.

The first two Horizon Science Academies opened in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio in 1999.[2] The network began expansion in 2002. As of 2013, it includes schools in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota and Michigan.

Schools operated[edit]

  • Chicago Math and Science Academy
  • Gateway Science Academy- St. Louis
  • Horizon Science Academy- Cincinnati
  • Horizon Science Academy- Cleveland High School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Cleveland Middle School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Cleveland Elementary School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Columbus High School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Columbus Middle School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Columbus Elementary School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Dayton Elementary School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Dayton High School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Dayton Downtown
  • Horizon Science Academy- Denison Middle School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Denison Elementary School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Lorain
  • Horizon Science Academy- Springfield
  • Horizon Science Academy- Toledo High School
  • Horizon Science Academy- Toledo Downtown
  • Horizon Science Academy- Youngstown
  • Indiana Math & Science Academy-West
  • Indiana Math & Science Academy-North
  • Indiana Math & Science Academy-South
  • Michigan Math & Science Academy
  • Milwaukee Math & Science Academy
  • Minnesota Schools of Science
  • Noble Academy Cleveland
  • Noble Academy Columbus
  • Quest Charter Academy- Peoria

Controversy[edit]

The Concept Schools have known links to the Gulen Movement.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Concept Schools Member Schools
  2. ^ The story of Concept Schools
  3. ^ http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/24562205-418/concept-schools-linked-to-turkish-cleric.html#.U8p-IeNdUos

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