Two Concept Schools Firsts! MIT Graduate and University of Chicago Full-Ride

HSA-Columbus 2009 alumnus Dorma Flemister graduated from MIT on June 6, 2014 This school year marked two historic firsts for the Concept Schools network—which includes 30 schools in 6 Midwest states and which began in 1999—and both are from Horizon Science Academy Columbus, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We could not be prouder of […]

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Why Charter School Enrollment Has Doubled in Past 5 Years

The numbers don’t lie. More and more families are opting to leave their traditional neighborhood public schools for a chance at a better education for their children. Currently in the United States there are just over 1 million student names on charter school waiting lists. Charter School Enrollment Is Up, Way Up This school year […]

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Charter School Performance: Are Students Finding Success?

Charter schools in the United States have attracted a lot of media attention recently, and sometimes not for good reasons. Often those few charter schools facing closure due to poor performance or bad administrative decision making are much more newsworthy than the many that are helping students achieve success. Charter schools are America’s fastest-growing sector […]

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Charter Schools: One Way to Close the Educational Achievement Gap

Diversity is not an aspirational concept; it is America. As the American population and workforce become increasingly more diverse, we can’t afford to ignore the wide achievement gap that exists between students from African American and Latino backgrounds and white students. Startling Statistics The latest ACT scores show that: College-ready in math:          […]

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Concept Schools: An Introduction

The correlation between a good education and future prosperity is undisputed. A quality education depends on students, parents, and educators working together in an environment that is the most beneficial to every individual student. And today more than ever, students need a solid foundation in the STEM subjects of science, technology, math, and engineering. That […]

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