Concept Schools Fact Sheet
- Initiated Horizon Science Academies in 1999
- Replication and growth of schools led to creation of Concept Schools, the management organization, in 2002
- Currently managing 30 schools in 32 campuses in the following states:
- Illinois: 4
- Indiana: 3
- Ohio: 17
- Missouri: 3
- Minnesota: 1
- Michigan: 1
- Wisconsin: 1
- All schools located in urban environments/inner cities
- 12,689 students in network
- 1,200 staff members working in Concept-managed schools
- College preparatory curriculum with a STEM focus
- Graduation requirements for Concept students exceed requirements of traditional public schools
- Concept Schools organize local, national, and international learning experiences
- Schools offer a variety of engaging extracurricular activities
Who We Serve
- Serving predominately minority students. Current student racial demographics:
- African American: 56.2%
- White: 16.9%
- Hispanic/Latino: 15.5%
- Multi-racial: 6.6%
- Asian: 4.3%
- American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.4%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
- Study body is 49.5% male, 50.50% female
- Close to 8% of students have Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
- 81% of students in the network are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
- About 5% of students in Concept’s network are English Language Learners.
- About 80% of student graduates are first college generations in their families.
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- Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA)
- Gateway Science Academy – Smiley
- Gateway Science Academy – Fyler
- Gateway Science Academy – South
- Horizon Science Academy – Cincinnati
- Horizon Science Academy – Cleveland High School
- Horizon Science Academy – Cleveland Middle 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
(419) 474 -3350
- Horizon Science Academy – Youngstown
- Horizon Science Academy – Belmont
(773) 237 2702
- Horizon Science Academy – McKinley Park
(773) 247 8400
- Horizon Science Academy – Southwest Chicago
(773) 434 0800
- Indiana Math and Science Academy (IMSA) – West
- Indiana Math and Science Academy (IMSA) – North
- Indiana Math and Science Academy (IMSA) – South
- Michigan Math and Science Academy
- Milwaukee Math and Science Academy
- Minnesota Math and Science Academy
- Noble Academy – Cleveland
- Noble Academy – Columbus
- Quest Charter Academy – Peoria Middle
- Quest Charter Academy – Peoria High
- Chicago Math & Science Academy had the highest college persistence rate of all non-selective high schools in Chicago.
- Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School was listed in Newsweek’s America’s Top Schools for Low-Income Students.
- Concept Schools receives the 2014 STEM Pioneer Leadership Award from the International Association for STEM Leaders.
- Concept Schools named about the highest-performing educational management organizations (EMO) in Stanford CREDO study.
- Horizon Science Academy Columbus received the National Blue Ribbon School Award.
- Four Horizon Science Academies were rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education.
- Gateway Science Academy became one of the highest-performing charter schools in St. Louis in its first year of operation.
- Michigan Math and Science Academy was the highest-performing school in its region, earning an A on its annual report card by the Michigan Department of Education.
- Three Horizon Science Academies made the annual Schools of Promise list by the Ohio Department of Education.
2008 and 2010:
- Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School made the America’s Best High Schools list by the U.S. News & World Report.
- HSA Cleveland High School received the federal Distinguished School Award by the National Association of State Title 1 Directors for closing the achievement gap.
- Noble Academy Cleveland was rated Excellent with Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education. Noble was the only charter school, out of 350, to receive such a rating.
- HSA Cleveland Middle School was featured in a report, “Needles in a Haystack,” by the Thomas Fordham Institute that identified eight outlier schools that showed significant achievement for disadvantaged students.
- Horizon Cleveland High School received the National Blue Ribbon School Award.
- Chicago Math and Science Academy was the highest-performing nonselective high school in the Chicago Public Schools system, based on the Illinois PSAE test.
- Indiana Math and Science Academy was recognized three years in a row for Exemplary progress by the Indiana Department of Education.