Who Are We?

13,500 Students, 30 Schools, 6 StatesConcept Schools - Chosen Wisely Logo
Since 1999, Concept Schools has been a leading educational advocate for the national charter public school movement and is known for sharing its resources with traditional schools in order to advance the educational experiences for all students.
 
Concept Schools is a nonprofit charter management organization that provides a high-quality, STEM-focused, and college-preparatory education through a network of charter schools while offering exceptional programs, comprehensive services, and opportunities to partner in education. Concept manages more than 30 schools located in historically underserved urban communities across the Midwest. Concept supports the teaching and learning of 13,500 K-12 students, most of whom identify as African American, Hispanic, or Latino and come from economically disadvantaged families.
 
Concept envisions being the leading educational network and dedicated partner in preparing future generations by creating opportunities to unleash their potential for a more productive and peaceful society.
 
Class of 2020 earned more than $39.1 million in academic scholarships with 96% college acceptance rate.
Concept Schools provides excellent learning opportunities for historically underserved communities where nearly 85% of all families qualify as low-income.
Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. - Barack Obama
Through its STEM-focused and college-preparatory model, Concept Schools supports teaching and learning to and through college.
The Concept Schools Science and Engineering Fair logo, MathCON logo, Sevensky logo, CYSP logo and Future Institute logo
 
The Concept Schools Science and Engineering Fair provides a venue for students to share and model their STEM research and experience. 
 
MathCON is an online mathematics competition that provides a platform for the world's top math students to compete on a global scale.
 
SEVENSKY manages the branding, marketing, and advertising efforts of all Concept network schools, programs, and events. Seven Sky is expanding to support other educational organizations achieve their audio and visual dreams.
 
CYSP is an enrichment program available to all students that empowers students and enhances their self-confidence and social impact on their communities.
 
Future Institute supports high school graduates as they transition into their college or career pathways by providing mentorship programs, college workshops, internship opportunities, and scholarships. 
 
By providing various layers of academic, financial, and operational support, Concept Schools is a comprehensive service provider.
 
Community Outreach
Start - Up Services
Charter School Advocacy Curriculum and School Design
Social Media Management Assessment of Learning
Financial Management School Information System
Grant Management Professional Development
Marketing College Guidance Counseling
Human Resources & Payroll and Benefits Networkwide Academic Events
Legal Services Leadership & Supervision
Technology Support School Board Relations
Facility Planning and Management Public Relations