GSA are Robotics World Champions!

On behalf of all of us at Concept Schools, I am thrilled to announce that the Kermit Crafters robotics team from Gateway Science Academy Smiley was named World Champions at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championships recently in Dallas, TX. With more than 10,000 teams competing from 51 countries, the VEX Robotics World Championship is the world’s largest robotics competition. 518 […]

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Teachers of the Year 2022

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Concept Teacher of the Year winners!These teachers impressed us with their thoughtfulness, creativity, and dedication to their students.  This year’s winners are: Elementary School: Kadra Aden (Minnesota Math and Science Academy) Middle School: Jennifer Durst (Horizon Science Academy Belmont) High School: Stephanie Carroll (Chicago Math and Science Academy) We also want […]

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Federal charter school program funding poised to reach highest levels 

Story Contributed by Christopher Murphy, Ed.D.   House and Senate appropriators reached agreement on a conference report for the Labor-Health & Human Services-Education (LHHSE) appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019. The federal government is poised to provide $440 million for the federal Charter School Program (CSP). This is a substantial increase and marks the highest-ever […]

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The Bully, The Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander: Reading and Anti-bullying with HSA Cincinnati

As adults navigating the world as parents, educators and community members, we know all too well the pressures of being a young person. We’ve paid our dues–having gone through the not-so-coveted years of puberty–and have hopefully gained some insight and wisdom along the way. With our fair share of experience, and with a lot of […]

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CMSA Ranked among Best Public Charter High Schools by Chicago Magazine

   Chicago Magazine, a monthly magazine published by Tribune Publishing that concentrates on human-interest stories in and around Chicago, recently released its annual report of the 2016 Best Public Schools in the Chicagoland area.  Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA), a public charter high school managed by Concept Schools, earned the second highest ranking in […]

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S.T.E.M Festival Organized by Chicago’s Own Children

STEM City 2016 was a “STEM-TAC-U-LAR” success! Friday, May 27th at the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, over 150 students from Concept Schools’ four campuses in Chicago participated in the first annual event. Parents, teachers and community members were on hand to support and cheer on our future scientists, mathematicians, engineers, spoken word artists and […]

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