Illinois State Charter School Commission (SCSC)


The Illinois Charter School Commission was established in 2011 as an independent body with statewide chartering jurisdiction and authority. The Commission, comprised of nine appointed members supported by a professional staff, is guided by the belief in the right of all Illinois families to a high quality education. Its vision and mission as well as its set of governing principles incorporate and expand on this belief.Race to the Top  Since its inception, the Commission has sought to be an active and respected authorizer and has based its policies and resources on national best practices.

The Commission is currently the authorizer of four schools, two in Chicago, one in Grayslake and one in Richton Park. The Commission also is responsible for developing model policies and resources for school districts and charter authorizers to raise the level of professional practice in the Illinois charter school sector.

To learn more about the Commission, its history and its ongoing work, please download the 2014 report Chartering and review our updated FAQ.

 Staff and Contact Information

  • Staff Biographies – Coming Soon!
  • Illinois State Charter School Commission Contact Information:
  • Phone – 312.814.1260
    General Email –
  • Hosanna Jones - Interim Executive Director
    Phone – 312.814.1258
    Email –
  • Mailing Address:
    Illinois State Charter School Commission
    Michael A. Bilandic Building
    160 North LaSalle Street
    Suite S-601
    Chicago, IL 60601

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 Renewals, Appeals and Decisions (7/13/16)

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 Meetings / Minutes / Vote Counts

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