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. 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.
Staff and Contact Information
Renewals, Appeals and Decisions (5/29/15)
Meetings / Minutes / Vote Counts
- Map of Commission Authorized Schools (March 2015)
- Fact Sheets (March 2015)
- Illinois State Charter School Commission Authorized Schools as of July 2012
- Commission Update Newsletters