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1 LEARN Charter School Network

2 Who We Are Our Mission: to provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree Strong Demand  3,600 Students in 8 Schools Strong Results Ambitious Growth Plans Our Five Core Values: Respect Safe & Nurturing Environment High Expectations Whole Child Family Involvement 2

3 3 LEARN Locations Our Communities: North Lawndale East Garfield Park Auburn Gresham South Chicago North Chicago (Lake County)

4 What We Have Achieved 95% of LEARN alumni graduated from high school 95% of LEARN alumni attend college 71% attend 4-year colleges / universities 24% attend 2-year Colleges National Recognition Oprah and U.S. Department of Ed. 4

5 What We Have Achieved LEARN graduates attend some of the best high schools and colleges in Chicago and the U.S. Colleges Carleton College DePaul University Illinois State University Kenyon College Marquette University Northern Illinois University Spelman College St. Louis University University of Chicago University of Dayton University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Wisconsin-Madison High Schools Noble Street Charter School North Lawndale College Prep Urban Prep Lincoln Park IB Program Christ the King Holy Trinity Latin Providence St. Mel Francis Parker Jones College Prep Lane Tech Walter Payton College Prep Westinghouse Whitney Young Charter Magnet Private Selective Enrollment 5

6 Key Success Factors Student Support Services Talent Low student to teacher ratio Longer and more school days Rigorous Academic Program Strong Management Support Human Resources, Development, Technology, Finance, Teaching & Learning 6

7 Paid Alumni Summer Internship Program LEARN Alumni are exposed to real world work experience and develop as young professionals through an engaging 6-8 week, paid, summer internship program. - Only open to LEARN alumni currently enrolled in high school or college. - All candidates are required to take part in a competitive application and interview process. - Interns placed at all LEARN Campuses, the Charter Management Organization (“CMO”) Office, or with one of our partnering organizations. Departments include: IT, Finance, Facilities, and Development. - Professional development workshops throughout the internship help interns with resumes, budgeting, and office etiquette. 7

8 Endorsements “LEARN is among the highest performing school operators in the nation, measured in terms of academic achievement and scalability.” - Kevin Hall, President & CEO, The Charter School Growth Fund Featured on Oprah as one of six charter schools in the nation who is “getting it right.” One of twelve charter schools nationally selected to receive Federal Department of Education Grant for expanding and replicating high- quality charters. 8

9 Measuring LEARN’s Impact: Academic Results

10 Average National Percentile Rank (NPR) * Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): Fall 2013 to Spring 2014 * Includes Math and Reading National Average 10

11 2013 IL Standardized Achievement Test (ISAT) Comparison District North Chicago Only *New Cut Scores applied to Reading and Math; Science Cut Scores are unchanged. LEARN 11

12 2013 IL Standardized Achievement Test (ISAT) Composite *New cut scores applied ^North Chicago data not included because it is not a Chicago Public School. 12


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