- What is a charter school?
- Who can apply to Moving Everest Charter School?
- If I apply to Moving Everest Charter School is my child automatically accepted?
- Does Moving Everest Charter School charge tuition?
- How many students will be enrolled at Moving Everest Charter School?
- What makes Moving Everest Charter School different?
- What is the average class size at Moving Everest Charter School?
- Does Moving Everest Charter School have a school uniform policy?
Charter Schools are free public schools that are independently operated. Charter schools have a high degree of autonomy over budgets, curriculum, and personnel. In exchange for this autonomy, charter schools are held highly accountable for student performance.
Since charter schools are public schools, all students who live in the city of Chicago are eligible to apply to attend. Enrollment is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability status. To apply, please visit our application page.
No, once you have applied, your child’s name will be added to our database with all other students who apply prior to the application deadline. At this point, a random lottery will be held and 90 kindergarten and 90 first grade students will be accepted to Moving Everest. Once your child has been accepted, a registration packet will be required to be completed.
Moving Everest Charter School is a free public school that does not charge tuition. There will be a student fee paid annually.
Moving Everest Charter School will accept 90 new kindergarten scholars each year and our school capacity will be reached when we enroll grades K-8 and 810 students.
Moving Everest is committed to personalizing the learning experience of scholars in order to meet them where they are and help them grow. Beyond this, at Moving Everest scholars will: receive instruction in smaller class sizes, learn in a blended learning environment, receive character education, may choose to attend after school programming with a high quality provider, and participate in an extended school day and year. You may read more about our model.
Defining the average class size is a difficult task. We have 90 scholars at each grade and at least 4 teachers at each grade. That would indicate a 22.5 avg. student/teacher ratio. However, we also have a number of academic interventionists that work with small groups of scholars every day which decreases that ratio. We also have diverse learner teachers and paraprofessionals that work with individuals and groups of students every day, further decreasing the class avg. We recognize that putting students in optimal learning situations is critical to their accelerated learning growth and that is our ultimate goal.
Yes, Moving Everest Charter School has a detailed uniform policy.