Amandla Charter School

Last Chicago Charter for 2008 Awarded to Building Excellent Schools Fellow-Founded School

October 25, 2007

The Chicago Board of Education recently awarded a Building Excellent Schools Fellow with the last available charter for new schools opening in the city in 2008.

Amandla Charter School, founded by BES Fellow Erin Ferguson and other Chicago Public School teachers, is one of 14 schools approved by the Board for 2008 and four schools approved for 2009. Amandla will serve grades 5-12, with a college prep curriculum starting at the middle school level. The school will share space with Parker Elementary School and will begin accepting fifth-graders in 2008.