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CROWDRISE : Nov 17, 2011
Tax ID: 20-8674711
BASED: Chicago, IL, United States



Our Mission

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At EPIC Academy we believe that every student can grow, learn, achieve and lead. Our admissions process is simple:  every prospective student has an equal opportunity to enroll – no matter what his or her academic history. The result is a charter high school that truly serves every student; 90% of our students live in the neighborhoods surrounding EPIC and can walk or take a short bus ride to school.  


80% of our students enter 9th grade reading below grade level, with 25% lower than 4th grade. Almost 20% have special education needs.


We embrace the challenge of public education that has been entrusted to us – to educate every student to his or her fullest potential. To achieve that goal we:

  • inspire every student to dream their future;
  • provide belief-altering experiences that broaden their vision of what is possible;
  • create classrooms full of the experiences that prepare every student for college success - discussion, collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking;
  • build relationships that guide students along their chosen path;
  • teach the habits of mind and work ethic required to launch every student to success; and
  • guide every student through the complicated process of accessing and enrolling in college, and support them through their first year of college - the most critical year in determining college graduation.


93% of our senior class is eligible for admission to a 4-year college or university, with 29% meeting the criteria for admission to highly selective school.

Our first graduating class had the 2nd highest inaugural ACT® score for a new charter organization on the Southside of Chicago.

Tax ID: 20-8674711 •


EPIC Academy End of Year Appeal

EPIC Academy End of Year App…

Amount Raised:



24% Raised of $25,000 Goal