About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Aspira Charter High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Aspira Charter High School had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Aspira Charter High School Reviews
ASPIRA Inc. of IL is a terribly run organization, whose high schools are failing and making no progress. They do not offer any advanced courses, so students cannot receive an appropriate level of instruction; fast kids are constantly bored, and slower kids can't keep up. ASPIRA schools also allow students who fail all of there classes to move on with the next year's classes, which creates many problems in the classroom.
ASPIRA does not even provide books for most classes!
Over 50% of teachers leave each year from AEC and Mirta!
ASPIRA Early College High School currently has a principal with no experience working at the high school level, and little experience with the American education system. Yolanda Mijangos spent many years teaching elementary levels in Mexico, and then found her way into the ASPIRA organization, where she was pushed up as an assistant principal of Haugan Middle School. One year later, she became the principal of AEC, after the CEO, Jose Rodriguez, fired the only capable principal ASPIRA has ever had.
These schools will remain dysfunctional until real principals are put into place, proper resources are provided, and experienced teachers are retained.