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About Polaris Charter Academy:

Polaris Charter Academy is a K-8 public school on Chicago’s West Side that uses the EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) model.

Over the past twelve years, Polaris has become a north star in education where students learn by impacting the world around them. From the ‘Peacekeepers of Chicago’ project featured on Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Models of Excellence to working with University of Chicago’s Dr. Camille Farrington in spearheading breakthrough character education, Polaris has redefined the very idea of school. Polaris has consistently been rated as a Level 1 Chicago Public School and is proud to have eleven students receive the prestigious Daniel Murphy Scholarship since 2014.

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