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Acero Schools

Welcome to Acero Schools

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Welcome Friends,
As we start 2018, we have much to be thankful for at Acero Schools - the top-performing public charter school network in Chicago. We are especially thankful for being the gateway to opportunity for more than 7,500 students who attend our 15 schools across this great city.
At Acero we don’t just have dedicated students. We have a strong community of parents who believe in the importance of a good education and talented faculty and dedicated staff who care deeply about making a positive difference in the lives of our students.  
We have built a strong record of achievements.
·          12 Acero Schools are ranked at the highest performance levels by Chicago Public Schools
·          Our students continue to demonstrate an undaunted commitment to success with an average daily         attendance rate of 96 percent
·          Acero high school students have an 86 percent graduation rate
·          More than 300 of our students are eligible for and have been awarded the Illinois and Chicago Seals of Biliteracy for their proficiency in Spanish
Chicago Magazine also named three of our schools among the top five Charter Elementary Schools in 2016, and for three consecutive years the Illinois Network of Charter Schools has selected Acero students for their “Outstanding 8thGrader” award.
As you can see, we are delivering on our mission and vision to transform minds and launch the next generation of extraordinary life-long learners, discerners and doers.   
For 2018, we are committed to continually living our values of Achievement, Community, Excellence, Resilience and Optimism and providing our students with a welcoming learning environment and the academic opportunities that will enable them to achieve and succeed.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!
Richard L. Rodriguez
Chief Executive Officer