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Polaris Charter Academy

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Polaris Charter Academy is a elementary school based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 2006. As of 2018 they had $5.1 million in revenue and $2.2 million in assets.

To educate students to be self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers, with the ultimate goal of shaping life-long learners and citizens with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility.

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Program areas at Polaris Charter Academy

Polaris Charter Academy is a k-8 school in the west humboldt park neighborhood of chicago. Polaris is a recognized leader in a rigorous and engaging approach to teaching and learning. As an el education credentialed mentor school, Polaris students engage in learning expeditions that tie standards to meaningful work focused on finding complex solutions to real world problems around issues of social justice. Polaris Charter Academy has had a broad impact on national and international education. Polaris students have given the keynote address at both the el education national conference and the hewlett foundation's deeper learning conference. Teachers and administrators have presented their work both nationally and internationally to thousands of educators. Polaris is featured as an exemplary school model in paul tough's book helping children succeed, and Polaris student work is featured in the harvard graduate school of education's online archive "models of excellence". Polaris Charter Academy is a ...

Form 990s for Polaris Charter Academy

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2015-06Aug 2, 2016990View PDF
2014-06May 26, 2015990View PDF
2013-06Jan 8, 2014990View PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Polaris Charter Academy

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,963,157
Program services$236,621
Investment income and dividends$831
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-8,830
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,953
Total revenues$5,197,732

Vendors for Polaris Charter Academy

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
PayPalFundraising software; Payment processing2019-11-23
█████████Content management system software2019-11-23
██████████Fundraising software2019-11-23
██████ ██████ ████ ███ ██████ ███Tax accounting2018-11-29
██████ ███Software2018-08-15

Personnel at Polaris Charter Academy

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Christoper S. HaworthPresident and Chief Executive Officer , Borntec / President and CEO, Borntec-June 24, 2020
Michelle NavarreHead of School$134,769June 24, 2020
█████████ █ ███████Development Manager-Nov. 21, 2017
████████ ███████Business Manager-Nov. 12, 2017
████ ████████Director, Employee Onboarding and Training, Accertify, Chairman$0June 24, 2020
████ ██████Board Chair / Vice Chair$0June 30, 2017
████ ████████Board Chair and Treasurer$0June 30, 2017
████ ███████Board Chair and Secretary - Term$0June 30, 2015
█████ █████████████Director of Operations and Finance - Term$59,063June 30, 2015
██████ ██████Treasurer - Term$0June 30, 2014
...and two more key personnel

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