Welcome from the President and CEO

On behalf of Concept Schools, welcome to a new school year. Whether you are a prospective parent, teacher, staff member, or student—or an interested community member or educational partner—we hope you will have a tremendous year!

If you are new to Concept, a little background is in order. Since 1999, Concept Schools has been providing, college-prep, STEM-focused education through our tuition-free, non-selective public charter schools. We are proud to say that 21 years later we operate and/or manage 30 high-quality public charter schools in 6 Midwest states, with nearly 2,000 staff members serving just over 14,000 students.

Our goal is to use our proven, results-based educational model to give all children the opportunity to attend college and succeed. We do this in so many ways, including through innovative classroom practices, personalized education, a longer school day and year, home visits, and strong community engagement. Our schools also give our students a competitive advantage in the global workforce by devoting more instructional time to math and science instruction every day.

Each year, our schools have more and more to celebrate. Check out our Success page for just some of the top highlights. Our students are winning in regional and national robotics tournaments, and are graduating with scholarships to top colleges. Most of our students will be the first in their families to attend college. These achievements are no coincidence. They are the direct result of the high standards we hold for our teachers and staff and that they, in turn, hold for their students. There is always room for improvement and growth, and we continue to set the bar higher every year.

Once again, welcome to Concept Schools, and thank you for your interest in our organization.

Sedat Duman
Concept Schools