Illinois Regional Network

The Illinois Regional Network serves to increase the efficiency, impact, and collaboration between NCS national partner schools. This network also provides an opportunity to connect with others who are deepening their engagement in 9th Grade Success work.

Download the Network Flyer

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Convening Dates:
December 1, 2022
March 15, 2023

Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: Hilton Chicago/Oakbrook Hills Resort & Conference Center

3500 Midwest Road, Oakbrook IL 60523

Room: Ballroom A

Cost: $700 (per participant)

Registration Deadline: November 22

As a result of participating in the network, leaders will...
  • Build high-functioning collaborative improvement teams for freshmen success
  • Utilize tools of Continuous Improvement and Practice-Driven Data to deepen learning and strengthen practice
  • Establish a collective/community with partners from across the state focused on 9th grade success

For the best experience, we recommend attending in a team with a minimum of three educators, including an Administrator, Freshman Success Team Leader, and Data Strategist.

Attendance Policy:

Attendance for both convening dates is expected. If you can no longer attend, but would like to send someone else in your place, there will be a non-refundable $125 switching fee if notifying NCS less than one week prior to any given convening date.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants who are unable to attend the Illinois Regional Network convenings may request a full refund if NCS is notified prior to the cancellation deadline date (November 22). Registrants cancelling after the cancellation deadline will not be eligible for a refund and must pay the registration fee regardless of attendance.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures:

NCS and the University of Chicago are committed to the health and safety of NFSI participants and our staff. During the Institute, we will adhere to University, city, and state guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety procedures. We ask that every participant follow CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation if exposed to COVID or experiencing symptoms.