Networks and Partnerships

Since 2006, we have partnered with diverse range of committed schools and school leaders in Chicago public high schools. In 2023, we are expanding our work to support schools outside of Chicago.

Leaders within and across our schools work collaboratively to improve and sustain student outcomes. In SY24, NCS is working with four distinct cohorts, serving over 40 high schools.


Freshman Success for Equity Improvement Network 

In 2020, we established a second Network for School Improvement (NSI) funded for five years by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This new network includes eleven CPS high schools that will work towards the high achievement of Black and Latinx 9th graders through racial equity work and continuous improvement. Click here to learn more about the network's schools.

Midwest Regional Network

This network serves to increase the efficiency, impact, and collaboration between high schools and districts in Illinois and Wisconsin. Currently, the Midwest Regional Network comprises of partners representing six school districts. Click here to learn more about the network's schools.

National Partnerships

We collaborate with districts and schools across the United States to meet the needs of educators and young people. With a strategic commitment to building the capacity of teachers, administrators, and support staff to lead sustainable changes, our collective efforts can improve academic outcomes for all students. Click here to learn more about our national partner schools.

Partner School Network 

Each year, we partner with a cohort of 10 to 20 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high schools in our Partner School Network, providing cross-school professional learning and job-embedded coaching. Click here to learn more about the network's schools.