Polaris Charter Academy

In the News

Polaris students’ learning and community involvement featured as an example of civic engagement New York Times article “In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback” (June 5, 2018)


Polaris 5th and 6th graders’ fieldwork to Birmingham, AL, focusing on the Civil Rights Movement PBS NewsHour (May 17, 2018)

Polaris Students Protest Gun Violence in March for Peace  NPR’s All Things Considered (June 20, 2017)

For West Side Students, Playing Outside is Protesting Against Gun Violence WBEZ91.5Chicago (May 26, 2017)

Polaris Head of School Michelle Navarre Receives 2017 Silverberg Leadership Award (October 27, 2017)

Polaris Students Use Inauguration Day Protests as Learning Experience and Interview Demonstrators Chicago Patch (January 20, 2017)

Polaris student Ameerah Rollins speaks about the power of teenagers to change society New York Times article “Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?” (September 12, 2016)

Polaris Students Win Think it Up Innovation Award Chicago Sun-Times (August 14, 2016)





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