Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 2:00pm – 6:00pm at Elgin Artspace Lofts
51 S Spring St, Elgin, IL 60120
Stop by the Winter
Wonderland Market and visit our Wow & Wonder-filled table! There will be a drawing for a bundle of STEM gifts, holiday slime fun, and representatives from EMSA to answer any questions about the school you may have.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00am – 11:59pm: GIVING TUESDAY!
During this 24-hour giving event, EMSA is raising funds towards the launch of their first year! Please join me in supporting EMSA this year – you can visit their fundraising page at: www.tinyurl.com/givetoemsa

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Tuesday, October 5, 2017, 3:00 pm at Gail Borden Public Library,
270 N. Grove Ave, Elgin.
Illinois State Charter School Commission Public Meeting

On the Agenda:  Approve Staff Recommendation to Grant the Appeal SCSC 18-001, by the Elgin Charter School Initiative, of the Elgin Area School District U-46’s Denial of the Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School.  Stand with us as the Commission makes their final decision!


Sunday, September 24, 2017; 5:30pm
“Sips for Science” — A wine tasting fundraiser to benefit EMSA
Click for tickets here.


Thursday, September 7, 2017; 5pm
Public Hearing on EMSA appeal. The Elgin Centre, Heritage Ballroom


Saturday, September 2, 2017; 6:30pm
EMSA Family Fun Night! Join us for popcorn, ice cream & games.
11 Douglas Ave; Elgin


Past Events:

Monday, June 26, 2017; 7pm
U-46 Board Meeting & vote on Elgin Math & Science Charter School contract
U-46 Central Office, 355 E. Chicago St; Elgin


Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 7pm
U-46 Board Special Meeting to discuss Elgin Math & Science Charter School contract
U-46 Central Office, 355 E. Chicago St; Elgin


Monday, May 22, 2017; 6pm
U-46 Board Special Meeting to discuss Elgin Math & Science Charter School contract
U-46 Central Office, 355 E. Chicago St; Elgin


Monday, April 10, 2017; 7pm
U-46 Board Decision on Elgin Math & Science Charter School
U-46 Central Office, 355 E. Chicago St; Elgin


Monday, March 13, 2017; 7pm
U-46 Public Hearing for Elgin Math & Science Charter School
U-46 Central Office, 355 E. Chicago St; Elgin

RSVP here.

Join us also for a Pre-Hearing Pizza Party
5:30 – 6:30pm at Holy Trinity Church
357 Division St; Elgin

Children are welcome at the pizza party & the hearing!
We will have volunteers on hand to help.


Thursday, March 9, 2017; 7pm
Board of Education Candidate Forum hosted by the U-46 Citizens’ Advisory Council.

DREAM Academy, 46 S Gifford St, Elgin


Sunday, March 5, 2017; 3-4:30pm
EMSA Speaker Training Session

Considering speaking at the public hearing? EMSA team members will help you prepare and practice.
15 Douglas Ave; Elgin


January 31, 2017 
EMSA Charter School Proposal application submitted to U-46.


January 2017 
We will submit our charter application in January 2017 and need evidence of community support. Please add your name to our Statement of Support now!


Friday, October 14, 2016. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:  Join us for a charter school visit!
You are invited to join EMSA in touring the Instituto Health Science Career Academy in Chicago.  This charter school is a part of the Instituto del Progreso Latino, 2520 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608.  What is so exciting about the Instituto high school, is that it has a science focus and prepares students for careers in the medical field.  Also, we will be spending some time with Instituto’s President and CEO, Juan Salgado, a 2016 MacArthur genius grant recipient.  He’ll be sharing his experiences and advice on starting a charter school and engaging the community.  Learn more about Mr. Salgado here:  https://www.macfound.org/fellows/945/

Tentative schedule:

7:15-7:30  meet at 838 Douglas Ave

7:30 depart by car for Chicago

9:00 arrive at Instituto

9:00-11:00 tour and visit with Juan Salgado

11:00 depart for Elgin  (we may stop for coffee or a snack)

12:00-12:30 arrive Elgin

We will carpool to Instituto.  Let us know if you can drive.  Please let us know if you can attend by TUESDAY (Oct. 11) evening, so that we can plan accordingly.  We are looking forward to this exciting and educational adventure!  Hope you can be a part of it!   Email your YES RSVP:  ElginCSI@gmail.com elgincsi@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 27, 2016; 6 – 8pm:  
Elgin Math & Science Academy Kick-Off Event! 

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