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At IQS, we believe in the power of educational innovation to transform students' lives.


Innovative Schools, Innovative Support

IQS is a leader in authorizing innovative Minnesota charter schools, both in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area and greater Minnesota. We’ve been authorizing schools since 2010, and today authorize over 30 charter schools.

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Focus On Innovation

Take risks to try creative new things, challenge old processes, and continuously adapt.

Organize for Education Exellence

Commit to achieving our vision, mission and goals through the continual assessment of our work and acting upon results to improve our performance.

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Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Diversity, and Inclusion- Support initiatives that promote educational equity and opportunity, and seek diversity in organizational representatives.

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Commit to Collaboration

Be interdependent, have an open flow of ideas, listen to others, value differences, and challenge our own assumptions.

Ensure Accountability

Utilize fair and rigorous procedures in the authorization and evaluation of schools in our portfolio.


Authorized Schools

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Start Your Charter School Journey

Are you interested in starting a charter school in Minnesota? We can help!

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