About Rodney D. Joslin Campus
Perspectives Charter Schools was founded in 1997 by two public school teachers who believe in quality education as the great equalizer. One of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has grown to include five high-quality, open enrollment public schools serving grades six through twelve in the Chicago communities of Auburn Gresham, Grand Boulevard and the South Loop. Perspectives is committed to providing top quality education in urban public schools. Our goal is to ensure that our students graduate from Perspectives prepared to succeed in college and in life.
Perspectives' Rodney D. Joslin Campus, named in honor of our first Board president, was the first school in the Perspectives network. Today, the Joslin Campus (formerly the South Loop Campus) serves 365 students in grades six through twelve from more than 30 wards in the city. The school is in an award-winning building designed by Perkins+Will. Construction of this school was made possible primarily through generous support provided by the Dan Searle Family Foundation.
For eight consecutive years, more than 90 percent of Perspectives high school seniors at this campus have graduated and been accepted to college. Our middle school students at this campus outperformed the district on the 2008 ISAT, with 73.2 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards.
Perspectives' Rodney D. Joslin Campus is led by Principal James Joiner and a faculty devoted to making College for Certain for every one of the students they serve. For more information about this school and to tour our campus, please call 312-225-7400.