Perspectives Charter Schools is a charter school network in Chicago, Illinois. The organization was founded by Kim Day and Diana Shulla-Cose, two teachers at Chicago's Dyett Middle School.[1]

In 1993, Day and Shulla-Cose established their own small school within Dyett. They chose the name "Perspectives" to reflect their hope of changing the way their students saw themselves and the world.[2] In 1997, Perspectives became one of the first charter schools in Illinois.[3]

The school moved several times over the years and was expanded into a network of schools, serving both elementary and high school students. The five current Perspectives schools are as follows:[4]


Professional basketball player Anthony Davis attended the Joslin campus.[6]


  1. ^ Kate N. Grossman. "When it comes to charter schools, copying is allowed". Chicago Sun-Times. September 5, 2006. 13.
  2. ^ Marvin Martin. "Schools offer a new perspective in alternative program". Chicago Tribune. November 20, 1994. 15.
  3. ^ Andrew Wang. "Rodney Joslin: 1944-2008". Chicago Tribune. January 31, 2008. 2C9.
  4. ^ Campuses. Perspectives Charter Schools. Retrieved on March 28, 2012.
  5. ^ Roger Yee. Educational Environments. Visual Reference Publications, 2007. 170.
  6. ^ Jeff Vorva. "National signing day: Perspectives-Joslin's Anthony Davis signs with Kentucky". Chicago Tribune. November 10, 2010. Retrieved on March 28, 2012.