Innovative Quality Schools (IQS) is an approved authorizer of chartered schools in Minnesota. IQS is a “Single Purpose Authorizer” meaning that, unlike other authorizers, our only mission is to authorize chartered schools. This is all we do. We are a non-profit corporation with 501 (c)(3) status. By 2016, we envision authorizing up to 26 chartered schools. IQS was approved by Commissioner Alice Seagren as an authorizer on December 1, 2010.