Innovative Quality Schools

About IQS

Owl icon representing educationInnovative Quality Schools (IQS) 

IQS Vision

The Vision of Innovative Quality Schools is "... achieve success for all learners by supporting schools engaged in educational innovation..."

IQS Mission

The sole Mission of Innovative Quality is to "...authorize charter schools that are innovative and successful in preparing students to achieve their full potential..."

IQS Values

Focus on Innovation: take risks to try creative new things, challenge old processes, and continuously adapt.

Avoid Insularity: Learn from, and be sensitive to, ideas and proposals that challenge our comfort zones.

Commit to Collaboration: Be interdependent, have and open flow of ideas, listen to others and value differences.

Embrace Diversity: Seek diversity in Board membership and sponsored schools.

Instill Clarity and Transparency: Follow fair and rigorous procedures resulting in the authorization of high quality schools focused on innovation and student achievement.

Transform for Educational Excellence: Work to ensure human and financial resources are available to carry out our authorizing responsibilities at the highest level of excellence.


IQS Approved Authorizer Plan

View the Authorizer Plan (PDF)