Amandla Charter School is a free, public, open enrollment, college preparatory school proudly serving students in grades 5-12 in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. We welcome all Chicago students regardless of test scores, past performance, or special needs. Amandla's small classes and tight-knit community mean students receive individualized instruction within a rigorous college-prep curriculum and safe, nurturing learning environment. Students enrolled at Amandla for three years make significant academic gains, averaging 1.6 grade-levels of growth per year at Amandla.
Amandla is a Xhosa word meaning "Power" that was use as a rallying cry in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. The traditional response is "Ngawethu" - "For Everybody!". Our school is named Amandla because we believe in a powerful public education for everybody.