NKO believes High Expectation+High Supports=High Performance. Full-day Pre-K instituting rigorous early learning. NKO's academic excellence exceeded NWEA standards at every grade level in 2013-14, consistently outperforms CPS. NKO has a culture of "S.T.I.C.K" values Self-Control, Teamwork,Integrity,Commitment, and Kindness. Balanced literacy,with the expert use of proven STEP system. Tutoring with University of Chicago partner programs. NKO featured in Harvard economist's book as one of three model programs to replicate nationwide. NKO is part of a network that offers a high quality middle school option in network. Pre-K to 12 Superhighway UChicago Charter School.