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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Epic Academy

Every student can grow, learn, achieve and lead

85.40

8255 S. Houston Avenue Chicago, IL 60617
tel: (773) 535-7930   Web Site
EIN: 20-8674711

Board Leadership
Andrew Annacone
President

CEO
LeeAndra Khan
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.40
  Financial 85.82
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2009, EPIC Academy is a charter public high school serving families who live in the South Chicago, South Shore, South Deering, Calumet Heights and East Side neighborhoods. We believe that every student can grow, learn, achieve and lead. We dare our students to imagine, and we prepare them to succeed. And the great thing is---they DO succeed. Over 90% of the students in our first graduating class were accepted to a 4-year college---and this in a neighborhood where 84% of the adults do not have a college degree.

Founded in 2009, EPIC Academy is a charter public high school serving families who live in the South Chicago, South Shore, South Deering, Calumet Heights and East Side neighborhoods. We believe that every student can grow, learn, achieve and lead. We dare our students to imagine, and we prepare them to succeed. And the great thing is---they DO succeed. Over 90% of the students in our first graduating class were accepted to a 4-year college---and this in a neighborhood where 84% of the adults do not have a college degree.

Financial

85.82

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 19.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Epic Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Epic Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Epic Academy (IL) 85.40
Epiphany School (MA) 92.25
Open School (OR) 90.91
Denver Street School (CO) 88.67
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 93.49

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $84,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,597
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $86,535
   Program Service Revenue $6,748,843
Total Primary Revenue $6,835,378
   Other Revenue $43,847
TOTAL REVENUE $6,879,225
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,290,215
   Administrative Expenses $1,276,349
   Fundraising Expenses $24,882
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,591,446
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $287,779
   
Net Assets $3,845,964

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
College Preparatory Program $5,290,215 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 03/01/2022 85.40
2019-06 12/23/2020 86.54
2018-06 07/01/2019 83.41
2017-06 08/01/2018 80.90
2016-06 08/01/2017 80.55

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-8674711
Name in IRS Master File EPIC ACADEMY
NTEE Code B29
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,625 1.75% Andromeda Bellamy Principal

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Epic Academy (IL) 85.40
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Charity Contact Info

Epic Academy
8255 S. Houston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
tel: (773) 535-7930
fax: (773) 535-7934
EIN: 20-8674711

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Board Leadership

Andrew Annacone
President

CEO

LeeAndra Khan
Executive Director

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