Cengiz Karatas taught in schools in Russia between 1996 and 2004. He worked as an administrator at Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School (HSA) between 2005 and 2010. During his tenure, HSA had a 100 percent college acceptance rate. It received a rating of excellent, bronze medals by U.S. News and World Report, the School of Promise Awards, National Blue Ribbon award, and the Title I National School of Distinction Recognition. He was the founding director of Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis in 2010. He served as Organizing Committee Chair of Chicago International Conference on Education and National STEM Conference at Concept Schools between 2012 and 2015. Currently, Mr. Karatas is the Executive Director of Future Institute, which is a branch of Concept Schools, supporting about 4,100 Concept graduates to ensure transition, college persistence, and career readiness.