Rochester Academy Charter School

RACS Mission » Mission


The mission of the Rochester Academy Charter School (RACS) is to provide students with rigorous, challenging academics through hands-on, meaningful learning opportunities that will provide them with the skills necessary to be successful academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our main focus is to instill intrinsic motivation in our students where their individual characteristics will drive our instruction. Students will be responsible citizens for themselves and others. The instructional focus on Math and Science will prepare our students for the ever-changing technological economy. Students’ expertise in Math and Science will be evident in Olympiad championships and global competitions. Most importantly, students who graduate from RACS will be self-confident individuals prepared to take on the challenges of our community and eventually, our world.

Our Beliefs:

We strongly believe in the following:
  • Every child can learn and reach high levels of academic achievement
  • Literacy in Math and Science is critical for participation in civic and economic life
  • Motivation is vital for success
  • Families are integral to students’ successes
  • Students learn when teachers continuously participate in professional development opportunities
  • Every child can make a significant contribution to the school and community
  • All of us grow when we embrace diversity

Our Key Features:

RACS students will master rigorous academic standards in all subjects, build critical thinking skills, and develop a lasting love of learning through inquiry, collaboration, and reflection. In addition, we believe exposure to and respect for diverse perspectives will prepare students to tackle new situations confidently and successfully. To realize RACS mission and beliefs we will:
  • Provide students with the skills and experiences necessary that will help them master the knowledge detailed in the New York State Core Curriculum Content Standards
  • Provide a strong focus on Mathematics and Science
  • Use national competitions and science fairs to motivate students
  • Build a strong supervisory and monitoring system that will provide individualized attention to each student
  • Provide broad tutoring services that will help students address learning needs and/or issues with specific content
  • Build strong parent/student/school relationships
  • Require enhanced professional development for staff members
  • Build partnerships with community organizations and other educational institutions