Welcome to the Rochester Academy Charter School (RACS) College & Career Center
Guidance at RACS is divided into two areas: Counseling & Advising and College & Career Guidance. We encourage you to use the page links to explore the information we have provided to you.
Counseling & Advising College & Career Guidance
The mission of the College & Career Guidance Department is to work with each individual student and family to determine the college or university that will most appropriately meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students while nurturing their intellectual and personal gifts.
We are committed to facilitating the successful and appropriate transition for every student from RACS to post-secondary educational opportunities. Each student is encouraged to explore his or her own talents, strengths, and interests while considering the many possible educational opportunities available immediately following graduation.
Throughout the year, we will be posting information here detailing the services and support we offer to parents and students. Please check back regularly for more information. Guidance counselors welcome all students to their offices, regardless of their academic, vocational or personal circumstances. No special invitation is needed. Students may stop in before or after school or during their lunch to make an appointment. Guidance staff is available throughout the school day and by appointment for after-school meetings.
Yes, you can go to college!
At RACS, we believe attending college is more than just an option. Attending college is a right for all deserving students who choose to dedicate themselves to the pursuit of higher education. We help make it possible with college counseling services that are personalized to each student’s needs, abilities and ambitions.
Which college should I attend?
RACS college counselors provide students with the information and assistance they need to make a college education possible, regardless of their economic or social challenges. We help students explore which colleges and universities provide the best match between their unique backgrounds and the offerings at their institutions. Some students are steered towards large, state-related universities that offer them a multitude of options and opportunities. Other students are advised to attend smaller, more specialized colleges that offer more intimate learning experiences.
How can I afford college?
At RACS, we recognize the diversity of our student population and the economic challenges many of our students and their families face. Our college counselors help students find colleges and universities that offer tuition assistance in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. We work with students and their families to secure the financial help they need to turn college from a hopeful dream into a practical reality.
Our alumni are examples of our success.
RACS graduates are now attending some of America’s finest colleges and universities. They are earning degrees that will propel them into successful careers in education, business, science, technology and more! Join them on the path to success. Our college counselors will help make it happen.
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