Rochester Academy Charter School

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Message From The Director

Mehmet Demirtas


Much has changed at RACS since we first opened our doors in 2008 as Rochester's first charter high school. From humble beginnings, we have grown to become the school of choice for parents and students seeking a quality, tuition-free public education that builds minds and character.

We are proud of our achievements and thankful to every member of our school community that has contributed to our success. We now have two campuses serving students from 6th through 12th grades and will eventually become a K through 12 school starting in 2018-19 academic year. We are excited to follow the success of our graduates who are continuing their education at some of America's finest colleges and universities.

At RACS, we value the partnerships that power excellence in education. Our administrators, teachers, parents and community supporters have built a culture of achievement that inspires and motivates every student we serve. Together, we have created a safe, uplifting school environment that graduates students who are academically, emotionally and socially prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Our path forward is exciting. We will sharpen our focus on math and science and embrace new initiatives that distinguish RACS as a leader in public education. I am proud to be part of this process and I extend you an invitation to join me in this effort. My door is always open so please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions, ideas or concerns.

Explore our website. Visit our schools. Meet our staff and teachers. You will see firsthand how RACS can make a positive difference in your children's education.

Mehmet Demirtas