RACS program rests upon a rigorous curriculum that particularly focuses on mathematics and science. State guidelines and other successful college preparation programs including the Rochester Academy Charter School have been utilized to establish specific, rigorous, manageable and measurable academic standards. This will eventually clearly define what each student should know and be able to do upon completion of each grade level and/or grade cluster (intermediate level for grades 7-8 and commencement level for grades 9-12). All courses align with the New York State Learning Standards, every unit addresses state standards and every state standard receives sufficient attention during the year.
RACS will promote a safe, caring and student-centered classroom environment in which project-based learning will be supported by meaningful, authentic and hands-on activities. Additionally, we believe that high academic expectations from our students are vital to increase student motivation.