Thursday, May 3, 2012
Rochester, N.Y. – Charter schools have been around in Rochester for a decade, but none has ever graduated a class of seniors. That will change in June when Rochester Academy Charter School graduates its first class.
The school has 278 students in grades 7 through 12. It opened in 2008 and has a junior high campus on Genesee St. and a high school campus on Portland Ave. RACS has a focus on math and science, an extended school day and Saturday classes. Staff says there’s a culture of high expectations.