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The Urban Choice Charter School was founded by a group of Rochester citizens who are confident that the vast majority of Rochester public school students can achieve high academic standards.
Our team includes members who spent many years in the Rochester City School District as administrators, teachers and parents.
The Urban Choice Charter School provides Rochester students with a safe, supportive, and intellectually rigorous educational experience based on the New York State Common Core Standards.
UCCS is a place that inspires and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social aspects of all its students. It was founded on the principle that strong teacher/student relationships, a balanced curriculum and a supportive environment, are central to educational achievement.
An experienced group of successful urban leaders provide guidance and support to a school staff that includes extraordinary teachers.
A team of instructional support coaches, work with teachers to provide guidance and resources they need to increase student performance.
The Urban Choice Charter School recruits and retains the best teachers. The initial search in 2005 included early recruitment and an extensive selection process. Three educators with over 60 years experience working with Rochester public school students supervised the search.
An intimate K–8 grade configuration will provide greater continuity to both students and teachers, creating a strong sense of community. We started as a K–4 school with approximately 220 students. The student population grew slowly, adding one grade (two classrooms) per year. The school now has approximately 400 students in grades K–8.
Our school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This additional time allows core subjects to be mastered and still provides the time for special area subjects to be studied.
Engaging classroom environments are maintained by implementing five key elements:
Assessments occur at regular intervals and the results of these are used to shape future instruction. These evaluations are fixed to explicit goal-setting. Learning plans are personalized.
545 Humboldt St
Rochester, NY 14610-1221
Call : 585-288-5702
Fax : 585-654-9882