About Urban Choice Charter School

MISSION

The mission of the Urban Choice Charter School is to provide Rochester students with a safe, supportive, and intellectually challenging educational environment. We believe that strong student-teacher relationships are essential to student motivation, engagement, and achievement. This philosophy, in combination with authentic efforts at family involvement, and the effective teaching of a rich, rigorous, and engaging curriculum, will enable students to build a strong foundation for college and career readiness, exceed state achievement standards and defy the demographic challenges of poverty.

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FOUNDED BY & FOR THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY

The Urban Choice Charter School was founded in 2005 by a group of Rochester citizens who had spent many years in the Rochester City School District as administrators, teachers and parents. They envisioned Urban Choice as a place that would inspire and address 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. Sixteen years later, these tenets continue to guide Urban Choice's leaders, teachers and staff.

 

CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION PROVIDES SUPPORT TO UCCS

In July 2020, the UCCS Board of Trustees engaged the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) to help the school implement a series of improvements, including updating our curriculum, recruiting new members to our Board of Trustees, expanding our reach in the community, and other strategies to strengthen our educational program. CEI is a nonprofit organization that helps public schools--both charter and district schools--achieve their missions. With a focus on equity and innovation, CEI works directly with school leaders, teachers, students and families to create high performing schools in under-resourced communities to help children succeed. In operation for over two decades, CEI has helped hundreds of public schools meet the evolving needs of their students and communities.