Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School
Queens NY 11434
The Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (R.E.A.C.S.) opened in September 2010 with students in kindergarten and first grade. The school will expand by one grade per year until it reaches its target capacity serving students in grades K to 5.
The school was founded by the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, but as a publicly funded institution, will not offer a religious-based curriculum. According to the school\'s brochure, R.E.A.C.S.\'s class registers will be very small, with only 17 students per class. As part of the school\'s curriculum, students will be exposed to various careers to help them \"make timely educational decisions that will provide them with a competitive edge when making college bound choices.\"
Students attend school from 8:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are required to wear uniforms.
Officials at the school could not be reached for an interview during the summer of 2010.
Admissions: Priority to District 28. Preference is given to siblings of current students, students needing special education services or leaning English as a second language. (August 2010, information compile for the school\'s website and promotional literature).