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ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

MISSION & PHILOSOPHY

The Mission of Roots Public Charter School is to:

  • Encourage success, leading to self-reliance and economic, social/political contributions to society; 

  • Promote and secure the connection of Mother Africa within our children; 

  • Prepare students to break the chains of psychological conditioning that attempt to keep them powerless in all phases of society;

  • Provide students with a strong African-centered learning environment;

  • Guide students toward academic excellence, exemplary character and social responsibility;

  • Encourage success leading to self-reliance and economic, social/political contributions to society.

  • Roots Public Charter School believes in the principles of Nguzo Saba – The Seen Principals of African Heritage:

The teachers and staff of Roots believe that children of African heritage have unlimited potential that, if appropriately nourished, can flourish and bring about a brighter world. We believe in teaching from an African-centered perspective, which includes hands-on and holistic activities.

Our school is designed to facilitate organized activity using open spaces that are strategically divided. Students are grouped in a multi-grade fashion so they can grow and develop naturally as siblings do in a family; the younger children learn skills faster, and the older children acquire a sense of responsibility, maturity, and advanced academic skills. In this simulated family, homeroom teachers remain with the group as the group advances in grade: Pre-Primary (3-5 years old), 1st - 5th grades.

Our motto is “Youth are the roots of change, and exposure is the key to intelligence.” Roots, therefore, provides its students with a stimulating academic curriculum of language arts, math, social studies, science, music, art, and physical education. The goal is to enable students to become successful, lifelong learners and valuable, contributing agents of change in our global community.

We invite you to schedule an appointment to see our team of educators in action. Our non-discrimination policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, etc. We also invited teachers to contact us for career opportunities.

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