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Info for Families

Roxbury Prep is a partnership among the school leadership, teachers, students, and families. Although the job of making decisions about school policy belongs to the Board of Trustees and school leaders, family involvement is both welcome and absolutely necessary for the success of the school. Events are held at campus at least once every two months, and all families are invited to attend. Flyers and messages are sent home announcing topics of the upcoming meetings, and food and child care are always provided.

 

Learn about Roxbury Prep's technology objectives and plans.

Roxbury Prep Network Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

July 24, 2017

Summer Work Packets

July 19, 2017

New High School Families - Important Information

March 10, 2017

YMCA Achievers Program

March 1, 2017

10th Grade Chemistry is on youtube!

EVENTS

No upcoming events.

FAQ Center

What is a charter school?

A charter school is an independently run public school granted greater flexibility in its operations, in return for greater accountability for performance. The "charter" establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, students served, performance goals, and methods of assessment.

What is the difference between charter schools and other public schools?

Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with freedom from some of the regulations that are imposed upon district schools. Charter schools are accountable for academic results and for upholding the promises made in their charters. They must demonstrate performance in the areas of academic achievement, financial management, and organizational stability. If a charter school does not meet performance goals, it may be closed.

Are charter schools all the same?

No. Charter schools can vary a great deal in their design and in their results. Uncommon Schools creates schools based on the principles and practices that have proven successful in producing significant academic gains at high-performing urban charter public schools across the country.

Who authorizes charter schools?

This varies from state to state, depending on the state's charter law. In New York, there are three authorizers: the New York State Board of Regents, the State University of New York Board of Trustees, and local boards of education. In New Jersey, there is one authorizer, the state Commissioner of Education. In Massachusetts, the authorizer is the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Who can start a charter school?

Parents, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, businesses, teachers, school districts, and municipalities can submit a charter school proposal to their state's charter authorizing entity.