Rochester, NY -- Charter school manager Uncommon Schools and RIT are partnering to develop a charter high school that they say will focus on increasing the number of Rochester students who receive bachelor's degrees from college.
The students will have access to the university's classrooms, labs and facilities, RIT students could serve as tutors and mentors and faculty would be encouraged to advise charter school staff on the latest developments in their fields.
The high school will be the fifth Rochester school operated by Uncommon Schools and will open in Fall 2014 with a ninth-grade class. It will add a grade each year for three more years. The high school will serve students already enrolled in Uncommon's four Rochester Prep schools, which have approximately 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through 8.