Our vision for the school is inspired by and modified from our sister school, The Renaissance Charter School (TRCS) in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the oldest and highest performing charter schools in New York City. While TRCS is a K-12 school, we focus on high school only.
Most charter schools start with a much younger population than ours. The reasons for this are both practical and philosophical. Charter schools are measured significantly by their performance on standardized tests. The more time a school has its students before testing is required, the better prepared students will be to take them. This makes sense.