Dear Classical Charter Schools of America parents, families, and friends,

On behalf of the Roger Bacon Academy and CCS-America’s teachers, administrators, and staff, I am excited to welcome new and returning students back to school next Thursday, July 20th. We look forward to an exciting and productive 2023-24 school year.

To begin the year, I want to share some exciting news with you: A new national study by the prestigious Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University in California, published just a few weeks ago, identifies our family of schools as an educational top performer in the country. We couldn’t be more proud!

The Stanford study gives high grades overall to charter schools generally and indicates that charter schools managed by Charter Management Organizations (such as RBA) typically get even better results. Not only that, but it specifically identifies our family of schools as among the best in the nation at seeing that students from all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds succeed in school. They call such schools “gap busters.” 

A copy of our News Release highlighting the Stanford study follows. 

Wishing you and your students the very best,

Baker A. Mitchell, Founder

“Gap Busters” News Release

CCS-America Staff Professional Development

Although school doesn’t start until next Thursday, nearly 400 CCS-America staff members returned this week for the annual new year’s intensive Professional Development.

From Monday, July 10th through Wednesday, July 19th, all CCS-America teachers and staff participate in numerous training sessions led by Academic Deans and Coaches, senior staff members, and guest speakers to prepare for a successful 2023-2024 school year. Throughout these eight days, teachers learn and collaborate on topics ranging from classroom management and school safety to Latin, cursive, and all aspects of CCS-America’s classical curriculum.

Each year our staff and teachers complete this training individualized for each grade and subject to ensure confidence and expertise in the new school year. By continuing to refine all classroom skills, our teachers are fully prepared to give the best possible education to all CCS-America students!

Click the link below to see pictures from yesterday’s staff welcome.