Celerity Rolas Charter School is modeled after Celerity Charter Schools, which have a reputation for high academic standards, experienced and caring staff members, effective management experience, and Celerity’s high academic track record of success.
Celerity Rolas Charter School an excellent choice for parents in the Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena and South Pasadena neighborhoods for many reasons.
Celerity Rolas Charter School opened its doors in August 2017 as a school chartered by the California State Board of Education (SBE). In March of 2018, the SBE concluded its first Annual Oversight Visit of Rolas, and to summarize its findings in one word; they said we were, “Phenomenal.”
Celerity Rolas Charter School is “Phenomenal” for many reasons:
Academic Rigor and Achievement:
Our Academic Program challenges the intellect and maximizes the potential of each student to acquire knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary to become thinking, productive and responsible citizens. Excellence in Academics results in a love of life-long learning.
We foster mutual respect by creating a culture of trust that engages students in learning.
Outstanding Faculty and Paraprofessionals:
All of our teachers and paraprofessional meet the standards of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by meeting all applicable California State Certification and Licensure requirements.
Parental Investment and Community Involvement:
At Rolas, parents want the best for their children and share in the responsibility and the process of educating them. Parents actively participate at all levels at Rolas, and they are catalysts to the success of all of our children.
We Value Diversity as a Strength:
Rolas is an inclusive community in which people from different cultural, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds learn, live and work harmoniously without compromising their beliefs and their identities. We champion excellence and equity.
Our Academic Goals:
Our Instructional Program is built around Research-based Practices that have successfully been implemented around the country. The Articulated Curriculum progressively deepens the students’ understanding of Core Concepts while avoiding needless repetition. The Small Class Sizes allow for discussion, small group work, peer and teacher conferences and interviews on a daily basis. Celerity Rolas teachers communicate clear expectations as to what students learn, how they learn it, and what qualifies as good work. They do so by setting explicit content and performance standards that all student work to achieve; and by making those standards clear to the students, their parents and the community.
Small Class Sizes
Teacher – Student Reflection
Our Innovative Features:
Principles of Learning
The firm belief that intelligence is not fixed and innate, but rather built by learning Habits of Mind. At Rolas, smart is not something you are; it is something you do.
Students conduct research and learning to use problem-solving skills. Through the Dream Project, students at all grades investigate and respond to an authentic engaging and complex challenge for an extended period of time.
Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy
Diversity is a strength. Our students’ backgrounds and interests are valued.
Our Learning and Emotional Support System to ensure no student falls through the cracks.
Our High-Quality Special Education Program.
Our Outstanding Performing Arts Program:
It addresses the whole child in unique and cross-curricular ways. Performing in front of a live audience builds confidence in our students. Tying the storylines to current social events makes social studies standards come alive in a meaningful and authentic way. Being able to employ award-winning professionals in Dance, Acting, Singing and Drumming to teach our students, provides with opportunities they may not otherwise experience on their own. The creative input students address their gifted abilities. Through this program, our students learn dances from around the world as they put on three full-scale productions a year for parents and community, Students learn first-hand the rigors and joys of live performance.
For an outline and description of the courses offered at the school, please see the Celerity Rolas charter.
To learn more about all of the Celerity Educational Group schools, board, board meetings, and management, please visit CEG’s website: Celerity Educational Group.