SUNY Charter Schools Institute recently approved the renaming of PUC Achieve Charter School, 14 Mark St., Rochester, to ROC Achieve Charter School.
The renaming reflects ROC Achieve’s transition to a school that is managed by a local board and Rochester-based educational leaders, including Principal Kelli Ragin and Bob Zimmerli, executive director.
The school was launched as part of PUC National, a charter school network based in Los Angeles. ROC Achieve’s leadership intends to continue and strengthen the school’s commitment to its students, families and surrounding neighborhood in the Northeast Quadrant.
“We are excited to realize the benefit of a robust, proactive local leadership that is responsive to the culture and direction of the school,” said Karen Podsiadly, board of trustees chairman. “Our school is stronger than ever, and we look forward to growing our future.”
ROC Achieve Charter School provides an education and character development for its students as they become agents of positive change. The school opened in 2014, and now serves 375 students in grades 5-8. ROC Achieve held its first eighth-grade graduation ceremony this summer, celebrating the accomplishments of 69 students.
ROC Achieve will unveil a new logo later this summer.