Welcome to Roberto Clemente Elementary Charter School!
Opening in September 2014, Roberto Clemente Elementary Charter School (RCECS) is a Full-Day Kindergarden through Grade 5 public school of choice located in Allentown, PA. Serving 300 students, RCECS promotes a culture of universal achievement through a rigorous and progressive Curriculum. By partnering with local colleges and universities, RCECS practices an Early College Model, exposing young learners to college symbolism and experiences. To complement our Early College Model, RCECS provides a Dual Language Program exposing students to instruction in both English and Spanish. RCECS promotes fluency and literacy in two languages, both English and Spanish. Through our Dual Language Program and our Early College Model, students are challanged to excel and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in middle and high school, but also in post-secondary study and as life-long learners.
During 2014-2017, RCECS was a proud recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Charter Schools Program Start-Up Grant. RCECS was the only grantee in the state of Pennsylvania. RCECS is also a recipient of the PA 21st Century Community Learning Center grant sponsoring after school, summer school and Saturday school programming. Through these grants, our resilient students, our committed families, and our dedicated staff, RCECS PSSA scores continue to grow. We proudly average 96% student attendance every month!
I look forward to continuing the great reputation that is Roberto Clemente and preparing our students and families for their future success!
Alyssa Newman, M.Ed.