Frequently asked questions
* Close relationships between students and faculty
* Individualized attention and learning plans
* Founding students' interests and needs drive the development of the school
* Opportunities for everyone to shine!
Yes. Students take a core curriculum sequence of four years of science, math, Social Studies and English featuring interdisciplinary connections, problem-based learning and a global perspective. Students have the choice of learning French or Spanish as the foreign language requirement. Students graduate in four years with a Regents diploma and college credits. To graduate from New Roots Charter School, all students are required to demonstrate that they have met all 28 New York State Learning Standards. Through concurrent enrollment, some courses for juniors and seniors are designed to meet standards for Tompkins Cortland Community College. New Roots does not offer AP courses.
New Roots is chartered by the State University of New York Board of Trustees; any New York State student is eligible to attend New Roots. Approximately 175 students attend New Roots; most come from within Tompkins County. If you live within 15 miles of Ithaca, your home school district will provide busing for you to get to New Roots. All students will have a school-provided T-CAT bus pass, as well.