Galapagos Rockford Charter School

Contact: Dr Alexia Riser-Carifio

2605 School St.
3051 Rotary Road
Rockford
IL
61101
United States

Tel: 8157087946451

Email: acarifio@galapagoscharter.org

About Galapagos Rockford Charter School

Galapagos Rockford Charter School is a college-preparatory K-8 school focused on preparing its scholars to become responsible, productive, college-educated adults, capable of adapting and prospering in a changing global economy.  

Galapagos Rockford uses data-driven instruction to target the learning needs of each scholar to ensure that no scholar is marginalized and each scholar is achieving academic growth at an accelerated rate.  Galapagos Rockford implements a rigorous curriculum in math, reading, language arts, science, social studies, wellness and fine arts.

Galapagos Rockford was founded in 2009 and was the first charter school in Rockford, IL.  Since that time, Galapagos scholars have performed at levels above the other charter schools in the city.  The goal at Galapagos is to become the top performing school in the city. 

Galapagos is a non-selective school, meaning that children do not need to test into the school.  In fact, the focus of Galapagos is to service children who may not have been best served in other schools.  In some cases, this means that the child is behind, in other cases, this means that the child is not being challenged and requires more rigorous work.

At Galapagos Rockford Charter School, our mission is to ensure that scholars get the foundational skills they need to go on to attend and graduate from a four-year university.   Our work is focused on closing the achievement gap for children in traditionally under-served communities.  

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