CORE VALUES

Core Values

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Respect

Appreciating and showing the value of students, families, colleagues, and cultures.

RCSA teammates work hard to maintain a positive environment for everyone. We strive to inspire and draw out the best in each other. We seek to build trust and mutual respect with all of our stakeholders through transparent and honest communication. We work to prove that our actions are guided by the best interests of those we serve.

 

Compassion

Showing kindness, caring, and willingness to help others.

No matter what happens, the RCSA family is there for each other. We are committed not only to serving the children, the families, and our teammates in our schools but also to serving the needs of our community. Throughout the school year, students will participate in many service-learning projects to boost their learning and gain experience in giving back to their community.

 

Self-Confidence

Believing and trusting in one’s abilities to succeed.

Our students, parents, and staff work at RCSA to create a strong community of success. RCSA has many systems that we use to recognize the good work of staff, teachers, and students. We celebrate the success of our teammates, and our own success as well. We also spread the good news about the positive impact we are making in each other’s lives and in the lives of children and families.

 

Accountability

Demonstrating a personal and school-wide responsibility for learning, ethical conduct, and following policies and procedures.

We guide our students to value integrity, show respect, and be responsible. RCSA students and teammates are reminded of the importance of these traits and encouraged to exemplify them in all of their work. We do not compromise when it comes to our ethical standards.

We do whatever it takes to help students reach their goals. We understand that we will not achieve the impact we seek without sustained dedication to delivering value. Every student will learn and grow into successful and productive citizens. We must hold ourselves accountable in order to become the best professionals and people we can be.

Our teachers regularly participate in professional development and other programs to ensure that they have the most up-to-date training and are best prepared to teach our students. We are transparent about our programs, systems, and school grades. We share our information with our community to shape a relationship of trustworthiness.

RCSA Rockets will strive to be respectful, compassionate, self-confident, and accountable in everything that they do!

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Culture

At River City Science Academy, we create a positive and collaborative environment for all. We expect teachers and staff to be creative, humble, open-minded, passionate, and determined to deliver excellent results.

We model positive character traits, provide equal and fair opportunities for all our students, and fully believe in their potential. We welcome and embrace diversity among our staff, students, and parents, offer varied courses and resources to meet all of our students’ needs, and learn from each other.

We build connections with our community, develop partnerships with our stakeholders, and foster strong relationships through effective communication between all teachers, staff, students, and parents. We support and connect with each RCSA campus and are proud members of the RCSA family.

Principles

At RCSA, our pursuit of building a world-class family of public charter schools is guided by our core values. We seek to hold ourselves and each of our team members accountable for demonstrating them every day. After all, it is our core values that define our aspiration of how we interact together as teammates, as well as with the children, families and communities that we serve.

Academic Excellence

Our paramount objective is to deliver exceptional education. We strive for excellence by partnering with the best educators and school operators in the country. Our schools are accredited by top organizations and adhere to the highest rankings of their state’s rating system. Our teachers implement STEM-focused curriculum, hands-on activities, character education, and more to ensure our students are receiving a top-notch education. Our experienced and highly-qualified educators are well-trained and amply prepared to guide our students toward realizing their full academic potential.

Safe & Attractive Learning Environments

We employ rigorous safety requirements and train our staff to make student safety their primary concern. Our facilities undergo thorough inspections to ensure the highest quality standards are met. Our properties are continuously monitored to keep them safe and well-maintained. This allows us to foster an environment where education is the number one priority in every classroom. Our secure campuses are managed by state-qualified professionals that are responsible for providing the ideal setting of academic enrichment, strongly encouraging students to “endeavor” to their full potential.

Personal Enrichment & Development

We strive to offer our students a whole-life experience that goes beyond the classroom. Our schools offer compelling extracurricular activities that are both challenging and fun, and ample opportunities for students to develop their talents outside of the classroom. It is our belief that a quality education encompasses a broad spectrum of opportunities across multiple platforms. Our students are enthusiastic learners because they use knowledge to solve real-world problems in their own communities. We believe that students have the power to solve problems now and that relevance in their learning will prepare them to be the leaders of the future.

Community Inspired

A school’s success is driven by its ability to earn the embrace of its community. It takes a special kind of school to cement its standing in the community and evoke the trust necessary to become a true partner in educating its youth. It is an integral part of our mission to ensure all students reach their maximum potential through a diverse learning environment.

Sound Leadership

Top schools require strong leadership that can inspire their educators and students to perform at their highest levels. RCSA is committed to a vision of shared leadership that is collaborative and courageous. RCSA is led by a team of highly qualified partners who engage all community stakeholders in the decision making process. RCSA principals and administration often participate in training workshops and professional development opportunities to strengthen their skill sets. We look forward to engaging parents and community partners in this process. We support our school staff by giving them the resources and professional development they require to be the best at their specific roles.

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RCSA MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL (6-12)

7565 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216

(904) 855-8010 ex.1

 

RCSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5)

7450 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216

(904) 855-8010 ex.2

RCSA INNOVATION (K-8)

8313 Baycenter Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 855-8010 ex.3

 

RCSA MANDARIN (K-8)

10911 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257

(904) 855-8010 ex.4

 

RCSA INTRACOASTAL (K-8)

2002 San Pablo Rd. S. Jacksonville, FL 32224

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