The Riverhead Charter School received approval from the New York State Board of Regents last week to offer ninth and 10th grades starting in the 2020-21 school year and to increase its maximum enrollment from 700 students to 787.
The current enrollment is 492, according to Raymond Ankrum, the school’s executive director and principal. (more…)
The Riverhead Charter School has announced expansion plans that would include offering ninth and tenth grade classes within the next four years. (more…)
Most local school districts are already out of snow days and are hoping to squeak by without having to use any more for fear of having to open during break.
I read Riverhead Charter School principal Raymond Ankrum’s column and found it fascinating and familiar all at once. READ
How can we allow our traditional public schools to continue to fail black and Hispanic students? Why aren’t failing schools met with outrage and skepticism?
Assessment results for students at the Riverhead Charter School show proficiency rates of 34 percent on English Language Arts tests taken in April 2016 — a 12 percent improvement — and a slight increase to 33 percent proficiency in math, according to the state Department of Education.
For the past few years, parents and educators have rallied against the state’s latest system of so-called high-stakes testing, which ties teacher evaluations to the controversial Common Core standards. Their principal strategy has been the opt-out movement, under which students refuse to take mandated assessment tests.
Students at the Riverhead Charter School are offering a helping hand to those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. READ