In 2010, ROADS was just an idea. New York City needed new ways to provide an excellent education for students who had fallen out of the mainstream educational system. These students, many who were court involved, in foster care or homeless deserved a school that was built to specifically serve their needs. That idea has now grown into a reality with two new charter high schools, ROADS Charter School 1 in East New York, Brooklyn, and ROADS Charter School 2 in the South Bronx.
On Monday, August 27, 2012, ROADS Charter School 1 in East New York, Brooklyn and ROADS Charter School 2 in the South Bronx opened their doors to 150 young people in each school. Since then, our team of network and school-based staff has worked to turn the ROADS vision into a reality. We celebrated our first graduating class in 2015, and continue to drive towards the vision of academic, personal and professional success for all our young people for years to come.