Welcome to Roots Activity Learning Center (RALC), or simply, Roots.
Roots was founded in 1977 by Bernida Thompson, Ed.D, with the philosophy that exposure is the key to intelligence. Roots is an independent educational institution serving the specific needs of children of African heritage. Roots has an Infant/Toddler Center (6 - 36 months old), Primary Center (grades 1 - 4) and Middle School Center (grades 5 - 8).
The success of Roots is demonstrated in several
ways. In 1999, the community asked Dr. Thompson to open another Roots as a charter school. Therefore, Roots Public Charter School was born as a protégé of the Roots Activity Learning Center. RALC alumni have successfully graduated from many of the finest area high schools, historically black colleges and universities, as well as from Harvard, Duke, Princeton, etc. RALC teachers and staff have received National teacher and principal of the year honors, and its students achieve high on standardized tests and place well in Spelling Bees and other competitions.