to Roots Activity Learning Center, RALC. RALC was founded in 1977 by
Bernida Thompson, Ed.D with the philosophy that exposure is the key to
intelligence. Roots ALC is an independent educational childcare
facility serving the specific needs of children of African heritage.
RALC has an Infant/Toddler Center (6 wk olds - 36 months old), Primary
Center (grades 1st-4th) and Middle School Center (grades 5th - 8th).
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’s
alumni have been successful at all of the finest area high schools,
historically black colleges and universities, as well as Harvard, Duke,
Princeton, etc. RALC is nationally accredited by The Middle States
Commission on Elementary Schools, The National Academy of Early
Childhood Programs, and The Commission on International and