Regional Achievement Centers

When schools succeed,
students ACHIEVE.

Mission & Guiding Principles

RAC Mission Statement:

New Jersey’s Regional Achievement Centers, struggling schools, and their districts will partner to set clear goals for student growth, put proven turnaround principles into action, and use data to drive decision-making and accountability. Working together, we will meet our shared goal of closing the achievement gap and preparing all of our students for success in college and career.

RAC Guiding Principles:

  • Partnership: Regional Achievement Centers, Priority and Focus Schools, and their districts work together.
  • Research base: School turnaround principles proven to drive student achievement are put into action.
  • Support: High impact professional development is regularly provided to teachers, leaders, and Regional Achievement Center teams. Resources are targeted to support Priority and Focus Schools.
  • Accountability: Clear goals and data drive decision-making. RAC teams, Priority and Focus Schools, and their districts are held directly accountable for results.
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