Galapagos Rockford Charter School is dedicated to preparing scholars to be responsible, productive, college-educated adults, capable of adapting and prospering in the changing global economy.
  • Galapagos Rockford believes in curriculum that is rigorous and promotes the skills needed in the 21st century. The curriculum at Galapagos is aligned with the Common Core and is designed to ensure that our scholars go to and succeed at four year universities.

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    Our Curriculum

  • Galapagos Rockford has a limited number of spots remaining at some grade levels for the 2016-17 school year. Please fill out an application today to begin the enrollment process.

    If you are interested in enrolling your child for the next school year, 2017-18, please fill out a 2017-18 application. These applications will be available on December 12, 2016.

    The Galapagos scholar lottery will be held on March 21, 2017.

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    Enroll Your Scholar

  • We are proud of our staff and we strive to provide all instructors and staff the tools to successfully support our scholars. If you would like to be considered to be a part of Rockford’s most elite group of educators please apply today.

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    Join Our Team

  • Our mission is to ensure that our scholars are provided with the support they need to succeed now, in college and beyond. As a result, we introduce scholars to higher education through our College 101 program, we provide unique experiences through our After School X program and we provide the healthiest meals in the city through our partnership with Gourmet Gorilla. But these are just a few of the things that we do…

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    What Makes Us Special

Here are some important facts:

  • 1

    Galapagos Rockford was the 1st charter school in Rockford.  Galapagos is the number 1 performing charter school in Rockford.  Galapagos was the 1st school in Rockford to ban junk food and serve nutritious meals to all of its scholars.  Galapagos is the one public school in Rockford that sends its 8th grade scholars to Washington D.C.

  • 23%

    Galapagos Rockford scholars demonstrated over 23% academic growth over a two year period of time on the Illinois State assessment between 2012 and 2014.  This was the highest level of growth of any public school in the Rock River Valley.

  • 42

    Galapagos Rockford has sent 42 of its scholars to study at Northwestern University’s gifted and talented camp.  These 4th-8th grade scholars spend up to three weeks living on the college campus, studying topics ranging from robotics to Shakespeare.