About This School
“At Renaissance Public Academy, we strive to develop the academic potential and personal character of each student. We seek to empower each student by employing challenging, well-defined educational programs based on core knowledge and classical principles.”
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Renaissance Public Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2012, Renaissance Public Academy had 10 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Oregon average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Renaissance Public Academy Reviews
Not what it used to be.
I have pulled my child out of this school because it just isn't the best choice anymore. There seems to be a lot of drama between teachers and administration. There is a core group of parents who clearly have too much "pull" with administration and the board of directors. Although the vision they have as a school is great, they just are no longer living up to it.
I have attended Renaissance since the sixth grade and am currently in eighth grade. My first year was amazing and enlightening. The education was outstanding. This year has been full of bullying among 4/5 graders where there was never any before. Staff continuously leave as well as students. If this does not change I would not recommend RPA.
Renaissance is a great school for students who want personal attention from great teachers and a wonderful staff. Parents are supportive and I think the principal is nice. I like that my child is in smaller classes and have teachers that work with each student.
A student who is returning to RPA listed, in order, the following reasons for wanting to return: The Curriculum is challenging, best friends are there, and the four-day school week. Younger students asking to come to RPA are wanting a more challenging curriculum than their current "other" school.
"Classical education for Modern Times" - focusing on Core Knowledge educational tools and Classical Education. A school of choice currently attended by over 100 with extended growth for 2013-14 being expected based on parental contact and requests for placement.
RPA tested "Outstanding" - in the top 1/3 of the schools in Oregon for 2011-12 (the first year it was eligible for testing on the Report Card).