RA World Fest Showcases World Perspectives Projects

May 28th, 2015

Renaissance Academy learners hosted its first ever World Fest event on Wednesday, May 27. The Learners have been researching religions of the world, creating digital storybooks and have been learning about cultures in international communities in order to showcase countries at the event.

Learners prepared special presentations, delicious food, digital storybooks and had a great time presenting to community partners and members!

Thanks to all who attended World Fest! Congratulations to our learners for a successful event!

CLICK HERE to read the News and Tribune’s article written after reporter Jerod Clapp attended the event!

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RA Learners Lead U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony

May 22nd, 2015

Before we honor those who have given their lives for our country on Memorial Day, Monday May 25, Renaissance Academy learners honored their country by taking part in retiring two American flags of Clarksville Community Schools on Friday, May 22.

The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Thus, when a flag is torn and tattered beyond repair, it’s time for it to be retired.

Two Renaissance Academy learners, freshmen Logan Dailey and Andrew Haven, who are also Boy Scouts, helped lead the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

It was a very special ceremony. Thank you to Logan and Andrew for their leadership!

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Chef Whaley Visits RA

May 21st, 2015

Renaissance Academy had a special visitor around lunch time on Wednesday, May 21.

Chef Jim Whaley is part of the national database of “Chefs Move to Schools” program and he visited RA to promote healthier foods, cooking processes and allowed our students the opportunity to sample some food examples.

He took the unique opportunity to meet the students, evaluate our cafeteria and make suggestions to better our current menu along with what positives he sees happening with our menu and cafeteria! It was a great opportunity for our students to meet Chef Whaley, a chef with more than 36 years of experience in Food Service.

Thanks for visiting Renaissance Academy, Chef Whaley!

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Renaissance Academy Applications being taken for 2015-16 School Year

May 20th, 2015


Renaissance Academy, Clarksville Community Schools’ New Technology High School, is currently accepting applications for grades nine and 10 for the 2015-2016 school year. For priority consideration, applications must be submitted by June 1, 2015.

Renaissance Academy opened in the fall of 2014. While focusing on the same curriculum as the traditional high school, Renaissance Academy is a new type of high school that takes the traditional model and turns it upside down. Rather than note-taking and lectures, Renaissance learners lead their own learning using team projects and technology.

There are only four requirements for learners to attend:

  1. Must be willing and able to work in groups;
  2. Must understand that making presentations and public speaking is required;
  3. Must be prepared for Algebra I;
  4. And must make a one-year commitment to the school and its project-based learning model.

Applications are available online at www.renaissanceacademyin.org/application and can be submitted by email, fax, US mail or in person at Renaissance Academy, located at 806 Eastern Blvd.

Prospective learners and their families can schedule an appointment to visit Renaissance Academy by calling 812.258.9040.

Learners who are accepted at Renaissance Academy will participate in Culture Camp July 27-28, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two-day program brings together Renaissance learners just before school starts to begin establishing the school’s culture of trust, respect and responsibility.

Applications for enrollment for all other Clarksville Community Schools (all grades) are available online at www.ccsc.k12.in.us or can be obtained at each school. Enrollment is open to students both inside the district’s boundaries and beyond. Approximately 10 percent of students enrolled in Clarksville Community Schools reside outside the district’s formal boundaries. The school district has the lowest public school teacher-to-student ratio in Clark County.

The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year is Thursday, July 30, 2015 for all Clarksville Community Schools.