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Information Night January 3, 2013 7:00 p.m. Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning. Small school setting. Students develop confidence, knowledge, and skills. A ll learners are empowered and supported through * Critical thinking

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small school setting
Small school setting
  • Students develop confidence, knowledge, and skills.
  • All learners are empowered and supported through

*Critical thinking

*Artistic development

*Community building

principles for the development of a complete mind
Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind:
  • Study the science of art.

Study the art of science.

  • Develop your senses –

especially learn how to see.

  • Realize that everything

connects to everything else.

r igorous course of study
Rigorous course of study
  • Science- Formal Lab Reports
  • LA/SS- Persuasive and expository essays
  • 40-60 minutes outside of class non-fiction/fictional reading
  • Project-based learning in all content areas
  • Use of technology in all content areas
  • Individual and group presentations required in all subjects
f ield trips
Field trips
  • Experience authentic art in the community
  • Continue opportunities that expand the walls of the classroom
  • Connect classroom learning and the world
  • Make connections with professionals
  • Funded by an active PTSA
building a safe community
Building A Safe Community
  • Inclusion(sense of belonging)
  • Influence (shared leadership/purpose)
  • Community (working together creatively)
  • Competence (individual purpose and development)
s tudents known by all teachers
Students known by all teachers
  • Opportunities for individualized instruction
  • Develop relationships conducive to inquiry and discussion
  • Guilds

Purpose: To develop relationships and the skills to deal with school and real world challenges and to create a positive school climate.

  • Mixed-age grouping and social skills
  • Health and study skills
  • Leadership and decision making
  • Known and acknowledged as individuals
  • Develop personal responsibility
  • Goal Setting
  • Celebrations and FUN
pull out resource program
Pull-out Resource Program
  • Students with IEP’s leave the general education classroom for the resource room for their service minutes.
  • Typically, this occurs during the fine and per-forming arts classes, but may also occur during other classes as well.
contributing to community
Contributing to Community
  • School Yearbook
  • Theater & Dance Productions
  • City Hall Artwork
  • Workshops with community member advisors
  • “Thrill the World” Participation
  • Elementary School Performances
  • Student Art Displays in Community
  • Community Out Reach
what makes renaissance school unique
What makes Renaissance School unique?
  • Small school setting
  • Students known by all teachers
  • Access to EHS facilities (theater, athletic facilities, library, cafeteria)
  • Opportunities for individualized instruction
  • Rigorous course of study; all students expected to perform at or above standard
  • Fine and Performing Arts
math program
Math Program

Math Progression from Renaissance

8th CMP (Algebra)

Geometry (9th grade)

Advanced Algebra (10 grade)

Algebra 3/Trigonometry Math Analysis

or Calculus or Calculus/AP Calculus

Students can take AP Calculus AB as juniors and AP Calculus BC as seniors. There is also the option of taking AP Statistics.

considerations commitments
  • Transportation – responsibility of family
  • Arts – throughout curriculum
  • Music/Sports – after school in attendance area
  • Extended Fieldtrips – occasional extra costs
  • Math Sequence – 6th CMP, 7th CMP, 8th CMP
  • Small School– everyone knows one another well
  • Parent Contribution Fee – $225
  • Volunteer hours – 25 hours per family
  • IEP Service Minutes – Pull-out model
  • Is Renaissance the Right Choice for My Child?
  • January 25, 2013 Last day applications accepted
  • February 1, 2013 Lottery for Choice Schools
  • February 13, 2013 Notification letters sent
  • February 25, 2013 Acceptance due to Renaissance School office

Contacts: RSAR Office: (425) 936-1544

Deborah Lerner:

Diane Kane:

questions and answers
Questions and Answers
  • We will take questions from the audience.

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