Renaissance Public Academy
“A classical education for modern times”
A Fully Accredited 4th-12th Grade Charter School – Founded in 2010
Molalla, Oregon ~ Clackamas County
Tuition-Free, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Public Charter School
Renaissance Public Academy is a small rural school of choice which strongly emphasizes “The Core Knowledge Foundation” and a Classical Education model. A fully accredited, tuition-free public charter school, we are neither a traditional public school nor an alternative school.
An Option and An Opportunity – The most successful student at RPA is a serious student. He/she demonstrates personal growth and character development in becoming good stewards of their education. Smart Internships and College Credit courses are available. MRSD maintains the special education program on campus for RPA 504 and I.E.P. students.
We Learn. We Grow. We Will Succeed.
Currently serving grades 4-12, Renaissance Public Academy is an accredited public, tuition-free charter school. Located in (and hosted by) Molalla River School District, we serve North Marion and South Clackamas counties. As a charter school, enrollment is not limited to the boundaries of the school district. In addition to students within Molalla River School District, enrollment has included families from Canby, Woodburn, Hubbard, Aurora, Salem, Keizer, Silverton, Mt. Angel, Scotts Mills, Estacada, Oregon City, Gladstone, and Wilsonville.
RPA arranges bus services through First Student;. Current stops include points at the far reaches of MRSD’s boundaries, and within the city of Molalla. (Boundary-related stops currently include Clarkes Fire Station, Liberal Store, Smyrna Church, Dart Road off Hwy 213, Maple Grove and Groshong.)
Renaissance Public Academy generally operates on a 4-day classroom schedule, Monday through Thursday. If Monday is a holiday, classes are held Tuesday through Friday. The 2015-2016 RPA Calendar provides specifics, including our start-up date of August 31st, and the weeks we will have classes all 5 days. These will generally occur at the start of the year, and then after extended school holiday closures. For the new school year, classes begin at 7:30 and students will be released at 3:00.
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Click to view the current Course Catalog – “Course Descriptions” 2015-2016
Click to view Renaissance Public Academy Literature Progression for your reference.
With the unique curriculum of RPA and high expectations, 43.33% of our 4th-12th grade scholars received Honor or High Honor Roll recognition as a result of grades earned in the Second Trimester of 2014-15.
Bell Schedules – Elementary and Middle/High School (click to enlarge)
HS Trip to DC – April 2015 – a trip FILLED with historically-based experiences … (Washington Monument in the background)
World War I Memorial
and at the Korean War Memorial
Please visit our “Events/News” page to stay informed of “current events.”
Wednesday, October 14th – PICTURE DAY and 9th-11th Grade students taking the PSAT. (Senior Activity Day with Ms. Artsis and Mrs. De Risio)
Thursday, October 15th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00-4:30 and 5:30-8:30)
Saturday/Sunday, October 23rd-24th – EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT to prepare the Marson Court Building for occupancy (Click on link for information specific to needed donations and assistance.)
Wednesday, October 30th – Annual Masquerade Ball (6PM-9:30PM at Molalla Christian Church)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – Graduation Ceremonies for our Seniors – notify family and friends!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 – 5th Grade Civil War Reinactment
If you’re interested in learning more about RPA and would like to have a tour and/or visit – or observe a classroom, please contact the office at 503-759-7002.
Volunteers are an integral part of any school’s routine, sometimes even more so with Charter Schools. We encourage visits to our “Volunteer” page to learn what is required, and information that will be helpful to our partnering with you and others toward an even more successful year!
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Even as school is in session, RPA is enrolling for all grades. Once our maximum class/grade enrollment for 25 has been reached, additional scholars for that grade will be placed on a waiting list. We encourage interested families to contact RPA as soon as possible.
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Spring Break 2016 will find at least 10 of our scholars on a 9-day tour of Italy.
Your donation assists in our providing everything from classroom needs and curriculum
materials to updating textbooks and technology. It aides us in providing unique field trips and educational experiences
for our scholars.
Ultimately, your generous donation is essential to continuing our building of an excellent educational experience for young scholars.
Any donation will be greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.