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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

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 rpawideRenaissance 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.

 Marson Court croppedAn 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 will 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.

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.


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A few of our high school scholars at the Lincoln Memorial

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our 32nd President, and three RPA “Pippi Longstockings”

(DC Trip, April 2015)

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Informational Letter to Families (August 17, 2015)

Student/Parent Orientation:  Thursday, August 27th at the Sawtell campus  (6PM-8PM).

First Day of School:  Monday, August 31st.

Volunteers are an integral part of any school’s routine.  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 a successful yearl

open enrollment photoRPA is currently enrolling for all grades toward the 2015-16 School Year.  With small classes and a maximum of 25 per grade, there are openings in nearly every grade.  Once enrollment for 25 has been reached for a specific grade, additional students for that grade will be placed on a waiting list.  We encourage interested families to contact RPA as soon as possible.

Supply List 4th-6th Grades
 Supply List 7th-12th Grades

DRESS CODE 2014-15



Spring Break 2016 will find at least 10 of our scholars visiting Rome, Italy.

Experience Italy with us next summer If you are interested in more information, please contact Jeanna De Risio.

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advanceEDseal-125x125Renaissance Public Academy is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit … E.I.N. 27-1756201
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.

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