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Renaissance Public Academy
Founded in 2010 ~ Molalla (Clackamas County), Oregon

Registered 501-c-3 Non Profit

Important Press Release 12-11-13

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RPA is an accredited, tuition-free public charter school of choice currently serving grades 4 through 12. As a charter school, student enrollment is not limited to the boundaries of our “home district” – Molalla River School District. advancED logo Click on the AdvancED “International Registry for Accreditation” icon to view basic information specific to RPA’s accreditation.


rpawide Physical Address (Historic Maple Grove School)

39214 S. Sawtell Road, Molalla, OR 97038 (directions)

Mailing: PO Box 208, Molalla, OR 97038-0208

Phone (503) 759-7002

Fax (503) 759-7004

Board of Directors’ Website
14-02-11 Board Meeting Agenda
The “About Us” tab provides internal pages to help visitors learn more about RPA.
E-mail from here ~ or use the “To Contact Us …” tab in the directory bar above.


An important introduction to the program: “RPA Expectations
Enrollment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities


During the school year, RPA operates on a 4-day classroom schedule, generally Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If Monday is a holiday, classes are held Tuesday through Friday. The 2013-14 Calendar does include three 5-day weeks to cover Thanksgiving week when school will not be held. (September 9-13, November 4-8, December 2-6)

Public Board Meetings are calendared for the second Tuesday of each month beginning with a 6:00 PM “Meet and Greet” (a time for visiting and “Q’s and A’s”) with Board Members. The regular meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Unless noted otherwise, they are held at the Molalla Public Library.

Visit “Calendar & Events” for upcoming events ..

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Review of our 10/17-10/18 Conferences …

With 140 students enrolled and 104 students represented, an amazing 74% of our students had a parent or parents spend quality time with teachers last week during conferences. We thoroughly appreciate the teamwork displayed by committed parents, teachers, administration, and students!

Click here or on the “ENROLL” page tab for enrollment information. We are “close on target” or at our maximum 25 students per grade in most elementary and middle school grades. Once we are at that number, we begin a waiting list for any full grades. If you have any questions, please contact the office. We invite you to absorb our newsletters on the newsletters page and to scroll over the “About Us” link at the top of this webpage to learn more about RPA.

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Quick-links to some important documents …
2013-14 Bus Schedule FS – eff 11-07-13
2013-2014 Student Dress Code
2013-14 School Year Calendar
2013-14 Complete Handbook
RPA Curriculum/Instructional Program
RPA Literature Reading Progression – 5th through 12th grade
(with 4th grade recently added, the reading progression will be updated)
ENGRADE” – RPA’s Grading and Assignments Database
For Parents/Students: Student Pre-Arrange Absence form

If your student will need to take any form of medication (Prescription or non-Prescription) while at school, please provide a completed Authorization for Medication Administration 09-2013

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INVITATION: When school is in session, classes are open for observation by parents and other visitors. Review/Observation forms, available in the office provide an opportunity for parents/visitors to note comments and share them with the administration. Appointments for visits are to be made in advance through the office. The intent of “pre-planning” is to avoid scheduling a classroom visit on a day of testing. Our school is also open for visits from prospective new students and families. Visitors/Guests are required to check in/sign in at the office before going to any classroom.
Please note: If there is an interest in having a non-registered student visit or shadow with a student for a day, please complete a Student Visitor Permission Form and submit it one week in advance of your requested date.

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Click here for statewide ratings by elementary, middle, and high school released in October, 2012. Updates for the 2012-13 School Year should be available for viewing in October 2013.

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2012-2013 Year-end Update: Trimester 3 reports – 65 of our 102 students achieved Honor Roll or High Honor Roll. 63% of our Middle School Students made Honor Roll or High Honor Roll. Looking at it another way: 30% of our students achieved High Honor Roll; plus an additional 33% achieved Honor Roll for this last trimester of the school year! Considering our unique “Expectations“, reference to the grading scale, and difficult curriculum, this says a lot for the partnership of teacher/student/parent that exists! Under the “About Us” tab above, visit “Our Students” to see the list of accomplishments!

“… one of teaching’s great rewards is the daily chance it gives us to get back to the dance floor. It is the dance of the spiraling generations in which the old empower the young with their experience and the young empower the old with new life, reweaving the fabric of the human community as they touch and turn.”
~ Parker J. Palmer, founder – Fetzer Institute Teacher Formation Program

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Thank you, Mrs. Schmitz, for your help in assembling the following student-driven project, and sharing it during the June 2013 year-end assembly

“Six-Word Memoirs”- Renaissance Public Academy 2012-2013 Tech Class




One Call Now – Automated phone messaging allowing RPA to communicate quickly with all programmed numbers.