Renaissance Academy Makes Grade, Again

Each year since 2003, the charter has made AYP.

The following was submitted by Renaissance Academy.

The Renaissance Academy Charter School has met its required Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, as well as every year since AYP was implemented in 2003.  AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

There have been recent news reports about the state of PA and the regulation to recalculate Charter School AYP standings to meet the expectations of the NCLB. While the new calculations did show some charters schools did not meet these requirements, the Renaissance Academy Charter School continues to meet AYP under the previous as well as current calculations.

About her school’s continued success, Gina Guarino Buli, CEO said, “At Renaissance, we work on a cycle of continuous improvement; with a focus on four key priorities: leadership, teaching and learning, achievement and unique experiences.  Mrs. Buli went on to say, “It is with these foci in mind that we aim to see growth in our organization and in every child’s achievement and success.”

Established in 1999, Renaissance Academy is a K-12, award-winning, tuition-free, college prep charter school located in Phoenixville, PA.  Renaissance Academy was recently named as a top high school on both the US News and World Report 2012 Best High Schools list and Philadelphia Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 Philadelphia-Area Public Schools.   More information on the school can be found at www.rak12.org.

Peg Cuthbert February 06, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Excellence in education! Great job, thank you all staff, for your continued dedication to produce productive, confident, bright members of the community and the world! Congrats!
anonymous February 09, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Their academic standard is awesome but their policies suck. We removed our son from Renaissance because he was suspended for pushing a bully attacker off of him. I don't care if they were #1 in the country. That's insanity.
Joe Smith February 16, 2013 at 01:29 PM
This is a great example of school choice. The Government school system hates charters because charters do a better job. The Phoenixville Area Extortion Association hates charters because it threatens their survival. How about we open more charters, then let the government teachers go on strike. They can then have their picket line circle jerk, and the union president can be their pivot man!!!!!!!!
Jarvis Family February 23, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Kudos to RA and their phenomenal staff! Both of my girls now attend this school and what a difference already!! They truly recognize bright students and give them the opportunity to shine even brighter!!
amy Jo March 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Physical abuse is never acceptable! Never! When you son's wife divorces him for "pushing" her you'll wish you never took him out of Renaissance!!!!!! If you read the RA handbook you would have known that RA follows this handbook closely.....no exceptions; not even for your son!


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