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.