Students, and a male family member or role model, took to the playing fields.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Smart kids. Talented singers.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Students at the Phoenixville charter visit the West Chester corporation for weekly mentoring.
Since October, Renaissance Academy Charter School students have made weekly visits to West Chester's QVC, Inc. The students and their mentors at QVC work together on activities designed to enhance the students’ understanding of working collaboratively within a corporation. It's real, real world experience. Students are also able to tour the QVC facility, the model’s closet, and the QVC studio. The kids also get the opportunity to visit with employees who work in occupations that interest them. According to Renaissance Academy: Activities conducted during the students’ visits involve team building, engineering, time management, and creating a budget. The most recent visit involved an “un-birthday celebration where students and mentors …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The RA fundraiser benefited the Get Well Gabby Foundation.
The kids at Renaissance Academy will, apparently, fight cancer with anything and everything they've got. On March 1, the Key Club at the charter organized a school-wide fundraiser to aid research to cure childhood cancer. Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who donated a dollar were, as a mark of their generosity, allowed to wear their craziest hat to school. The fun event raised over $300. The money will be sent to Get Well Gabby Foundation; a fund established in the memory of a young Phoenixville girl who lost a fight to cancer in 2011. According to the charter, the school's ties with Gabby's family run deep: As the Vogel family used to live in Phoenixville, some of the Key Club members actually knew the family. Allison …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The charter is competing in Shire’s Great Food Fight to battle hunger in the Delaware Valley.
Fight hunger, win money. Not a bad deal. The students at the Renaissance Academy sure think so. For the second straight year, the students are participating in Shire’s Great Food Fight to battle hunger in the Delaware Valley. The school will be competing against other local students in a race to see who can collect the most canned food, dry goods, and monetary donations for families in need. According to the school's announcement: Shire Pharmaceuticals, who sponsors the competition, will award $10,000 to the school that raises the most food as measured in pounds, $5,000 for the school that collects the most food in pounds per student and $1,000 each to the school from the five Southeastern Pennsylvania counties that collects the most food …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The 51 seniors have collectively earned a total of $3,162,000.
The following release was submitted by the Renaissance Academy. Faye Tiger Conquest, High School Counselor for the Renaissance Academy Charter School, proudly announced today that the seniors of the Renaissance Academy Class of 2013 have passed the three million dollar mark in awarded college scholarship money. These 51 seniors, who have been accepted to universities such as Temple, Drexel, and St. Joseph’s, have collectively earned a total of $3,162,000 in scholarships. Mrs. Conquest reported that, “This senior class is the 9th graduating class at Renaissance and, while all classes have been extremely successful, this class has been awarded the largest amount of scholarship money to date.” About this milestone, Gina Guarino Buli, CEO …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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 …
Friday, October 12, 2012
For two weeks, the charter will hold a haunted house at the commons.
Ghosts, ghouls, zombies and fiends! For two weekends in October, these creatures will walk the earth at the annual Renaissance Academy Charter School – Haunted House located at the Franklin Commons Education Center, 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA. This open to the public, high quality event will be held on October 19, 20, 26, and 27, with the doors creaking open at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Visitors arriving slightly before start time will be treated to a "flash mob" performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller. If you are interested in participating in the dance, please contact us at Haunt@rak12.org. The Haunted House, which the school has been producing since 2006, includes trained live actors, special effects, …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Senior Samantha Cross took the honor.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Michelle Fink gave 20 books to infants at Phoenixville Hospital.
Michelle Fink, a second-grader at Renaissance Academy, recently made a very generous donation to Phoenixville Hospital, according to PR Director Lori Cunningham. Mother by her side, Fink donated a handful of books to the hospital's recently delivered babies. At her birthday party, rather than a gift for herself, Fink asked her friends to bring books for babies. She was able to collect and donate 20 in all. “Thanks to Michelle (and her friends) for the very generous donation,” Cunningham wrote in an email.