“The CRA logo (the spiral that represents the Fibonacci sequence)…is a fitting metaphor as CRA has managed to find the golden ratio of pride, expectations, environment, and engagement.” – From Oregon’s EPIC College Readiness Case Study Project:
The Quality Education Commission’s (QEC) “Best Practices Panel summarizes the outcomes of the College Readiness Case Study Report completed in 2016 for the QEC by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). This study provides an inside look at the workings of four Oregon High Schools that are overcoming the odds and achieving significantly higher graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates than their student body demographics would predict.”
After two days of thorough research and interviews with staff, students, and parents, the report highlighted Renaissance’s Collective Vision, Leadership, Professional Development, Academic Structures, Focus on Social Justice as central to its successes.
Crater Renaissance Academy of Arts and Sciences in Central Point, Oregon, is one of only 8 schools from across the country to receive “gold” recognition as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students’ strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students.
Nationally recognized for a fourth year in a row (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)! Congratulations to every current and former Renaissance student, parent and teacher that made this happen! A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
Crater Renaissance Academy Arts & Sciences is extremely proud to be one of two Oregon schools honored by Oregon ASCD to receive the 2012- 2013 ASCD Educating the Whole Child for the 21st Century Award. This award is designed to recognize schools that have gone beyond a vision for educating the whole child to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling.
New state standards are challenging students to understand subject matter more deeply, think more critically, and apply their learning to the real world. Smarter Balanced assessments provide more accurate and meaningful information to teachers about what students are actually learning. Teachers use this feedback to adjust their instruction and help students succeed in school and after.