Seeing is Believing! Open Tour Day March 17

March 7th, 2016

Seeing is believing, and you’ve got to see this. Renaissance Academy welcomes prospective students and their parents to attend an Open Tour Day on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Renaissance Academy is a free, public, New Technology High School that is part of the Clarksville Community School Corporation. The school is currently accepting southern Indiana students entering grades 9-11 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Complete with couches for desks, laptops instead of notebooks, and classrooms called “studios,” this new tech high school teaches standard curriculum in an unconventional way. Rather than lectures and note taking, students lead their own learning using team projects and technology, just like the modern workplace.

“The goal of the Open Tour Day is to get potential learners in our doors during a normal school day, so that they can experience a new tech high school in action,” said Dr. Brian Allred, director of Renaissance Academy. “Our unique education model gives learners ownership over their learning experience and encourages a level of responsibility similar to what they may experience in a professional workplace. Renaissance is educating students for the 21st century.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with Renaissance Academy staff, engage in student-led tours, and participate in a panel discussion with Renaissance Academy learners.

To attend Renaissance Academy’s Open Tour Day, please RSVP via email to Dr. Allred atballred@clarksvilleschools.org. Please detail how many people will be attending and the prospective learner’s grade level for the 2016-2017 school year.

Renaissance Academy is located at 806 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, IN.

About Renaissance Academy

Part of the national New Tech Network, Renaissance Academy is a new type of public

high school that takes the traditional model and turns it upside down. Rather than lectures and note taking, students lead their own learning using team projects and technology, just like the modern workplace. Students from outside the Clarksville Community School Corporation district are eligible to apply for enrollment.

About The New Tech Network

New Tech Network works nationwide with schools, districts and communities to develop

innovative public schools. The New Tech design provides an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated technology in the classroom. Our hands-on, multi-year approach gives schools structure and support to ensure long-term success. Founded in Napa, California, in 1996, New Tech is made up of 175 schools in 28 states and Australia.