Renaissance Academy Learners Host Third Annual World Fest!

May 22nd, 2017

Countries from all around the world were on display during this year’s Renaissance Academy World Fest on Thursday, May 18!

Our ninth and tenth grade learners did an excellent job preparing displays, food and tons of information for their designated country!

Students from Clarksville Elementary School and tons of community members/families attended today’s fantastic event!

Congratulations to our learners for another successful World Fest!


Junior Jayda Bellamy Speaks to Clarksville Rotary

April 19th, 2017

Renaissance Academy Learner Jadya Bellamy spoke to Clarksville Rotary at their breakfast on Wednesday, April 19 about her experience at RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp that she attended!

RYLA is an amazing camp that provides an intensive training program for potential leaders to discuss and learn leadership skills!

Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Clarksville for the continued support of our students!


RA Learners Host First Ever Service Learning Day!

April 17th, 2017

Renaissance Academy learners participated in its first ever, school-wide, Service Learning Day on Friday, April 14.

Every learner at Renaissance Academy worked throughout the community on several projects including picking up trash in Gateway Park in Clarksville, building picnic tables, painting wagons for Norton Children’s Hospital, serving and preparing lunch at a local Soup Kitchen, and more.

Because Community Service is a vital part of a New Tech School, Learner Advocates decided to involve the whole school in a service learning day.

Congrats to all of our learners for an outstanding Service Learning Day! #ThinkClarksville


Clarksville Cares PSA

January 4th, 2017

Learners help CES students write letters to Santa!

December 5th, 2016

Santa’s helpers have been hard at work helping our CES preschool through second grade students write their special letters to Santa!

Learner elves from Renaissance Academy helped our littlest students write to Santa detailing how good they have been this year, as well as their Christmas wants and wishes!

CES students were so excited to write their special letters, and our Renaissance Academy learner elves had a great time helping them to do so!

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RA Learners Have Key Roles in Clarksville Cares

November 16th, 2016

Clarksville Cares is a program that was created in the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year in an effort to help supply students with school supplies, clothing, and food that kids may not have access to otherwise. Any student in need may benefit from this program.

Renaissance Academy learners play a key role in Clarksville Cares. Learners often devote hours of their time sorting through, shopping for, and packing supplies and food for those less fortunate. Major events include: Pack the Bus — which is a back to school event held to provide school supplies to set students up for success, Touch the Truck — a time to connect with community members and spread awareness of Clarksville Cares, and an annual gift wrapping event to prepare donated gifts for elementary school students to unveil on Christmas morning.

Donations for Clarksville Cares can be submitted online through PayPal or in person at Renaissance Academy.  CLICK HERE for additional information on how to help!



RA Learners Skype with Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton

Learners in Mr. Whicker’s World Perspectives Class got the opportunity on Monday, Nov. 7 to Skype with retired Congressman Lee Hamilton concerning foreign policy and world conflict! Thanks to Mr. Hamilton for taking time to have a discussion with our learners!

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Key Club Members Attend Key Leader Training

Four Key Club Members representing Renaissance Academy and Clarksville High School attended a Key Leader Training at Camp Tecumseh near Brooksville, IN from Nov. 4-6.  There were around 95 teen leaders from all over the state of Indiana in attendance.

“Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.”

Sponsored by Kiwanis International, the students participated in activities focusing on the leadership traits of integrity, growth, respect, community, and excellence. They each became members of a “neighborhood” sharing in a variety of activities, including an afternoon of team building challenges.

Keegan Allred,  Analise DeKorte, Tabatha Schwartz and Hannah Smith greatly enjoyed and benefited from this memorable event and return to CCSC with new ideas to make our community a better place and teach others to serve through volunteerism.


Gateway Park Opens, Named by RA Students

May 3rd, 2016

The Clarksville Community celebrated the opening of the Town of Clarksville’s brand new Gateway Park located next to Renaissance Academy during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 3!

Community members and leaders were on hand to dedicate and celebrate the opening of the new park! Back in August, a group of Renaissance Academy learners partnered with the Town of Clarksville’s Redevelopment Department to assist with the naming of the brand new park!

The learners conducted extensive research and presented a list of recommended names to the Redevelopment Department, and the name Gateway Park was unanimously selected!

Congratulations to the Town of Clarksville for bringing a new, family fun place for our community members to frequent! Clarksville Community Schools are grateful for the partnership with the Town of Clarksville!

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Join Us for Renaissance Academy’s Information Night, Thursday April 28

April 21st, 2016

Seeing is believing, and you’ve got to see this. Renaissance Academy welcomes prospective students and their parents to attend RA Information Night on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6 p.m.-7 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.

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 Information Night, please RSVP via email to Dr. Allred at 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.