Brian Allred | Director

Dr. Brian Allred was selected as the school’s director in November 2013. He has more than 15 years experience in education and was principal of Clarksville High School from 2009-2014. He was named Principal of the Year for District 12 of the Indiana Association of School Principals and led his school in the TAP initiative and the school’s achievement from an “F” rating to an “A” rating by the Indiana DOE for three consecutive years.

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Welcome to Renaissance Academy! Our staff is excited to begin our sixth year as another school of choice for Southern Indiana. As we look forward to our sixth year, our learners continue to work in a model where they are able to demonstrate leadership and growth in learning. We have a fantastic opportunity to introduce to our community the PBL model and add another piece to the puzzle of increasing student achievement for our young people. 

As our sixth graduating class becomes a reality, our learners have the opportunity of earning a New Tech Seal requiring 100 total hours of community service, earning at least 12 dual college credit courses, and completing 50 hours of an internship. This recognition stands out to demonstrate the college and career readiness of those who earn the seal. It is an exciting and unique accomplishment for a high school student. We are proud they are able to earn this distinction. Along with this, our learners have the opportunity to earn dual college credits. Learners have the chance to earn a certification of 30 transferrable college credits or an associate’s degree after earning at least 60 credits. Learners can also earn the Governor’s Work Ethic Certification demonstrating employability skills. 

Many people have asked about new tech students’ academic performance. I am pleased to offer information from the New Tech Network (NTN) on this. The New Tech Network’s Student Success Report 2018 details some important information regarding these questions. A brief synopsis of this report indicates the following: new tech students graduate from high school and enroll in college at a rate higher than the national average; the college persistence rate is 83%; and new tech students show growth of 42% more in critical thinking skills between freshman and senior years of high school than the traditional comparison group. This data has great implications for what a new tech environment can provide for students. 

Please remember parents/guardians can view student data via Infinite Campus and also in Echo (the new tech management system). Feel free to contact us about any questions you may have about accessing either of these systems. They are in place to help you understand the progress your learner is making. 

There are many extra-curricular opportunities at RA. It is our hope that all students take part in some type of club, organization, or athletic sport to help them become well-rounded individuals. Our main focus is academics but there are other important aspects of life, too. Participating in extra-curricular opportunities gives each individual a chance to become part of a collective group that can focus on something unique to that group. These experiences help raise our sense of community and service and provide enrichment. Learners can participate in Key Club, the school’s marketing group, laser cutter club or be elected as a learner advocate, to name a few. Working together with our colleagues at the CHS traditional campus to help make our community great is also a large part of our daily mission. 

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have questions about Renaissance Academy, please feel free to call or email. We will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Brian Allred, Ph.D.
Director
Renaissance Academy

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