As I mentioned earlier, I was dismayed to find that “college prep” had taken on a lowest common denominator reputation in local high schools. This school takes a classical approach to this term! Our expectation of students is that they are capable of learning more, applying that learning, and reaching high quality standards.
Part of learning more is accomplished through our longer school day, but truthfully, most of that learning will be of the social interaction variety during our social interaction labs (AKA recesses). Recesses, especially longer ones, help kids to get the blood flowing to their brains and the wiggles out of their system. We have a great playground facility and athletic field to use and we plan on using them! Recesses allow the children to be outside in the dappled sunlight and to experience a wide range of sensory input which is essential for enhancing creativity and curiosity. One of our developmental goals is to replace the FEAR of the UNKNOWN with ACTIVE CURIOSITY! Love this poster! (Click read more to see it.)
As we begin our recruiting for student enrollment, it is important to point out that some parts of our school are explicitly included to help support the safety of our students. For example, the only unlocked door on the building is the front lobby door and the lobby will be staffed with a volunteer receptionist (parent and grandparent volunteers are welcome!).
Another example is that of the student uniform. The first reason for the uniform is that of safety. We can spot our students at a glance! Check out more about our uniforms on our page: http://www.renaissanceprepmb.org/uniform.html.
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