WOW! Time has flown by...
We had the open house in February (with enrollments for next year arising from that event!). Yes, it was a cloudy somewhat rainy day. But, people came out. We had folks from when we opened at 10 am until ... well, really, until we finished cleaning up and were on our way out! It was wonderful to see some of the current students present to visit with the visiting parents. It was also great because we had a couple of folks interested in working at RPA there also. I think a great time was had by all. This Early February event was followed by having a booth at the Women in Business Expo in Myrtle Beach towards the end of February.
feel free to contact, Ms. Delaney at the school, 854-925-0401!
I also was able to make an academic presentation about the school start up process at my conference, Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. It was held in Albuquerque, NM during March 6-10.
My full time job of teaching at CCU began with my teaching all of my class in the shortened term of Spring 2! I have been very busy teaching and grading since then. I also chatted a bit with a staff member there at CCU about research on happiness. She had a little quip on her office door about what makes for happiness and I decided to look into that a bit more. I found out that the longest research on adult happiness was done by Harvard. That study of over 75 years and 700+ people, found that close relationships are key to a long, healthy and happy life! A quick summary of his talk and 4 key lessons from it is available online (click here). It found that neither money
A happy childhood has very, very long-lasting effects.
nor success lead to a long happy healthy life... but rather having warm close relationships with others led to such a life. Those who had such warm loving relationships as children continued to have such relationships with others over the 3/4 of a century since! Yet again, support for our philosophy and design of our school.
Our small tutorial-like classes where students spend multiple years with the same loving enthusiastic teachers allows for the creation of close warm relationships. The family-sized classes allow for children to experience close sibling-like relationships. We wholeheartedly believe that this type of culture and our honor code which helps us establish and maintain this close supportive culture is one element which makes RPA unique and different from other educational options available in the area today. Since your child will spend most of their waking hours at school, isn't it the type of environment that you want for them too?!
Check out some more of what Robert Waldinger says on this Ted Talk! Heads up… its about 12 minutes long. FYI, relationship quality matters! Spoiler alert… Loneliness kills. Good friends at work and after work (those you can count on to help in tough times) make for a longer happier healthier lives.
We invite you to choose to become a part of our family at Renaissance Preparatory Academy!
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