Winter Break Continued Study
Over break scholars have been asked to prepare the following:
- Review, or complete as necessary, summer reading assignment.
- View the 26 short videos (the videos will easily play on a smart phone, tablet, or computer) posted on the American Experience Eyes On The Prize program website at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/01_till.html#video. See links below if you are having trouble viewing the videos.
- Record your reaction to each video (as discussed in your Humanities groups). Date each of your entries and keep them all in one notebook or journal.
- Spread your viewing over the course of the Winter Break.
- Come back on January 5th ready to discuss your observations and questions.
- Continue your daily arts work.
Links to the PBS videos:
RE: Video 23 on Florida. The video is described on the website as focusing on the police killing of Arthur McDuffie which sparked the Miami riots of 1980. The web page with the 26 "events" also indicates that the footage posted is about the killing of McDuffie. The video is actually from the 1989 police killing of Clement Lloyd and Allen Blanchard, shot by officer Lozano while riding a motorcycle. Also Florida. First, Mayor Xavier Suarez is mentioned in the report--he wasn't elected until 1985 and his intervention was in reaction to the 1989 incident. Second, there was no rioting after McDuffie was killed in 1979; the rioting occurred after the three officers who beat McDuffie to death were acquitted. (Courtesy of Robin D. G. Kelley, PhD)
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2014-2015 School Year Begins September 2nd
The first day of school for the RenArts 2014-2015 academic year is on Tuesday, September 2nd.
College Board Awards
Charter School News
Click here to download the summer reading list.
Music Summer Packets and Listening Links
Renaissance Arts Academy Recites The Gettysburg Address.
Click here to see RenArts' recitation of The Gettysburg Address.
Renaissance Arts Academy is designated a 2013
California Distinguished School
Get Acquainted with the Common Core Standards
California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
California's Common Core Standards for Mathematics: Overview PowerPoint Presentation
Common Core Content Standards for ELA: Overview PowerPoint Presentation
RenArts has been nominated for the National Blue Ribbon Honor.
RenArts is 2010 recipient of CCSA's Hart Vision Charter School of the Year Award
Charter School of the Year to see RenArts in action.
RenArts Performs at Disney Hall
RenArts performs at Disney Hall as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Festival Go to: Youth Orchestra Festival
RenArts in the News
Disney Hall Performance to see RenArts Scholars performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Fidelity FutureStage program.
City Council Recognizes RenArts
Renaissance Arts Academy was formally recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for outstanding student achievement on Friday November 30 at 10am in a ceremony at City Hall. Councilmember Jose Huizar made the presentation and the RenArts honors choir sang for the Council.
Congratulations to all students, parents and staff!
Click on the link below to see the proclamation:City Council Proclamation
RenArts In the News
La Opinion RenArts Article to read about it.