Renaissance Arts Academy schools have an academically rigorous, performing arts-infused curriculum. All RenArts students take English, history, mathematics, science and Latin every year – exceeding A-G requirements for UC/CSU admission – while undertaking the kind of focused arts study strongly associated with academic and personal success. The RenArts academic and arts faculties work together to help students actively apply the self-discipline and collaborative skills developed through serious music and dance training to expand options in all aspects of their lives.
All students select a music or dance focus and commit to working toward specific arts goals, including yearly sequential coursework in music theory, arts theory, aural and vocal skills, movement, and percussion. In addition, RenArts provides the opportunity for students to attend many performances throughout the year, both at school and on field trips.
Students share their artistic progress through a series of individual and group assessments and performances that may include:
Informal advisor evaluations in orchestra and dance company rehearsals
Studio Classes in Group
Winter and Spring Shows
Outside performances as opportunities occur