AWARDS

ACCREDIDATION

Renaissance Arts Academy secondary programs are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an internationally recognized certification process that monitors schoolwide academic standards, assures the viability of school programs, and validates the integrity of student transcripts. Credits for coursework successfully completed at RenArts are transferable to other secondary schools and transcripts are accepted for admission to both public and private colleges and universities. RenArts was recently recertified by WASC and awarded the maximum six-year term of accreditation, running from June 2019 thru June 2025.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:

  • President’s Council for Arts and Humanities InnOvation STEAM Award 2015 

  • California Gold Ribbon School Award 2015 

  • California Distinguished School Award – 2013 and 2009

  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Award – 2015, 2011, 2011 

  • California Department of Education Career-Technical Demonstration School – 2015, 2014, 2013 

  • Education Equality Index – Top 10 School in Los Angeles for Closing Achievement Gap – 2016

  • USC Top Ten California Charter High Schools 

  • Civic Learning Award of Merit – CDE and State of California Superior Court – 2016 

  • National Blue Ribbon School nominee – US Department of Education – 2011

  • California Charter School of the Year, Hart Vision Award – 2010

  • Commendation by California State Assembly – 2013

  • Commendation by Los Angeles City Council – 2012 and 2009

  • Commendation by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – 2012, 2010, 2009

  • Commendation by LAUSD Board of Education – 2009

  • Commendation by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – 2009

 

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE:

  • College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts – National Winner 2014 

  • California Department of Education Exemplary Arts Program Award – 2019, 2015, 2013

  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), ArtWorks: Arts Education Grant – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019  

  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Partner School – 2015, 2016 

  • Los Angeles County Bravo Awards: Outstanding Arts Program – 2010; Outstanding Arts Educator, Dance – 2012 

  • Colburn Conservatory School Partner – 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 

  • Grammy Signature Schools Nationwide Finalist – 2015, 2010 

  • Fidelity FutureStage National Partner School – 2010 thru 2012

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra School Partner – 2009 thru 2013

OUSTANDING LEADERSHIP:

  • James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award finalists (Founding Directors, PK Candaux and Sidnie Gallegos Myrick) – 2010