Mission & Vision


The mission of the Renaissance Community Innovation School (RCIS) is to provide students with a broad-based and challenging academic program that integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics within the curriculum. We believe every child is entitled to a comprehensive and dynamic educational experience. We seek to foster well-rounded, inquisitive learners who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to ensure college and career readiness in the 21st century. We believe families are the primary stakeholders in their child’s success, thus we strive to weave families and the community into the daily educational and instructional fabric of our student’s lives. In summary, low academic achievement, social emotional challenges, and low English language proficiency can be successfully addressed and revitalized through strengthened community and family partnerships, as well as a purposeful integration of project-based and service learning through STEAM enhanced curriculum.


We envision a school where all stakeholders hold themselves and each other to high expectations in order to establish a strong learning community. All teachers, administrators, children and families set high standards for themselves to develop the skills, character, and attitudes for life-long learning and self-direction. High expectations are embraced by the school as a whole, which will be committed to continuous, comprehensive school-improvement effort. The Renaissance Community Innovation School is an educational setting in which: 

• The primary goal is to ensure all students reach their fullest personal potential.

• The school and curriculum emphasize social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong, safe, and cohesive school community.

• Students are engaged in a rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to learning that is grounded in the arts and informed by best practices in authentic arts integration.

• Students learn in small, flexible groupings in which they receive assessment-informed instruction that best meets their needs.

• Families are viewed as vital collaborators in their child’s educational success.

• Families are afforded the opportunity and provided with the necessary tools to contribute (to their child’s education and the well-being of the school.

• Families receive individualized wraparound support to promote family stabilization and functioning and thereby improve student outcomes.

• Staff is culturally competent.

• Staff is provided with ample opportunity to plan, collaborate with, and learn from their peers.

• Staff is expected to continuously build their personal and professional competence to respond to the increasingly growing needs and abilities of students.

• Staff and families are included in all levels of decision-making.