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Class Structure and Expectations

We’ve found that high-quality classes, plus high expectations for behavior, equals happy, productive students.

Our students have fun while learning together and are expected to be kind and respectful at all times when participating in Renaissance Academy (RA) classes, and/or events. In addition, any assigned homework is to be completed on time and to the best of a student’s ability.

RA has small class sizes in order to optimize the learning experience for our students.

Renaissance Hybrid Academy (RHA) provides all core curriculum and structure for lessons and assignments.

  • The core curriculum consists of physical materials with little time online required. Math lessons for 3rd-8th grade are provided online.
    • Our elective classes have a larger online footprint with more instruction provided online.
  • All state-required standardized testing for Oxford Virtual Academy OLE students takes place at RHA (or at the Oxford Virtual Academy lab in Oxford if special testing accommodations are needed).
  • Students receive instruction on class days and are also assigned lessons to complete at home another three days per week. The parent or guardian serves as the learning coach/co-teacher.
  • We are not a faith based program or a secular program. We have a blended group of families and are neutral in approach. 
  • Parent Involvement REQUIRED
    • Homework assignments are provided in a clear, well-laid-out format.

For 15 weeks each semester, students meet at RHA 2 days a week and also have an additional three days per week of “at home learning” each week.

  • 3 weeks each semester are fully “at home learning” with students completing all RHA provided assignments at home with a parent.

Additional days/times for required testing for students enrolled with Oxford Virtual Academy for OLE may be needed.

Kindergarten

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-2:25pm (all Hybrid students attend all day, both days)
    • Each semester for all classes consists of 15 weeks in person + additional three weeks of at-home assignments using physical materials.
      • Language Arts
        • All About Reading, Handwriting without Tears, First Language Lessons, Raz Kids
        • Work with parent on at home learning days.
      • Math
        • Math U See Primer or Alpha depending on student level
        • Work with parent on at home learning days.
      • Science – Intro to Science – Elemental Science
      • Social Studies – Pearson My World
      • Phys Ed
      • Art
      • Recess

Grades 1-5

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays core classes from 9am to 1:25pm (all Hybrid students attend all day, both days)
    • Each semester for core classes consists of 15 weeks in person + additional three weeks of at-home assignments using physical materials.
      • Language Arts
        • Grades 1-3 All About Reading,  Handwriting without Tears, Wordly Wise, Spellwell, Raz Kids, Reading books
        • Grade 4 – Saxon Grammar & Writing, Literature Selections
        • Work with parent on “at home” learning days.
      • Math
        • Saxon Math
        • Work with parent on “at home” learning days.
      • Science – Elemental Science – minimal at home work required
      • Social Studies – Varies by grade level – minimal at home work required
      • 30 min Lunch (brought from home) & Recess (additional recess when possible)
  • All 1st-4th grade Hybrid students have 2 electives and may take additional (self pay) electives as they choose.
  • Elective Options for 1st-4th grade:
    • In-person Tuesday and Thursday – 1:30-2:25pm
    • In-person Friday – Classes available from 9am-2:25pm
  • Each semester for elective classes consists of 14 weeks of in-person classes.

Grades 6-8

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays core classes from 9am to 1:25pm (all Hybrid students attend all day, both days)
    • Each semester for core classes consists of 15 weeks in person + additional three weeks of at-home only assignments using physical materials.
      • Language Arts
        • Saxon Grammar & Writing plus Literature Selections
        • Approx 1 hour work on “at home” learning days.
      • Math
        • Saxon Math
        • Approx 1 hour work on “at home” learning days.
      • Science – Elemental Science – Approx 1 hour work on “at home” learning days.
      • Social Studies – Story of the World – Approx 1 hour work on “at home” learning days.
      • 30 min Lunch (brought from home) & Recess (additional recess when possible)
  • All 5th-8th grade Hybrid students have 2 electives and may take additional (self-pay) electives as they choose.
  • Elective Options:
    • In-person Tuesday and Thursday – 1:30-2:25pm
    • In-person Wednesday – 1:30-3:25pm (Renaissance Players/Full Production Theater for 6th-8th grade)
    • In-person Friday – Classes available from 9am-2:25pm
    • 8th graders option In-person Wednesday – Classes available from 9am-2:25pm
  • Each semester for elective classes consists of 14 weeks of in-person classes.

Young 5s and High School

Hybrid enrollment is available for students in Kindergarten-8th grade. If you have a Young Fives or High School student, we encourage you to explore our homeschool program (RHG).