Renaissance Secondary School is a Colorado public charter school based on the Expeditionary Learning educational model. Our school serves grades 6-12, with approximately 120 students per grade and a strong, caring community where students feel emotionally and physically safe, and where students and adults all know each other well.
Renaissance Secondary was founded on the ideals of Outward Bound and organizes its curriculum around multidisciplinary learning expeditions. Our model utilizes best practices from research-based methods to offer an innovative and challenging academic program. Project Based Learning, Expeditionary Learning and Design Thinking offer high levels of student engagement and achievement through active interdisciplinary learning. Our program emphasizes student inquiry, critical thinking and the craftsmanship required to create high-quality products. Students do original research, often guided by experts from the field, and present their results to both peers and the public. Learning Expeditions -- deep studies of rich academic topics -- are a primary means of organizing and delivering the educational program across disciplines, including the arts. Learning Expeditions are inquiry-based, integrated through core content areas, and differentiated based on student needs and interests.
A Renaissance Secondary education leads to a deep understanding of concepts represented by the World Class Outcomes and Colorado State Content Standards. Renaissance Secondary is committed to serving students according to research-based best practices to prepare them for college, careers, and life.