At Renaissance, learning reaches beyond the school day. Renaissance offers a number of enrichment programs and school sponsored activities.
The REA board believes that all students should be able to participate in the school’s activity programs, regardless of the family’s ability to financially support these endeavors. A limited number of scholarships are available each semester to provide assistance to those in need.
Band and Orchestra
Band and Orchestra are offered to students in grades 4-6 through DC Downbeat. Students learn to play a musical instrument and perform in at least two concerts. Band and Orchestra provides students opportunities to engage in active learning, develop character, expand their musicianship, develop perseverance and expand their collaborative skills.
Renaissance is one of only a few schools offering music and drama enrichment at the elementary level. At Renaissance, we believe instruction in musical theater aligns well with our beliefs about educating the whole child, providing outlets for self-expression and creativity. Through these programs children engage in active learning, develop character, expand their musicianship, develop perseverance and expand their collaborative skills.
Cup Stacking is a great competitive individual and team activity/sport open to grades K-6 that can enhance the growth and development of students in many ways. Studies show that cup stacking has positive effects on reading comprehension, hand-eye coordination, and improvement of reaction time. Renaissance sponsors the “Mile High Stackers.” Team members have competed at the regional and national level and we have sent stackers to the AAU Junior Olympics the past two summers.
Girls on the Run uses the power of running to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. We will teach girls about health, positive body image, self-esteem and community service. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5k run/walk race. No running experience necessary. Open to girls grades 3-6.
Renaissance Running Club
The primary goals of the program are to encourage participation in running related activities in a non-competitive environment, to teach and promote healthy living and lifestyle, and to provide an organized outlet for physical exercise at school during the week for 30-45 minute blocks. The club is open to all students grades K-6 and their parents.
Boys with Core
Boys with Core guides boys on a discovery of personal and interpersonal strengths, while also using core fitness, running/walking, and obstacle courses to stay strong! This program is aimed for boys in grades 3-6.
Archery is a great competitive individual and team sport that can enhance the growth and development of your child in more ways than you can count. We are the “Mile High Archers.”
Several outside organizations use classrooms at Renaissance for after-school activities. While these are not school sponsored activities, we provide their information as a service to our families. Staff from Renaissance are not involved in the planning and execution of these activities. Payment is made directly to the organizers, and the REA Enrichment Scholarship program is not applicable.