Renaissance Academy Appears on Newsweek’s 2013 Best High Schools in America List

Renaissance Academy Appears on Newsweek’s 2013 Best High Schools in America List
Posted on 05/17/2013
Newsweek Magazine

PHOENIXVILLE, PA – On May 6, 2013, Newsweek announced its 2013 Best Public High Schools in America and Renaissance Academy Charter School was among those listed. Out of the almost 22,000 public high schools in the United States, Renaissance was listed 1055.

According to the Newsweek article, the schools listed as their best 2000 are “those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads.” The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

“We’re pretty happy and excited (to be on the list), I would say,” said Michelle Boyd, the Principal of Renaissance Academy’s Upper School. “We are a unique school so it’s nice to see we are competing with the very established districts in this area.”

  Newsweek’s The Beast Online Article

  Pottstown Mercury article