RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL

Rating: 4.79 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 3559 81ST St Jackson Hts NY 11372 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son has been in TRCS for 8 years since kindergarten. He has always been very happy in TRCS, friendly and small family like environment, but also challenged a lot after 5th gr. He always had good diverse friends even in different grades. We use only Japanese at home and have always appreciated TRCS teachers' understanding of bilingual situations. He, now, writes, reads, speaks in both languages and his third language is Spanish, which he has been learning at TRCS for 8 years.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

My child has been happy at this school for almost 9 years. The school is a real and nurturing community. It is full of teachers who care about their students and do an amazing job at teaching.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My daughter has been attending Renaissance since Kindergarten. She has always been very shy and Renaissance staff have helped encourage her to come out of her shell. Now 8 years later, she is more confident and has been an A student since Kindergarten. Every teacher has been phenomenal. In any other school she would have been lost in the shuffle. Getting in to TRCS was the best thing that could have happened. I have also had the opportunity to participate in the PTA leadership on multiple occasions. The staff is extremely helpful, the Principal is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. Although no school is perfect, TRCS gets close.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Renaissance Charter School has offered my daughter an incredible education so far. She has grown to respect intellectual challenges and to celebrate different cultures from her own. The teachers up to know (she is a 6th grader) have been extraordinary. They have been charismatic, interesting and nourishing. She has loved every one of them and has been a great institution for our family I can only recommend them very enthusiastically.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, NY is celebrating it's 20th Aniversary today, April 5, 2013 and there are many reasons to celebrate all of the individuals who have made this school happen, teachers, parents and students all of whom have contributed to the schools success. As a parent of a child in the school and a volunteer for many events I am able to see from the inside what makes this place so special. Great leadership, colaboration, respect, communication and great education are just few of the many things that make me and most of all my child happy. Innovative and always on the lookout to connect kids with diverse opportunities and experiences, The Renaissance Charter School is a place where just as the school's motto states - future leaders are developed.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are so lucky to be collaborating with TRCS on developing a strong Young Filmmakers Program. I can not say enough about how professional the staff is, how healthy the communication is, how strong their vision is, how great it is to work with them. We appreciate them and feel that their support to our film festival and other local artists is an incredibly positive aspect of the Jackson Heights community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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In a city that still cannot claim a 70% high school graduation rate, and public schools that are closing due to poor performance, The Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, NYC continues to graduate between 94-100% of its students year after year. And for the last 5 years, they have had 100% college acceptance. How can they do this? With a collaborative teaching model, where all stakeholders have a voice; with a great School Management Team; with innovative experiential learning opportunities for all students, grade K-12 and by forming wondering community partnerships. These partnerships have included Metropolitan Opera Guild, Children's Museum of Art, and the Noguchi Museum, as well as corporate support from Con Ed, Best Buy and others. Students have an opportunity to learn a musical instrument, play chess and even join the Future Farmers of America (Renaissance has a rooftop greenhouse). Located in the most diverse community in the country,Renaissance is truly a model school for New York City and 21st Century Education.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Congratulations to the Class of 2010! 100% of the students who applied to college were accepted to institutions which include: Academy of Arts, Barnard, Binghamton, Borough of Manhattan CC, Boston University, Brandeis, Brooklyn, Franklin & Marshall, Hunter, John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), Lehman, Music Institute-College of Contemporary Music, New York University Stern School of Business, Pomona, Pratt, Queens, Queensborough CC, Skidmore, Vassar, and Wellesley. In the fall approximately 72% of our graduates will be attending four year institutions and 28% will be attending two year programs. The Renaissance Charter School (“Renaissance”) is a K-12 public charter school located in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Our mission is to foster educated, responsible young leaders who through their own personal growth will spark a renaissance in New York.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen students enter the school, not able to speak english, coming from homes with a financial and seeming to have very little interest in education. They have gone on to become responsible young adults, aware of the world around them and interested in making a change in that world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see more engineering education.

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