Beginning with month-end September each school year, RPA Staff submit their nominees for the “pillar-of-the-month” focus and the elected students are recognized during a student-body assembly for exemplary role-modeling. Students recognized for the specific trait for the current school year are noted in the lower portion of this page.

It was Plato who believed children should be brought up in such a way that they would fall in love with virtue.

Renaissance Public Academy emphasizes students, parents and teachers are to be role-models of each of the following:

Citizenship

I honor rules and laws and act with obedience toward authority. I give of my time and abilities to serve others. I uphold liberty and equality through respect for individual differences and knowledge of our democratic system.

Courage

I will do what I know is right despite fear, hardship, and opposition. I resist negative peer pressure and defend the rights of myself and others and encourage others to do the same.

Honesty

I will not knowingly induce others to believe what is false. I am always truthful with my words and actions regardless of circumstances or consequences.

Humility

I use my gifts, talents, and intellect to humbly serve others. I am teachable, not aggressive or arrogant. I have a realistic self-esteem, yet I act consciously to take a place lower than others.

Integrity

I am a person of strong ethical values who makes consistently good choices in keeping with my knowledge of right and wrong. I ask for help if I am unsure of what to do or say.

Perseverance

I shun despair and strive to complete a task or project to the best of my ability even when it is difficult. I respond creatively to overcome obstacles and ask for help when necessary.

Respect

I regard myself and others as deserving of kind and just treatment. My conduct is considerate and polite. I look for the good in others and demonstrate compassion. My attitude towards others and their property reflects the way I wish to be treated.

Responsibility

I accept obligations related to my own good and the good of others and I act on those obligations in a manner suitable to their timely and satisfactory fulfillment. I am willingly accountable for what I do and say, and I seek to learn from my mistakes.