We believe every child deserves access to quality education. That’s why Richland Academy is proud to be a sponsor of community schools in Ohio.
Our Community Schools Program is committed to excellent instruction, character development, social consciousness, and artistic culture in all that we do. Our staff is committed to excellent service and oversight and creating a friendly educational experience. We strive to provide a positive, and professional environment in all of our sponsored schools. The arts and education are our passion and we strive to guide our classrooms toward a curriculum that provides creative educational experiences.
Community Schools are innovative free public schools designed by educators, parents, or civic leaders that are open by choice and accountable to the State of Ohio for results. Charter schools (called Community Schools in Ohio) are independently run, innovative public schools that foster partnerships between parents, teachers, and students. Today, nationally, over two million children in 45 states plus the District of Columbia are enrolled. In Ohio, 113,900 children are now enrolled in 315 charter schools. The National Association of Public Charter Schools has reported that for the past 20 years, the public charter school movement has been a leader in innovation and education reform.
By unleashing an environment of creativity in states and communities, charter schools have demonstrated that children of all backgrounds are capable of achieving high standards and that college and career readiness is a goal attainable for all. Community schools have led efforts to narrow achievement gaps and are showing that success is possible in neighborhoods where schools have been failing for generations. For these reasons, public charter schools have been the fastest-growing sector of America’s public education system.
Richland Academy of the Arts’ authorizing mission is to provide the oversight, monitoring, technical assistance, resources and leadership needed and wanted by its sponsored community schools for them to provide their students with superior academic opportunities while maintaining sound financial viability without violating their autonomy.
To be the sponsor of choice for community schools in Ohio. By not limiting the imagination, we will honor developmental abilities and the growth of the whole child. We will cultivate communities that believe children need to grow up experiencing the arts and contributing back to their families and communities.
The Community Schools Program will provide a commitment to excellent instruction, character development, social consciousness, and artistic culture in all that we do. Our staff is committed to excellent service and oversight and creating a friendly educational experience.
The Community Schools Program will ensure a professional and safe environment in all of our places of learning. Our schools will be professionally structured for top academic performance. Our instructors and staff will be held accountable to the highest of educational standards.
The Community Schools Program will guide toward creative educational experiences for all classrooms. Our focus is the students and what they learn and create, as we strive for ingenuity and unique learning opportunities.
The Community Schools Program will provide an inspiring educational experience. Our instructors and staff are passionate about developing learners of character and social consciousness who will use their lifelong love of learning to contribute back to their communities, families, and friends.
The Community Schools Program will provide a cooperative spirit to our sponsored schools and their communities. Our instructors, staff, and students create an internal learning community, which will serve as a solid foundation for further education and employment.
We are determined to provide our charter schools with the oversight, mentorship, monitoring, and technical assistance with the same passion, fervor, and creativity that we pour into our arts programming. Below, you’ll find links to resources related to our ongoing mission to ensure every child has incredible educational opportunities available to them.
Below are links to our policies and procedures.