They're all here for different reasons. Some made a concerted choice to follow a different path. Some had dreams of what life could be, and traditional school got in the way. Still others needed a second chance, or an opportunity to move at their own pace. For most Renaissance High School students, a combination of these things is true. Our students are driving an educational revolution. They learn at the time, place, path, and pace that enable them to be successful. They've discovered their potential and built their dreams. Now they've also found the way to get there. There is an alternative.
The strong partnership we have with our families and staff is the glue that holds this district together, and your trust is something I don’t take for granted. Direct, transparent, and frequent communication has always been our priority and I will continue to keep you informed as we make every effort to keep our schools safe.
As we navigate through this year, we will continue to support our students academically while also focusing on their social-emotional well-being. We believe that students are more likely to succeed when they feel safe, accepted, and included.
Every decision we make in Clarkston Community Schools is designed to support student achievement. I am happy to report that we are already seeing progress in closing the achievement gaps and tackling the learning loss due to COVID.
When we talk about equity and inclusion in Clarkston, we mean two things: eliminating barriers to student achievement and supporting a culture of respect for all students and staff.
A Clarkston High School senior has been named Honor Graduate of the Young Marines’ Junior Leadership School at the National Leadership Academy.
Here are our revised guidelines for the start of school on Monday, August 30.
The Oakland County Health Division issued an emergency public health order mandating masks in K-12 schools during the school day for all students and staff, regardless of COVID vaccination status.
We are just over a week away from the return of staff and students and the start of a new school year on Monday, August 30.
As we prepare for the school year ahead, I want to begin sharing our plans to get back to learning in Clarkston.