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Ron Clark Academy

The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) has received national and international recognition for its success in educating students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity, balanced by a strict code of discipline.

The Academy is a highly-acclaimed, nonprofit model middle school located in Southeast Atlanta, which serves students from various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities across the metro region.

RCA is a demonstration school – a place where visiting educators engage in a vibrant professional development experience by observing best practices in action before participating in hands-on workshops. Since its inception in 2007, more than 22,000 administrators and teachers from 42 states and 22 countries have participated in the RCA Experience to learn better ways to engage students, promote academic rigor, and create a climate and culture that promotes success.


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The Ron Clark Academy Founding Principles

Foster an atmosphere where students, parents, staff, and community members work together to create a family environment for our learners.

Be a school that inspires academic excellence, leadership, collaboration, and a world-class education for our students.

Teach in ways that promote creativity, innovation, wonder, joy, and a passion for learning.

Embrace RCA’s motto: No Fear!

Demand academic rigor and set high expectations for every learner.

Follow The Essential 55 and create a culture with high levels of discipline, manners, and respect.

Cultivate students who will become global leaders and citizens by teaching them about the world and by traveling with them to see it firsthand.

Ensure that we have classes that are composed of students with varied academic, social, emotional, and economic backgrounds.

Seek to enroll a large number of students who would not otherwise have the academic opportunities that the Ron Clark Academy can provide.

Celebrate diversity and different cultures.

Strive to find the best, brightest, most passionate educators from across the country to teach in our classrooms.

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