The Academy Creed

The Academy Creed


We exist, Therefore we succeed.
We are the Renaissance Academy.
We are committed and devoted to our education.

We understand that every problem has a solution and the answer lies within us.
We see adversity as a stepping stone to success, not as an excuse.
We believe that excuses are tools of incompetence and we choose not to use them.
We are bridge-builders.
We choose to do what is necessary, not what is popular.
We are the essence of perseverance.
We live nobly, always walking upright and circumspectly.
We are accountable and responsible for the outcomesof our future.
We exemplify the cardinal principles of manhood, family, community and perseverance.
We believe in ourselves.

We are the keepers of the gate to success.
We are the fulfillment of the vision of those that came before us.

We are Leaders.
We are the Renaissance Academy.

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The visionary of Rebounding Roanoke is Mr. Jerel Rhodes. He envisioned a functioning organism designed for the youth of the Greater Roanoke Valley upon graduation from William Fleming High School in 1991. Mr Rhodes' vision finally manifested itself during the Fall of 2011. Currently Rebounding Roanoke serves as the umbrella for the following organizations: The Scholarly Gents, The Renaissance Academy, Men of Admin and The Black Educators Coalition.

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