Reynolds Learning Academy

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Reynolds Learning Academy
Address
20234 NE Halsey Street
Fairview, Oregon, Multnomah County, 97024
 United States
Coordinates 45°31′59″N 122°27′19″W / 45.532938°N 122.455339°W / 45.532938; -122.455339Coordinates: 45°31′59″N 122°27′19″W / 45.532938°N 122.455339°W / 45.532938; -122.455339
Information
Type Public
School district Reynolds School District
Principal Tim Goforth[1]
Grades 7-12[1]
Number of students 156[2]
Website

Reynolds Learning Academy is a public alternative school in Fairview, Oregon, United States.

Academics[edit]

In 2008, 46% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 74 students, 34 graduated, 20 dropped out, 2 received a modified diploma, and 18 are still in high school.[3][4]

In October 2009 the school was placed on the No Child Left Behind safety watch list, "because more than 1 percent of their students brought a weapon to school, were expelled for violence or committed a violent crime on campus."[5][6]

The distinctive appearance and prominent location of this academy make it the signature building for Reynolds School District’s main campus. It houses nontraditional high school programs.

The two-story building is organized around a clerestory-topped atrium. Flooded with natural daylight, this commons area is a dynamic and welcoming space designed to foster informal students and staff, and encourage the close student-teacher interaction at the core of this alternative program. The 15 classrooms include two science rooms, a creative-arts lab, a landscaping work/study lab and a life-skills classroom, all designed to be flexible and durable while adhering to the principles of sustainable design. This includes energy savings that are 25 percent more than state-mandated requirements. The building also is a teaching tool. Inside, the combined colored concrete-block and steel-frame structure and mechanical systems have been left exposed so students can learn about the various trades involved in constructing a building. Students planted the landscaping and participated in the planting selection as part of their work-study program.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oregon School Directory 2009-2010" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 117. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ Hammond, Betsy (2009-10-27). "Five Oregon schools on safety watch list due to weapons, violence, crime". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  6. ^ Weigler, Jake (2009-10-28). "Five Schools Placed on Oregon’s Safety "Watch List"". Oregon Department of Education. Retrieved 2009-10-28.