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Teachers at Richard Allen Schools are dedicated to helping students become the best self-disciplined and self-reliant individuals they can be. With smaller-than-average class sizes, RAS teachers are able to provide differentiated assistance to students to increase their academic and social success.
Parent satisfaction surveys each year rate the schools at over 90% in satisfaction. Since Richard Allen Schools' inception, test scores each year show consistent student learning gains on the standardized IOWA and Terra Nova assessments. In addition to the core curriculum, course offerings include physical education, music, art, computer science, and Chinese. Extracurricular opportunities vary by campus and demand and include choir, basketball, track, debate, art club, band, chess club, leadership clubs, and National Junior Honor Society.
In order to help our students, teachers and staff be the best they can be, Richard Allen Schools also identify best practices within our schools and within the education arena to ensure that our teachers and staff use methods that help children not only succeed academically, but also instill in our students a lifelong love of learning.
The teachers of Richard Allen Schools understand that their primary responsibility is getting students to believe in themselves. This is accomplished by creating and communicating a positive attitude about students — that they are special. A positive classroom environment creates an atmosphere that encourages students to learn. This caring aspect is not only to be carried out in the classroom environment but in every aspect of the school. Students, teachers, staff, parents and partners will know that to the Richard Allen School District everyone is important — everyone is special.
Students from approximately 18 school districts across the Dayton and Hamilton areas are enrolled at Richard Allen Schools.