A Sense of Belonging

To be seen, to be heard, to be known.
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Our Mission

To create and protect a space where kids can make choices, take ownership of their learning and develop independence of thought and spirit.

Our Program

RRA is a music program that delivers Social Emotional Learning through a project-based experience of playing in a student led band.

Our Delivery

RRA partners with your District to place music facilities inside your schools, then trains and supports your teachers in the RRA Method.

Transforming Teacher Practice

Video I Like that we get to choose. Watch

KIDSPEAK

To Create and Protect a Space

Rock and Roll Academy students explain what their favorite part of RRA is; and how they learn in RRA's student - led model.

Transforming Teacher Practice

Video It's not like other Classrooms Watch

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Set Up an Atmosphere

The best learning emerges from supportive relationships. How a person feels has a lot to do with how a person learns.

Transforming Teacher Practice

Video It’s just what public schools need right now. Watch

RRA SCHOOL PARTNERS

RRA Is A Game-Changer

“Rock and Roll Academy has literally transformed and changed lives. And that’s not something that you can ‘Common Core’ into a curriculum.”

Why

Where

Location Map

Vista High School

Opened in 2015, the beautiful Vista High School RRA is set on an alternative school campus in the Lynwood Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.

Cesar Chavez Middle School

Opened in 2015, the Cesar Chavez Middle School RRA is part of a four-school implementation in Lynwood Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.

Hosler Middle School

Opened in 2015, the Hosler Middle School RRA is part of a four-school implementation in Lynwood Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.

Lynwood Middle School

Opened in 2015, the Lynwood Middle School RRA is part of a four-school implementation in Lynwood Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.

Rock and Roll Academy Aspen

Founded in 2010 in Aspen, Colorado; the second RRA location proved the RRA concept could work outside Telluride.

Telluride Mountain School

Founded in 2003, the original Rock and Roll Academy in Telluride, Colorado moved inside Telluride Mountain School in 2005; establishing the school within a school model.

University Lake School

Opened in 2011; University Lake School RRA in Hartland, Wisconsin was the first school within a school location outside Telluride.

Norwood Middle School

Norwood Middle School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Finneytown Junior High School

Finneytown Junior High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Finneytown Senior High School

Finneytown Senior High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Reading Middle School

Reading Middle School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Reading High School

Reading High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Deer Park Junior High School

Deer Park Junior High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Deer Park High School

Deer Park High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Norwood High School

Norwood High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

Learning Center at North Norwood

Learning Center at North Norwood, an alternative school in Cincinnati, Ohio, came onboard fall of 2014 as part of the Hamilton County Educational Services Straight A Grant.

South Tech Academy

Opened in 2013; South Tech Academy RRA in Boynton Beach, Florida was the first RRA public school program; it remains the largest, seeing close to 250 students daily.

McLaughlin Middle School

Opened in 2014, the McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy RRA, Polk County, Florida, partners with Usher’s New Look to reach over 100 students.

Westwood Middle School

Opened in 2015, Westwood Middle School RRA is a continuation of the success of the Polk County, Florida project.

Winter Haven High School

Opened in 2015, Winter Haven High School RRA is a continuation of the success of the Polk County, Florida project.

University Academy

Opened in 2014; University Academy RRA in Panama City, Florida is one of two RRA programs that work with elementary students.

Transforming Teacher Practice

Video I'm Seeing change... Watch

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SOLUTION

“They're letting their voices be heard.”

See how RRA is creating change at the Learning Center at North Norwood, an Alternative School in Cincinnati, Ohio
 
 

Transforming Teacher Practice

Video The ability to listen at a high level is a hallmark of success. Watch

LISTENING SKILLS

From the Band Room to the Boardroom

Listening leads to leadership; whether in the band room, or the boardroom. Mark visits with Hank Longo at a Polk County RRA.

Transforming Teacher Practice

Video It's just what public school needs right now. Watch

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Transform Teacher Practice

An Ohio Straight A Grant gave RRA Founder Mark Galbo the opportunity to model the RRA Method for a dozen Ohio Educators.