Why

To Be Seen

Many children remain invisible and unseen in their own schools; equity begins with being seen.

To Be Heard

Many children lack a voice in their lives and education; inclusion starts with being heard.

To be Known

Many children lack a sense of belonging in their school; engagement begins with being known.


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EQUITY

Grant All Children Access To Beauty

An investment in beauty is an investment in children.

RRA delivers beautiful facilities, relationships, and music.

EQUITY

Grant All Children Access To Beauty

Every kid knows the difference between best…and second best.

There is no achievement gap at birth; equal resources lead to equal expectations and equal achievement.

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TRANSFORMATION

Only Love Can Do That

It is an act of love to allow a child to express his or her self.

RRA isn’t trying to achieve the same result with every student. Grounded in love; RRA promotes acceptance and self-expression.

TRANSFORMATION

Only Love Can Do That

Children are resilient and possess within them the ability to transform.

RRA promotes transformation; transformative physical spaces, transformative relationships, transformative outcomes.

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Music Is A Language of the Emotions

Playing in a band is a social experience.

Playing in a band is an emotional experience.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Music Is A Language of the Emotions

Social emotional intelligence is essential to success in music and in life.

Playing in a RRA student-led band, social emotional learning arises naturally.

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21ST CENTURY LEARNING

The Band Is Your Teacher

A band is a social, collaborative, project-based unit!

The ability to communicate your point of view, and to understand the views others, is essential to the success of a band.

21ST CENTURY LEARNING

The Band Is Your Teacher

RRA students move seamlessly between social and virtual environments, spontaneously adapting to interpersonal and musical challenges.

Creative problem solving is natural result of RRA project-based learning.

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Digital Literacy

Consumers or Creators?

The RRA Digital Tool is a mobile social platform; students post multimedia reflections on their experiences with their band.

RRA students create and share their own stories; not just consume others.

Digital Literacy

Consumers or Creators?

RRA Digital Storytelling provides students a personal, social, fun approach to self-expression and literacy.

RRA students tell their story, about their experience, with their band.

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STEAM

Integrating The Arts

Rock and Roll Academy puts the TEAM in STEAM!

Arts-based, collaborative curriculum complements STEM curriculum.

STEAM

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit

Innovation requires both the skill set of a scientist and the creativity of an artist.

RRA develops essential team-based collaborative, critical thinking skills.