"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quote graces the front door of our school, and it captures the
essence of the spirit of the Ron Clark Academy. Together we have blazed
many new paths, and we have celebrated as others have joined us in this
amazing adventure. We have fostered an environment that inspires
academic excellence, leadership, collaboration, and a world-class
education for our students. Our school is a magical place where children
experience the true joy that comes with learning. We teach in
innovative, creative, and inspiring ways, and we empower youth to take
charge of their own destinies, reach their goals, and fulfill their
dreams with compassion, integrity, and honor. We fill our students’ days
with knowledge and wonder, all while demanding academic rigor and
achieving incredible results.
We celebrate and embrace the success of our methods, and we readily
share these methods with educators around the world. We are an educator
training facility, and we encourage teachers, administrators, and other
educational stakeholders to visit our facility, observe our classrooms
in action, and attend staff development training. Our award-winning
staff is committed to excellence, and their passion, knowledge, and
expertise enable us to train 3,000 educators each year.
We have often said that the Ron Clark Academy is a school that the
community built, and evidence of this collaboration is apparent. We have
worked together with community members, business leaders, parents, and
educators as we have developed our school, and we are thankful for the
ways in which they have shared their time, talents, and resources with
us. After only one short year in operation, we received outstanding
commendations and obtained our SACS/CASI Accreditation.
Most importantly, the Ron Clark Academy has become a true family. We
have challenged, motivated, disciplined, and inspired these students,
and we have grown to love them all for their amazing gifts and unique
abilities. We truly believe that we have future world leaders at our
school, and we are honored to teach them each and every day.
- Ron Clark
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Academy's Educator Training program.