In a city that is over 80% Black, in a school that is 99.4% Black, one would imagine that students know well the most basic and crucial elements of slavery. That's not the case.
We spend too much time on our phones, and we base so much of our lives on what we read in the Internet. A recent study by Common Sense found that teens spend nearly 9 hours on their phones daily.
Detroit Public Schools Community District currently has about 52,000 students, less than a third of enrollment numbers 18 years ago.
Young Detroit entrepreneurs are the talk of Detroit’s renaissance, but some are right at Renaissance High School. “Having my own business, managing school, and having a job helped me become way more organized, and more motivated to complete everything,” said RHS junior Aaniya Carol, Renaissance Junior.
Every Tuesday after school in the Renaissance High School media center, six students discuss Bible scriptures and politics in a Christian faith group.
Despite an apparent lack of fan support, Renaissance High School’s boys’ soccer team managed a 4-1-2 season, after winning district and losing division games.
Renaissance High School’s girls cross country team placed second behind the King Crusaders in the city championship at Bell Isle against eight other teams, one week before Regionals. Two RHS athletes placed first and second in the 3.1 mile race, finishing in the top 20, earning All-City titles.
Renaissance High School band plans on heading to Canada this fall to perform in the Santa Claus Parade. RHS is participating in the parade for its third year. The parades take place in cities such as Windsor, Amherstburg, Kingsville, and Essex.
Detroit Public Theater engaged Renaissance High School early October in a series of classroom workshops and two full productions of Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ’67,” in an opportunity to reflect and reexamine the city’s conditions.