As the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe and hit Washington hard, Renton Prep transitioned entirely to remote learning, equipped with the technology to make the transition as smooth as possible. By March 16, students were using technology that we’ve been prepared with for over a decade. It was a challenging time, and disappointing for many, with the 2020 Dance Program canceled and face-to-face interactions sparing. But with community-wide engagement strategies and connecting digitally, we were able to stay engaged with students, even from a distance, and keep students on track for educational success.
Three Renton Prep eighth graders were speakers during the OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 forum, which included educators and students from around the globe.
In November 2019, Renton Prep students were part of a WE Day Live Studio event. As of 2020, Renton Prep has participated in the global event for three years to engage educators and youth in experiential learning programs.