Photo Essay: #RHSLaunch

After four years of achieving jaw-dropping results at Nashville Prep and Liberty Collegiate Academy, our founding class of scholars entered RePublic's inaugural high school last week ready to author the next chapter in our collective narrative.

From Orientation Nights with families, to using their new Chromebooks to navigate the Gates Big History Project, the photos below are a window into the excitement of the past two weeks.

RePublic High School scholars and families learn about RHS and meet their teachers during Orientation sessions the week before school started. Above, Ms. Michieka, Mr. Castaneda, and Ms. Wendling welcome scholars and field questions about the school.

Scholars eat breakfast in the RHS cafe before class starts. Here, Mr. Powell and scholars enter a fierce debate about Apple vs. Android. The jury is still out, but our scholars have strong opinions.

After breakfast, students met in their advisories to learn about their "houses." On the left, students in Jemison House learn a bit about the namesake of their House (Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to travel in space), and that they will welcome a new grade level to their House each year as RHS expands.

Trailblazers stand in RHS's entryway, which boasts RHS's core values ("CHOICE"): Choice, Humility, Optimism, Integrity, Community, and Empowerment.