Ann Sheldon, Executive Director for the Ohio Association for Gifted Children shared, “Given that only 18% of identified gifted students in Ohio are provided services, it is clear that more options are needed to meet the needs of this student population. I applaud Sandusky City Schools for recognizing and meeting this need.”
"First year at RCAAS, and we’re very impressed. Exposure to new and exciting topics through partnerships with local universities have made learning fun and exciting for our daughter, Anisha Chopra. She can’t wait to tell us about her trips and new experiences. There is a good balance of new online teaching programs and standard in class lectures. The teaching methods implemented have taught our daughter to embrace challenges and to tackle new, unknown material with confidence. We appreciate the efforts put forth by the administration, faculty and staff. As parents, we would definitely recommend RCAAS. As a student, Anisha couldn’t imagine a better school. " - Atul & Charu Chopra
Dr. Eugene T. W. Sanders, Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer for the Sandusky City Schools noted, “This innovative school is a reflection of the legacy, history, pride, and excellence that has been the hallmark of the Sandusky community. This school offers a regional approach to school instruction and we believe that innovation is the cornerstone of school restructuring in the 21st century. The Regional Center for Advanced Academic Studies is the next step in a series of transformational school efforts that we will share with the community over the next 12-15 months.”
"The Regional Center For Academic Studies was right on time for our family and this district. We were apprehensive the change of school would have on our daughter but, the advanced studies along with the ability to have an inspiring setting for the students, teamed with the professors, trips, and outstanding leaders has worked wonders in inspiring and allowing my student to blossom and grow mentally, academically, personally, and socially."
- Jennifer Schonhardt, RCAAS PTO President, Kamryn Schonhardt, 4th Grade, & Kaeley Schonhardt, 8th Grade (former RCAAS Student)
Faith Denslow, Former Sandusky City Schools Board of Education President said, “This new school is the kind of Next Level strategic and innovative initiative that will provide our students with the ability to compete against students from a global perspective. We are excited about this transformation effort and the Board of Education fully endorses the transformation step. We are excited about the future for all of our students in the Sandusky region.”
"I think it was pretty neat being a part of the first group to go to RCAAS. The teachers there were great and we had fun while learning. I also think it's neat that I'm part of the first group to be in the gifted program at SMS." - Kar'Lee Edwards, Sandusky High School (former RCAAS Student)
"I'm so proud to know that Kar'Lee was in the first class to ever be at RCAAS. She had Mrs. Toft as a teacher Venice Heights and I loved the way she interacted with the kids. Then to find out she was going to be the principal at RCAAS was icing on the cake! Finding out that Kar'Lee was going to be working with a professor from BGSU in 6th grade was great. Now I can also say that Kar'Lee was in the first class at SMS to be in the gifted program. She's in 7th grade and is taking Latin! My child is a well-rounded student and I contribute that to her past and present teachers, principals, classes and programs she has a chance to take from being in the gifted program, and me, her mother." - Tracy Stephens, Parent