The mission of the Renaissance Program at Lafayette High School is to promote student achievement, teacher effectiveness, parent support, and community awareness of an attitude of excellence at Lafayette.
Renaissance works to create and sustain an environment where academic achievement is expected, nurtured, and celebrated through a program of reinforcement, recognition, and reward.
Founded by Jostens and educators in 1988, Renaissance inspires the acceptance and excitement for academics that is traditionally reserved for athletics. Brought to Lafayette in 1992, Renaissance first recognized students for earning good grades. As the program continued to grow the Renaissance Steering Committee created numerous recognition and reward programs for the excellent achievements of both students and staff.
Renaissance provides an excellent avenue through which the adult community can support students in their pursuit of substantive academic achievement. Through Renaissance, businesses provide tangible short- and long-term rewards for students who earn academic recognition.
Lafayette's status as a National Model Renaissance School brings instantaneous recognition to our business sponsors; however, the most significant reward is the knowledge that adults do make a difference in their lives of our community's youth.
View a pictorial history of the Renaissance program at Lafayette.