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About 
Our School

Welcome to Rising Star Preparatory Academy. We are honored to serve in this capacity as our collective hearts are aligned with our mission, vision, and values of excellence, innovation, community, balance, and communication. We are committed to working collaboratively as the faculty, staff, along with the cooperation of parents, and all others invested in our student's success. Our utmost endeavor is to ensure that all students have access to and receive diverse and rigorous learning opportunities coupled with high-quality instruction using technology, and other educational resources in an intentional student-centered, bible-centered environment conducive to student achievement and growth, social-emotionally, academically, and spiritually.

 

With the diverse experience and expertise of our faculty and staff in the areas of child development, youth education, ministry, leadership, administration, and technology, we are well able to effectively provide a technologically enhanced, well-rounded educational and spiritual experience that will inevitably produce a community of lifelong learners that will use their knowledge, giftings, and talents to effectively and positively impact the world for Jesus.

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Rising Star Preparatory Academy. My name is Tara Shelton, and I am the proud principal here at Rising Star Preparatory Academy. I am honored to serve in this capacity as my heart is aligned with our mission, vision, and values of excellence, innovation, community, balance, and communication. I am committed to working together with faculty, staff, and all others who are invested in our student's success, to ensure that all students receive diverse and rigorous learning opportunities coupled with high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment conducive to student achievement and growth social-emotionally, academically, and spiritually.

 

With my 20-plus years of classroom experience as a certified teacher, with both a Reading K-12 and teaching English as a second language endorsement, I have a "hearts before heads" philosophy that I whole-heartedly believe in that you cannot truly meet the diverse needs of students without first being intentional about building relationships with those students and families. I have been blessed to have taught in Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, and Washington, D.C. My extensive background with teaching both children and adults has allowed me to see the dire need for educating students with varying needs and abilities using successfully proven research-based instructional strategies that meet student’s individual needs, build upon their prior knowledge, keep them engaged as they are learning, and helping them with developing a love for learning. My utmost desire, with God's help, is to be a vital part of the collaborative workings of building a community of lifelong learners that will use their knowledge, giftings, and talents to effectively and positively impact the world for Jesus as we work alongside you, as "the village" to make this possible.

Mission

Our Vision is To lead online education worldwide with transformative digital solutions – personalized to every student. While we deliver high-quality digital learning on a robust online platform to achieve content mastery for student success. The student is at the center of every decision we make.

RSPA prides itself on transforming education worldwide—one student at a time. As you will discover, RSPA puts the student at the center of every decision we make. We hope that you feel and experience our student focus through every click of the mouse and every interaction with our instructors and staff during your time with RSPA. Whether you are taking just one course or several, we want you to have a phenomenal experience at RSPA.

Vision & Values

  • Excellence

  • Innovation

  • Community

  • Balance

  • Communication

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