Rockwood Preparatory Academy (RPA) is an academically-focused, tuition-free, public school of choice.
RPA uses Direct Instruction to teach all basic subjects. Direct Instruction is a sequenced process validated by research and documented results in other schools. Direct Instruction consists of teaching well-developed and carefully planned lessons designed with small learning increments with clearly defined and prescribed teaching tasks.
As a result of this approach, RPA students demonstrate significantly higher levels of achievement and academic growth than their peers attending traditional public elementary schools serving the Rockwood Community.