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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.  

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