Triumphs and Successes of the 2020-21 School Year

Photo Credit: Skylar LaFord with Cascade Voyage photography.


The 2020-21 school year was one with many challenges brought on by the pandemic but it was also a year filled with triumphs and successes. All RPA students should be incredibly proud of themselves for persevering through the difficulties and finding new ways to shine this past year. 

RPA families have been amazing throughout the pandemic and the last year. They’ve partnered with us every step of the way and were creative and helpful about finding ways to keep their students connected and engaged in an abnormal school year.   

From stage to the classroom, RPA students did not let a pandemic get in the way of their success, winning local, statewide, national and international awards and recognition. 

We cannot say enough about the amazing dedication of our staff this past year. We mostly tell the success stories of students, but it is our hardworking educators and support staff who put in the time and effort to help students realize success and achieve their maximum potential. 

Let’s look back at some of the many accomplishments of RPA students and staff from the 2020-21 school year:

Redmond Proficiency Academy boasts graduation rate of nearly 92.5 percent

RPA announces valedictorians and salutatorian for Class of 2021

RPA celebrates success of Redmond Cares, prepares to transition services

RPA Music Collective to release second album on May 7

RPA Theatre’s digital performance of Unraveled premieres tonight, Jan. 7

Redmond Proficiency Academy students win Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honors

RPA students produce their own TEDEd Talks

RPA thespians take home top acting honors in state competition

Redmond Proficiency Academy student enlists talent of award-winning recording artist to cover 80s classic

Redmond Proficiency Academy students earning valuable experience as IT interns

RPA junior accepted into computer science fellowship program

RPA junior earns international playwriting honors

Redmond Proficiency Academy students inducted into National Honor Society

RPA’s Patricia Smith assisting in FEMA-supported Peace Corps service

Redmond Proficiency Academy students earn first place honors in “If I Were Mayor” contest

Redmond Proficiency Academy seniors earn Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy certifications

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