Highland Renaissance Academy – Our CMS partner school

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There are many ways to get involved with Highland Renaissance Academy, our CMS partner school located just north of uptown at 125 W. Craighead Road.

Covenant's partnership with Highland means that we lift up teachers and students by providing reading buddies, teacher appreciation brunches and more.

To get connected, contact mission & outreach co-director Lucy Crain, who helps oversee this partnership.

Do You Love to Read?

Your own love of reading can be extremely beneficial to a young child who is just beginning to read!  Covenant is offering a new volunteer opportunity at our partner school, Highland Renaissance Academy.  Here are the details:

  • Once a week --Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM from February to mid-April
  • One-on-one tutoring with kindergarten students (3 students for 20 minutes each)
  • Each 20-minute session will include helping your student to (1)  develop vocabulary by reading a book to the student using the Active Reading model and (2) review sight words necessary for beginning reading
  • All materials and instructions will be provided

We invite you to find out more about your new opportunity by writing “Kindergarten – Highland” on your Worship Response card or by emailing Betty Graybeal at betty.graybeal@gmail.com


Read, Roar, Soar!: Read with a 3rd grader

When: Once a month for one hour. No prep work required. 

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; once/month, day may vary. 

What you can do: You'll be in a classrooom with other volunteers to help children select books and read with the class.

Sign up: Click here to choose a timeslot.

Highland Heroes Teacher Appreciation Brunch

When: Event is the third Monday of the month; drop supplies off at the church any time. 

What you can do: Simply contribute food, drinks, flowers or a note of encouragement. Drop them off in the Fellowship Hall bin (perishables in Room in the Inn fridge in kitchen) and a team of volunteers will deliver and set up at the school. 

Sign up online: Click here to choose a role.

Summer camp buddies

Support a Highland student who will spend a week at YMCA's Camp Harrison. There are two sessions (June 16-22 and June 23-29).