Renaissance Charter School at Hunter’s Creek Has a New Principal

Renaissance Charter School at Hunter's Creek is a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K-8 who reside in Florida

Veteran educator brings track record of success

HUNTERS CREEK, Fla – (June 3, 2016)Robert Acosta will be the new principal of Renaissance Charter School at Hunter’s Creek in Orlando, FloridaRenaissance Charter School at Hunter’s
has hired Robert Acosta as its new principal. Acosta has significant expe-
rience as a school leader, having most recently served as school administrator for Dallas Independent School District (ISD). Vanessa Suarez, the school’s founding principal has accepted a new opportunity within Charter Schools USA’s team and will be manager of high school programming.

Acosta was part of the administrative team that led J.L. Long Middle School – the only ISD middle school to achieve this milestone – through the I.B Middle Years Programme admission process. During this time, he also managed student and teacher teams that placed in the top ten Texas Association of Math and Science Coaches State Competitions.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. He continued on and earned a Master of Science in urban education policy and education leadership administration from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas and a Master of Education in administration and policy from the University of Texas in Arlington.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Acosta join our team,” said April Williams, Charter Schools USA’s regional director of Central Florida schools. “His background and enthusiasm are certain to lead our school to a new level of greatness. While we are sure students and families will miss Ms. Suarez, we are confident that the transition will be very smooth as she moves on to her next steps with CSUSA.”

Renaissance Charter School at Hunter’s Creek is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by The Renaissance Foundation, Inc., which has been operating a network of the highest performing charter schools in Florida for over a decade including the State’s first National Blue Ribbon Charter School after which this school will be patterned. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive corporation system-wide accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. CSUSA currently manages 77 schools in seven states serving nearly 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In the 2016-2017 school year, the number will expand to 84 schools with more than 75,000 students. CSUSA innovative educational advantages include advanced technology, meaningful parental involvement, student uniforms, consistent and fairly enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus, integrated character education and high academic growth and performance.

For more information about Renaissance Charter School at Hunter’s Creek visit or call 321-206-3103 for a personal tour.


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