Student Performance After Rainbow

In high school and beyond, RCS students excel

Our students are prepared to lead

As we move into the age of artificial intelligence, our graduating students are prepared to be leaders. They know how to truly think, design, plan, and act.

The Early Grades at Rainbow

For a child who progresses sequentially through the grade levels at Rainbow, the early years allow ample time to explore, think, and learn content – especially science and social studies. Students explore their world, ponder it, organize their work, and eventually learn how to innovate and implement their ideas. Keep reading to learn more about later grades.

Holistic, seven domains learning

The Later Grades at Rainbow

In the later years, students learn mechanics and perfect their computational skills. This allows them to learn those skills quickly and easily. This frees up time in the younger years so that they have every opportunity to “light up all areas of the brain.” They don’t have to overly drill on these few, narrow skills. By the end of 8th grade, our students are ready for high school and beyond.

RCS students often test out of high school introductory courses into more advanced levels of Math, English, and World Languages.

How do omega graduates do in high school?

SILSA and Asheville High disaggregated the GPA data of Omega graduates attending high school there.

They recently analyzed 29 RCS graduates, from freshmen to seniors, and compared their GPA averages with the rest of the SILSA student population overall.

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The second-most common school our graduates attend is Carolina Day School.

Omega students typically earn awards for academic and athletic achievement upon graduation from their respective high schools.

We are so very proud to send Omega students into the world who are accomplished, confident, and creative learners. Hear a short interview with our most recent alumni about their experiences at Rainbow and how this educational model helped them thrive in high school.

Beyond Rainbow

In Omega and at Rainbow Community School, we stay in touch with our alumni. In fact, we love hearing from them during the high school years and beyond.

In the fall of each school year, we invite alumni back to speak about their experiences in high school, how prepared they felt, and their favorite things about Rainbow.

We encourage you to watch the different alumni panels we have each year. We promise that you will see at once how articulate, poised, and innovative our alumni are. We do not filter what these students say and ecouraage them to be completely honest about their experiences.

Awards & Honors

Below are some of the awards our Omega graduates have earned at the high school level:

  • Class valedictorian, Carolina Day
  • Class valedictorian, Asheville High
  • Class valedictorian, SILSA
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Faculty Prize, Carolina Day
  • John B. Lewis Scholarship for soccer, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Frederick Douglass Scholarship, American University
  • SILSA Principal’s Award
  • Cum Laude Society, Mercersberg Academy
  • Service Scholarship, Warren Wilson College
  • Presidential Award for Educational Achievement
  • Varsity soccer MVP
  • CAA All Conference Award (soccer, track and field)
  • National Honor Society
  • Highlander Society (service)
  • Induction to National Thespian Society
  • Head of School Scholarship
  • Award as Art Director for Literary Magazine
  • Top 10 students AP Scholar
  • National Science Honors Society
  • William C. Owen Award (athletic award)
  • Varsity Soccer Coach’s Award
  • AP Environmental Science Award
  • Academic Scholarship, George Washington University
  • Academic Scholarship, Warren Wilson College
  • SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship
  • Phillips Legacy Foundation Scholarship
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Gold and Silver Key Awards

Recent Alumni updates & awards

Here is a snapshot of awards, achievements, and college plans of some of our Omega alumni who recently graduated high school:

Olivia H. – Attending Chapman University, Ultimate Frisbee Spirit Captain, received a Phillips legacy foundation scholarship towards college, worked with Asheville Youth Missions as an Inaugural Mission Scholar.

Savannah H. – Attending George Washington University in 2022, and took on Leadership positions in Sustainability Club, Debate Team, and the Racial Equity Ambassadors Program. Full academic scholarship to George Washington University. National and Math Honors Student with 100+ hours of community service. 

Griffin G. –  Attending Warren Wilson College, received a four-year scholarship to a private online high school, played for Reynolds High School Varsity Soccer team, created and ran a girls soccer camp that ran for two summers, received a scholarship to attend Warren Wilson College and will play on their varsity soccer team. 

Sara G. – Attending NC State, awarded CAA All-Conference for track and field, Creative Writing Award, and Scholastic Art and Writing Gold and Silver Key awards

Teagan H. – attending Occidental College; awarded Presidential Scholarship, Valedictorian (SILSA), Dean’s List (AB Tech), AP Scholar with Honors, received the Dean’s List award, SEWANEE Book award for Excellence in Literature and leadership, Best Female Comedic Actress, Best in Acting, Principles of Business and Finance Award

Aria I. – Attending American University, received Presidential Honors award, Bronze Medal for NFE, inducted to National Thespian Society, awarded as Art Director for Literary Magazine

Ben G. – attending Dickinson College, Varsity Soccer MVP, CAA All Conference Award (soccer). Presidential Award for Educational Achievement, National Honor Society, Highlander Society (service), Student Ambassador, William C. Owen Award (student athlete), two time Varsity Soccer coach’s award

What Parents are Saying

My son has been at Rainbow since preschool, and is graduating 8th grade tomorrow. The moment we walked in the door for preschool orientation, our family became a part of the greater school family. Since then, we have strengthened those bonds through countless gatherings and by volunteering at school events. Over the years the teachers at Rainbow have encouraged and inspired my son by their own passion for life-long learning. Their well though out lessons are aimed at teaching the whole child, and my son has blossomed from that approach. The community at Rainbow Community School has loved my son into the amazing young man with limitless potential he is today, and I will be forever grateful for that.

Casey F.

This school is a gift to not just the kids who walk the hallways but to the families who love those children. This school is up to big things – with courage, clarity, rigor, and compassion. The model is magic, and more importantly, the team is inspired, engaged, and on fire to help kids discover their potential and optimize.

Laura J.

My daughter has blossomed into quite the leader after just one year at Omega Middle School. We just wish she had attended Rainbow for longer! We feel blessed to be able to send our children to this forward-thinking, holistic-minded school and to be a part of the community there.

Omega Parent