A School for Advanced Academics and Arts Studies

Summer Testing Appointments

Call the RCAAS Office at 419-984-1349 to schedule a summer testing appointment today!

If your child has been tested in a previous district, we may be able to use those scores to qualify for enrollment. Otherwise, we have some dates in June to offer gifted assessments.

2021-2022 Student Council Representatives

3rd Grade: Oscar Coffey, Jamie Allen

4th Grade: Perry Wobser, Abby Huston (not pictured)

5th Grade: Brooklynn Hunter, Morella Heichel

6th Grade: Caitlin Mullins, Kyleigh Gillman (not pictured)

Student Council Representatives Coordinate United Way Coin Drive

Our student council organized a Coin War between grade levels for the benefit of the United Way of Erie County. The students raised $75.72 altogether. Our Fifth Grade classes raised the most money and earned themselves a hot cocoa party (sponsored by the RCAAS PTO)!

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Aimed at teaching to the whole child, the RCAAS is the perfect place for students to explore, grow, and pursue excellence in Arts and Academics!

What is the RCAAS?

RCAAS uses innovative instruction, individual talent development model, as well as an arts integration curriculum to meet the needs of each student! This 3rd through 6th grade program is a full-day integrated service for students gifted and emerging in academics and/or the arts. We have been educating gifted learners in Sandusky since 2013. We will move our 2020-2021 programs to the former Adams Building. This historic building lies in the heart of downtown Sandusky, full of rich arts and culture.

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Our Purpose

The purpose of RCAAS is to provide a world class education for students gifted or at promise in the Specific Academic Areas and/or the Visual and Performing Arts and Creative Thinking Ability.

The DORN Fellowship Series

The DORN Fellowship Series was created in an effort to connect college faculty with gifted students. College professors from different disciplines are selected to design and develop curriculum throughout our K-12 gifted services. The generous donation from the DORN Foundation funds instruction and field trips that foster hands-on learning in a project-based format.

Academically Gifted & Emerging

Superior Cognitive Ability

Specific Academic Area: Math

Specific Academic Area: Reading

Specific Academic Area: Science

Creative Thinking Ability


An Educational Approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.


Technology & Design

Student Art Gallery

Gifted and Emerging in the Visual & Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts Area: Visual Art

Visual and Performing Arts Area: Music

Visual and Performing Arts Area: Drama

Visual and Performing Arts Area: Dance (once ODE approves a K-8 checklist for identification)

Housed in the heart of downtown Sandusky's Arts and Cultural district, the RCAAS works in collaboration with professionals in both the academic and artistic worlds. Allowing for research, outreach and college & career readiness.

Our location provides our students easy access to -

Sandusky Public Library

Harlequins Theatre

The Sandusky State Theatre

Carrington's Gallery

The Children's Museum

Government Offices: Sandusky Municipal Court, City Hall

First Responder Agencies: Sandusky Police Department, Sandusky Fire Department

Maritime Museum

Merry Go Round Museum

Lake Erie Coastline

Volunteer Opportunities: Care and Share, Victory Kitchen