Renaissance isn't just a program; it's a process that encourages academic excellence, improvement, and citizenship. Jostens Renaissance is the first and only national education-focused program created to recognize and reward the academic achievements of students. Its primary goals are to increase student performance and teacher enthusiasm, and raise the level of community participation in schools. Renaissance schools often focus their program on four target areas:

1. Increasing student attendance

2. Improving overall academic performance

3. Increasing graduation rates

4. Creating a positive, safe school environment

In schools that use the Renaissance program as part of their curriculum, administrators have noted positive progress in areas such as:

  • Grade point averages

  • Standardized test scores

  • Attendance

  • Discipline Services