Pre-K through 12th Grade
Call Gaylene Reed at
254-754-8000 or 254-855-2397


We will start school at the normal time.
Be careful on the roads!
We will make allowanecs for students who need to come late due to the weather.


Required Parent Orientation Sessions
(choose one per campus)
Elementary: 10:30am Sat July 31 or 6:00pm Mon Aug 9
Middle: 1:00pm Sat July 31 or 7:30pm Mon Aug 9
High: 2:30pm Sat July 31 or 7:00pm Tues Aug 10






Rapoport Academy Public School

Excellence Beyond the Norm!


2013 Accountability Rating


Distinction in Reading/ELA: Meyer High, Quinn Middle,
Elementary-East, Elementary-North
Distinction in Mathematics: Meyer High, Quinn Middle
Distinction for Student Progress: Meyer High
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HS Band, HS Music Theory, 7th/8th Concert Band, 6th grade Beginning Band; 7th grade Guitar Class, Chorale Fusion


Welcome to the Rapoport Academy Music Department page! My name is Ken McLellan and I am the Rapoport Academy Music Director. We at RAPS are looking forward to some unique changes to the music department this year. Stay tuned for details.




Rapoport Academy Music Program

Playing a musical instrument teaches the learner about more than just music. More importantly, it teaches self-discipline, accountability, self-expression, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving. The courses will teach students Music Theory, Musicianship, Music History, Music Appreciation, Music Literature and Musical Application.

Goals in our Rapoport music classes: The students will:

1. Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

2. Read and notate music.

3. Listen to, analyze, and describe music.

4. Evaluate music and music performances.
5. Understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

6. Understand music in relation to history and culture.
7. Demonstrate by action student individual improvement gained by a pursuit of excellence, and contribute that musicianship to the music group of which a student is a member.


Rapoport Academy Music Ensembles/Classes

Chorale Fusion

Chorale Fusion is the multi-age district choir at Rapoport Academy. This ensemble has 20-30 members ranging from 2nd grade to 12th grade. Potential members will have an informational meeting sometime in September to discuss rehearsal schedule, performance opportunities and set up auditions.  In years past, Chorale Fusion has recently been awarded the Waco Model of Unity Award from the Community Race Relations Coalition. Chorale Fusion has performed at numerous events, including the Waco Educators' Summit, Waco's Holiday on the Square, and the Texas Charter School Convention in San Antonio.

6th grade Beginning Band

The Rapoport Academy Middle School 6th grade beginning band is open to students with an interest in learing and performaning on band instruments. Because of scheduling, the class size will be limited.  Students learn the fundamentals of playing a instrument in a small ensemble setting as well as individually.  The beginning band performs at the Winter Concert in December and two concerts in the Spring.  One in March and the final concert in May.

High School Music Theory

Music Theory is open to students with an intrest in exploring the mulitple aspects of Music.  This course is designed to introduce students to the mechinacs of music including: identifying simple to advanced concepts that comprise all types of music;  understandings music symbols and terminology; reading and composing music; exploring different time periods of western music from the Middle Ages to 20th Century.

Middle School Band

The Rapoport Academy Middle School Band is an instrumental ensemble of 7th/8th graders. The band is for instrumental students who have a previous background in band or new students who want to learn and perform in band.   This ensemble continues after the beginning band year and allows students to learn and enjoy more complex literature as well as excel on an individual basis.

High School Band

The Rapoport Academy High School Band is an instrumental ensemble with students ranging from 9th to 12th grade. High school band presents more advanced strategies and techniques to learn their instruments and begins to teach the student solo work and small ensemble work. The variety of music in high school band will expand as well.

Middle School Class Guitar

This is the newest class offered at Rapoport Academy Middle School to 7th graders.  This class is designed to intoduce students to guitar; playing independently and with an enemble; and learning to read music.