VIDEO: Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy welcomes its 5th-grade class in the most lit way

ATLANTA — Ron Clark Academy welcomed its fifth-grade class last week in the most lit way possible.

Founder Ron Clark posted a video on his Facebook page of the students doing the Milly Rock.

The video has been viewed more than 154,000 times.


Clark said the red carpet welcome has been a fixture at the school for nearly a decade.

“We believe in starting things big and ending things big,” Clark said. “Our school is academically a beast, so we surround the students with love, passion and energy to help them get through.”

Clark said Monday that more than 12,000 teachers from across the world have been in his school at 228 Margaret St. SE in Atlanta this school year to be trained in the methods that are working for his students.

Today we welcomed our new incoming 5th graders in true RCA style! #RCA2021

Posted by Ron Clark on Tuesday, April 18, 2017