Will students earn a high school diploma?
Yes, they will. Students graduating from the Academy will meet all Mead School District, Washington State graduation requirements and college entrance requirements.
Will students be competitive for college admission?
Yes, they will. Riverpoint Academy’s program is designed to prepare students for college-level work. The Academy offers students a chance to document and showcase their diverse learning experiences including those elements that colleges look for: leadership, community involvement, internships, rigorous coursework and achievement.
Will the transcript be from Mead School District?
Yes, it will. The transcript will be identical to those of Mead and Mt. Spokane High Schools. In addition, students may have a college transcript reflecting credits earned while at the Academy.
Is there a tuition fee?
No. Riverpoint Academy is a public school and does not charge tuition.
How will students travel to Riverpoint Academy?
Bus transportation will be provided from both Mead and Mt. Spokane high schools.
Does the school offer extra-curricular activities?
Yes and No. Students may elect to participate in their home high school extra-curricular activities that are not offered at RA. We look forward to RA students creating the extra-curricular activities that integrate with the Riverpoint community.
What qualifies a student for acceptance to the Academy?
Students need to be on track to graduate and must not be credit-deficient. If you are not sure about your son or daughter’s academic standing, contact his or her counselor.
Is Riverpoint Academy for me?
At RA, you will “learn by doing,” which means you will take on real-world challenges, come up with real solutions and actually implement them. During this process, you will be completing graduation requirements in English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
This approach called “Challenge-Based Learning" is a collaborative learning experience in which teachers and students work together to learn about compelling issues, propose solutions to real problems and take action. The approach asks students to reflect on their learning and the impact of their actions and publish their solutions to a worldwide audience.
So, you can expect to work in teams, dive deeply into subjects, use technology to learn and communicate, work with experts and create real products and solutions.
Here are a few questions for you: Do you want to wake up each morning eager to learn? Do you want to do work that makes a difference? Do you want to be a part of a close, trusting community of learners?
What does a day/week look like for me?
It will be similar to a college schedule, which can vary from day to day. There will be extended blocks of time to work on challenges, college courses, internships, online learning and collaborative time for support of your learning. School starts at 7:55 am, ends at 2:20 pm, with the expectation that learning and work continue beyond these hours.