Riverview East Academy uses a standards-based curriculum at every grade level. Standards stem from the Ohio Department of Education and our teachers are trained and refreshed in teaching and evaluating whether students have mastered content related material connected to state standards and grade level indicators. Riverview East Academy developed SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely) at the beginning of the 2010 school year. In addition, we are continuing to monitor our progress towards those goals on a Bi-weekly/monthly basis to ensure that our goals are achieved by years end. Riverview East Academy offers Spanish at every grade level. We also offer, but not limited to: a Multimedia Center, Library, Preschool, Art and Physical Education.
Students in grade K through 3 engage in the Voyager Program. Voyager is a research-based curriculum that is nationally known for increasing the reading proficiency of students at these grade levels. Our 3rd graders recently participated in the Ohio Achievement Assessment this past Fall and 66% of our 3rd grade students were proficient or above on this state based examination. In these grade levels, our students receive 90 minute blocks of math, science and social studies giving them a healthy educational experience.
- 66% of our 3rd Grade students were proficient or above on the Fall Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA)
Students in grades 4 through 8 are provided a standards-based curriculum. Grades 4, 5, and 6 are taught in self-contained classrooms. We have small class sizes in these grades, which allow students to receive more individualized attention. Each week, students engage in short-cycle assessment established by CPS to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each student. From that data, students are provided data folders where information from these assessments is kept to identify individualized progress and to further drive instruction.
Our high school students are taught a standards-based curriculum, where teachers concentrate on the rigor of each lesson. Teachers develop lesson plans each day which includes a standard, activity and evaluation. However, we added a critical element to lesson planning development by focusing on what will teacher leaders do when students have not mastered the content? If relevant, re-teaching is provided, intense interventions, one-on-one tutoring, peer tutoring and other researched-based best practices are implemented. Enrichment activities are given to students who have proven to possess a high skill-set, while continuing to raise their level of critical thinking skills. Most, if not all of our juniors and seniors have received scholarships to major learning institutions around the country. Some students elected to choose a career or have even entered the military.
High School at a Glance (First Semester)
- 20 Students accepted into Colleges and Universities
- 33 Students have applied to college/postsecondary options
- 150,000 dollars in scholarship money awarded
- 80 Seniors have applied to College and Universities
- 65% of those students have been accepted
- 80 Total applications completed
Finally, making sure parents comprehend that standards benefit both the family and the teacher is something that Riverview East Academy is concentrated on. Good, high-quality guideline to the standards increase positive parent two-way interactions with the school community and establishes a commitment to educational expectancies.