River Oaks Academy's Student General Outcomes
- Passion powered
- Academic competence
- Passionate, collaborative, creative, and critical thinkers
- Efficient in their use of information and technology.
- College and career ready
River Oaks Academy (ROA) is founded on the belief that all children are born with the capacity for brilliance. Our mission is to help children find, nurture and sustain the passion that will lead to their individual forms of brilliance. To this end, we offer a non-traditional K-12 independent study program of individually designed curriculum and direction.
ROA will continue to grow as a community of self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners—children, teachers and parents, in partnership—who seek to nurture and support the innate gifts of all participants. We will prepare students for twenty-first century careers and to live as members of a democratic society through an interdisciplinary educational experience. ROA students are creative, out-of-the box learners, thinkers and doers. They thrive in an environment of individualized learning and direction with a parent-teacher team dedicated to helping them find and develop their talents and passions. Our program is exploration-based and creative, providing children with the opportunity to address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by gathering information and demonstrating their learning as they focus on developing their individual talents. The ROA program incorporates onsite classes for enrichment, socialization and collaboration; parent participation in school-based activities; and parent education on how to support their children in an independent study environment based on exploration and creativity. We also provide technology-oriented learning activities teaching children skills that prepare them for college and career readiness while they are encouraged to demonstrate and share their passions. Our students are given the opportunity to utilize technology through various mediums: e.g., websites, web blogs, streaming video, online businesses.
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