The education plan of RVCA is designed for capable middle and high school age students whose parents have determined that their child needs a more structured, unique, and caring environment, free from distractions to obtain a quality education.
River View Christian High School (RVCHS) is the name used on the transcripts and is also “doing business as” (DBA) River View Christian Academy (RVCA).
Year-Round Open Enrollment
RVCA has an open enrollment policy, meaning a student can be enrolled at the school even if they are behind in their education. RVCA also practices rolling enrollment, allowing students to start school at any point of the year. Also, with the year-round system that the school uses, the child has the continuous opportunity to experience success in their education.
Individualized School Curriculum
RVCA is partnered with Ignitia, through Alpha Omega Publications. Each student is evaluated upon arrival to assess where they are placed within the curriculum. RVCA also offers credit recovery to students who transfer in behind where they should be in their grade level. This allows students to test out of portions of their classes to get back on track. Every student has their own computer station where they work on their individualized school program. The computers are used only for school work, no internet access outside of schoolwork is allowed. The staff is available to help the students with their work and to provide them with individual tutoring.
We will do our best to find out what works for each student while they are here. We have some students sitting on an exercise ball if they are fidgety, some students get more breaks, some students wear noise canceling headphones, some sit outside, some have their lessons read to them. We offer as much as we can, as individualized or unconventional as needed to help them succeed.
RVCA has multiple credentialed teachers on staff. We typically have at least one credentialed teacher available on every shift to assist students. Students also have access to teachers through Ignitia’s online curriculum. In addition, we also offer access to on-site professional tutoring by credentialed teachers as well as access to tutoring from staff (who all graduated HS and most from college or are currently taking college courses). If for whatever reason we cannot help a student with a subject, we will find someone who can.
RVCA is a fully accredited Christian school generally for ages 12 through 17. As of June, 2019 we earned our second accreditation. This accreditation is from the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accreditation division of AdvancED. We also annually file a private school affidavit with the California Department of Education.
If a student completes their high school diploma while at RVCA, they can remain in the school by continuing college level correspondence courses. We also offer dual enrollment to Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 2.7 or higher, allowing them to take college courses for high school and college credit.