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Welcome to River City Scholars

We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At River City we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child and make moral focus lessons part of every school day. As a result, our students thrive. In fact, a study done by Stanford University reveals that National Heritage Academies students gained the equivalent of three-and-half-months of additional learning compared to their peers.

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NHA Shines: Stanford Study Shows Our Students Surpass Their Peers by 3.5 Months Each Year

A recent Stanford study shows NHA partner-school students continue to outperform their traditional public school peers. They do so by gaining nearly three-and-a-half months of additional learning. NHA also earned the new “gap busters” designation for outstanding progress in eliminating learning disparities for minority and poverty students.
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We Are a Charter School

Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. River City Scholars is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in Michigan.

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At a Glance

K-8

Grades

293

Number of Students

2012

Year Opened
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A Seamless K-12 Education

At River City Scholars, we're able to provide our students with a seamless K-12 educational experience. After graduating from River City, they can transition to Wellspring Preparatory High School, also a National Heritage Academies charter school. Wellspring Prep offers advanced placement courses, dual enrollment opportunities, an Early Middle College Program, college advisors, electives, clubs, sports, and so much more.
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What River City Scholars Parents Are Saying

"My daughter has switched schools twice, and is now at River City. She will stay here until she graduates from middle school. I will continue to choose River City Scholars, it’s an awesome place to be!"

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