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At a Glance




Amazing Students


Average Class Size


Character-building Monthly Virtues
Three students show their ages on their fingers


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch

Healthy, balanced meals are available to all students. We participate in the Community Eligibility Provision​ (CEP), which allows us to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost.

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Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care

We currently offer on-site before and after care through the YMCA.

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Parents are expected to provide the means for their children to get to and from school. However, we have had great success with parents coordinating carpools. Contact us so we can help.

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Dress Code

Dress Code

The school has a dress code designed to reduce distractions so children can focus on academic success. This dress code is flexible and cost effective while encouraging student learning.

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Spotlight: Crochet Club Provides Therapy

Sixth-grade students at River City Scholars Charter Academy are learning to use soft, colorful, yarn as a mechanism to cope with anxiety, doubt, low self-esteem, and even “matters of the heart” at their weekly afterschool Crochet Club.
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Programs at a Glance

In addition to our individualized teaching and moral focus program, we have opportunities for leadership, extra support, enrichment, clubs, after school activities, sports, and more.


Basketball hoop


Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, and Volleyball

A Saxophone


Band and Choir

Chess pieces


National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, STEP, Cooking Club, Crochet Club, and Girls on the Run


River City State Average
Asian 1% 2%
Black 82% 14%
Hispanic 11% 14%
White (non-hispanic) 6% 65%
Other 1% 5%

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Ridge Park Charter Academy

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