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Specials & Extracurricular Activities

Learning is a lifelong process that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At River City Scholars, students can explore their interests, learn new skills, and make new friends through a variety of extracurricular activities. Learn more about what we offer below. 

Specials

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PE
Technology
Visual Arts
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Electives

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PE
Visual Arts

*Not all electives are available for all grades.
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In-School Programs

In addition to specials and electives, River City Scholars also offers other in-school program activities such as: Black History Programs, College Campus Tours, High School Transition Events, Honors Classes, Peer Mentoring, National Junior Honor Society, Student Advisory Council, and Student Council.

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Technology

We offer one-to-one technology, with each student receiving their own Chromebook.

Athletics

Basketball

Basketball

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Cheerleading

Cheerleading

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Soccer

Soccer

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Volleyball

Volleyball

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Extracurricular Activities

K - 2nd Grade

Extracurricular activities are based on volunteer availability. Please call the school office for more information.
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3rd - 5th Grade

Chess Club (5)
Girls on the Run (4-5)
 
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6th - 8th Grade

Chess Club (6-7)
Girls on the Run (6-7)
Men & Women of Honor
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What River City Scholars Parents Are Saying

"I would recommend River City Scholars and NHA as a whole to all of my friends and family!"

- River City Scholars Parent

 

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Events

River City Scholars hosts a variety of events each year. Some examples of events are:

  • Book Fair
  • Community Events
  • Concerts
  • Multicultural Fair
  • Seasonal Dances
  • Talent Show

Field Trips

K - 2nd Grade

Camp Henry
Camp Roger
Celebration Cinema
Devos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Post Family Farm
Washington DC
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3rd - 5th Grade

Camp Henry
Camp Roger
Celebration Cinema
Devos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Post Family Farm
Washington DC
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6th - 8th Grade

Camp Henry
Camp Roger
Celebration Cinema
Devos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Post Family Farm
Washington DC
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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.

Learn More About Stanford's Study