IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

Riverpoint STEM Academy



Your Concerns

The traditional content being taught isn't useful anymore

Shakespeare is awesome, but it doesn't contribute to what my children need to learn before they go out into this new world and be excellent adults. They need to understand technology. They need to be able to think critically. They need to understand TODAY'S human beings in order to navigate life.

Preparation for college

I'm curious how prepared RA students feel entering college? Will they have the practice and teaching for writing college level papers within this learning environment? Colleges are often still set up to receive students that have gone through the "molding" of our traditional public school system.

Learning style and school size

The addition of Riverpoint is great and does address one of my concerns. With the size of our high schools (MHS and MSHS), it's easy for an introverted smart student to get overlooked. These kids can get disengaged with repetitive memorization and lecture teaching styles.

No onsite math teacher

My son has told me they are using Khan Academy for their math class. I like this idea, however he also said there isn't a math teacher on site to help if he has issues or questions. Are there plans to have an onsite math teacher?

Equipment usage

Would like to see hands on usage of 3-D printer and laser machine.

You Appreciate

Quality of teachers and leadership

Our high schools attract top notch talent and leadership.

STEM

The option for high school students to attend RA is great. I hope as more discover, there continues to be opportunities for students to participate.

Growth potential

We are excited to see what this year holds for our child. The computer, along with design based work, is amazing to see.

Tapping into kids gifting

Everyone has different ways of approaching and seeing the world. The same is true for each student and specific areas of gifting. I feel like the learning environment at RA has the potential to allow for these gifts to be honed and to shine.

Freedom to think and work outside common curriculum

I really appreciate that my son is able to expand his imagination by creating his own work. I have seen him become a teenager that is excited about school and excited about working with others on a project.

Learning Opportunities

Partnership within our city

Opportunities for collaboration and to partner with our city to solve current issue or needs.

Yoga, meditation, mindfulness or anything of the sort

They need strategies and tools for quieting their minds. It's no wonder we have such serious digital addictions.

Personal finance

More life skills - budgets, balancing bank accounts, finance - seems this is a skill that could use more attention.

Food and agriculture

I would love to see the Ag in the Classroom used. So much misinformation on where our food comes from and how it's produced - it's a science and business. Our students should understand.

Involvement in the city's art, radio, and music

Looking for ways for students to stay current on what is happening within Spokane, possibly through a community involvement board at RA. Highlighting events like Terrain, where students themselves can submit their art to be part of the event.

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