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River's Edge Academy students need 25 credits to meet graduation requirements. We meet the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for graduation, and we exceed them. If a student plans to graduate from River's Edge Academy, they must meet our graduation requirements to earn a diploma.
The REA graduation requirements exceed MN State Standards and therefore students who graduate from REA will be prepared for a wide variety of post-secondary opportunities.
REA GRAD REQ
4 credits (years) Math
4 credits (years) Social Studies
4 credits (years) Science
4 credits (years) English
9 credits Elective
|MN GRAD REQ|
3 credits (years) Math
3.5 credits (years) Social Studies
3 credits (years) Science
4 credits (years) English
7 credits Elective
ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION:
- 9th grade: 6.25 credits
- 10th grade: 12.5 credits
- 11th grade: 18.75 credits
- 12th grade: 25 credits
HOW DO REA STUDENTS EARN CREDIT?
- We are on a quarter system.
- Students earn .25 credit per class, per quarter, totaling one full credit in a subject area for one school year.
- Students take 1 full year (1 credit) of Math, Science, Social Studies, & English each school year.
- Elective courses are .25 credit per quarter and .5 credit during Intensives.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP CREWThe REA Student Leadership Crew (SLC) members work together to develop a standard of leadership for the school by having a positive attitude, being focused, working together as a team, and giving back to the REA community.
These students represent our community as leaders, creating service learning opportunities, social events, and leadership training. The SLC members represent the REA community values in class, crew, and community.
All SLC students sign a contract at the beginning of the year and work together
to stay accountable to their commitments.
• Students who represent REA values in class, crew, & community
• Students who want to make a difference in the REA community
• Students who maintain 90% attendance
• Students who are passing all of their classes
• Students who maintain positive behavior
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DAILY SCHEDULE
River’s Edge Academy's schedule and structures promote academic rigor and intensive work in the four core academic areas (language arts, social studies, science, and math) during each of the four high school years through highly engaging work and a nurturing school culture.
Every Wednesday students participate in fieldwork experiences in the building and in the community.
Our schedule changes every week and details are announced in morning circle and crew.
MON / TUES / THURS / FRI = 8:15am - 2:45pm
WEDNESDAYS = 8:15am - 12:45pm
HOMEWORK HELP =
Mon/Tues: 2:45 - 3:30pm
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM =
Wednesdays: 12:45 - 3:15pm
Students are placed in a section based on their grade, academic performance, and understanding of the concepts. The goal is that students are successful, yet challenged in their academic section.
Sections are named after parts of the river.
Tribs | Rapids | Eddies | Deltas