The Heritage Program is designed to address the academic needs of African American students in Riverside Unified School District. The goal of the Heritage Plan is to increase the number of African American students that successfully complete the 15 courses required for UC and CSU entrance (A through G courses). The Heritage Program provides African American students with purposeful academic, instructional, motivational, and familial supports that will facilitate the student’s progression towards college, career, and world readiness upon graduation.

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Important Dates

Parent Resources 

2022-2023 School Year District AAPAC Meetings


The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.  

Exercise your right to vote today! For more information on voting registration and to register to vote, click HERE

College Virtual Tours 

Take a personally guided tour through over 600+ colleges and universities through the use of YouVisit, a site geared towards giving the perspective student a "real-life" experience through 360° views or virtual reality tour.  Just type your dream school in the search and take a look! 

Scholarship Information

2023 Heritage Senior Celebration

Mark your calendar!

This year's Heritage Senior Celebration will take place on May 3rd, 2023 at JW North High School starting at 6:00 pm.  

Please see your site's Heritage Site Contact for more information and invitation.

Academic Support: Tutoring Services 

Heritage Programs by School Site

Educational Options Center

John W. North High School

Martin Luther King High School

Poly High School 

Riverside Virtual School

STEM Academy 

Ramona High School 

RUSD District Liaison