Dan Chubb - Principal
Welcome to River's Edge High School. River's Edge serves students who have experienced attendance and academic difficulties, become disengaged from school and experienced personal or health problems. Students are provided a fresh opportunity to obtain their high school diploma.
Students attending River's Edge High School must apply for admittance or be referred from their home high school before being accepted into a River's Edge High School program. Students outside of the Richland School District may apply as space is available. There is a full-day campus program as well as an independent study option. Graduation requirements require students to earn 21.5 credits, pass core courses required by The State of Washington and The Richland School District, meet minimum standards on state assessments, and complete a culminating project.
The two primary educational programs at River's Edge are Direct Instruction and Independent Learning. Both programs offer courses that are approved by the Richland School District, are rigorous, student centered, and promote strong interpersonal relationships between students and teachers. Direct Instruction provides students a full day program where students follow a traditional schedule, or are enrolled in an integrated block of classes that focus on a central theme. Independent Learning allows students to attend school at River's Edge for a minimum of four hours per week with the remainder of the work completed at home. Independent Learning is recognized as an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE), and must meet the requirements of WAC 392-121-182.
River's Edge students have access to programs such as Tri-Tech Skills Center and Columbia Basin College. Students may be able to access additional courses at the traditional high schools.