River Tech School of Performing Arts & Technology
Elementary, Middle, & High School in Post Falls for Artistic & Tech-Savvy Children.
Enrollment for School Year 2023-24 is now open.
We have spots open for ages 7-14.
River Tech is designed for artistic & tech-savvy kids who love music and technology. Along with core subjects (like math, English, history, and science), students learn coding, robotics, and digital arts, as well as performing arts (drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals, band, acting, dance, and musical theater).
With competency-based learning, each student learns at their own pace, while also having the benefits of a positive social environment. Building on a foundation of a Conservative, Christian worldview, students receive the social & academic education necessary to succeed in life. With a 8-1 student-teacher ratio, our teachers spend more time with each student.
Address: 1687 E. Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At River Tech each child learns at their own pace.
Students at River Tech enroll in four "tracks": (1) Core-track, (2) Technology-track, (3) Performing Arts-track, and (4) Life-track. A student begins at a level and proceeds to the next level when he has mastered the level he is at. This competency-based method replaces artificial "grades" and allows each student to learn at their own pace.
If a student excels at a subject, they can move faster, and if they find a subject harder they can move slower. Read more about our five tracks here.
We give parents the option to choose from our five, four, & three day programs. (Five Days = Monday-Friday, Four Days = Monday-Thursday, Three Days = Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday).
Our student-teacher ratio is approximately 1 teacher per 8 students. This allows our teachers to spend more time with each student.
In today's world, S.T.E.M is important to everyone.
Tech (or S.T.E.A.M.) takes up the largest part of the curriculum at River Tech, with ample opportunity to learn everything from coding & robotics to videography & 3D-modeling.
Here at River Tech we believe everyone can benefit from a strong tech base. Even careers that are not normally associated with tech benefit from being confident and at home in a technological world.
Our Tech Director, Jordan Ezell, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Game Development from Full Sail University. He is passionate about teaching our students coding, robotics, and digital arts.
A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can change the world.
Our students learn to play multiple instruments including drums, bass, ukulele, guitar, keyboard, vocals, acting, dance, choir, and band. We put on regular concerts and musical theater production. (We just wrapped up Annie, and now we are preparing The Lion King).
Our Arts Director, Dan Hegelund is a professional vocal coach, musician, and choir director. His resume includes studio recordings, Radio- and TV broadcasts, and concerts in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, the Latvian Government, Clash Of The Choirs, Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, Northwest Folklife Festival, and Leavenworth’s 50th Anniversary Christmas Lighting Festival.
TEACHERS AT RIVER TECH
Dan & Mary Hegelund
Dan Hegelund, principal at River Tech, holds a B.S. and M.S in Political Science. Dan is a professional vocal coach, choir director, music director, etc. He has thirty years of experience teaching and producing music and heads the River Tech Arts department. Expect concerts, musicals, studio recordings, music videos, choir trips, talent shows, music festivals, etc.
Mary Hegelund holds a B.S. and M.S. in Education and leads River Tech Elementary. She has worked at a preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school and as a homeschooler of three children. Mary loves teaching children team building, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Jordan Ezell holds a B.S. in Game Development and a degree from Master's Commission in Biblical Studies. Jordan loves creating board games and video games, and can't wait to teach our students how to create their own games. Jordan is heading the Tech Department at River Tech. Expect your kids to learn programming, robotics, 3D animation, videography, sound engineering, game development, etc. River Tech has an outstanding tech program.
Luke Hegelund is the commander of Coeur d'Alene Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol, with the rank of Major. Luke has a passion for technology—especially filmmaking and 3D modeling—and is the media director at River Tech. Luke is also a skilled multi-instrumentalist playing drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, recorder, and violin. Luke is an A-student who, parallel with working as a teaching assistant at River Tech, is working on completing his business degree.
River Tech invites successful guest teachers to give a master workshop on a relevant topic. This could be a successful entrepreneur in how to start your own business, a professional musician in how to make it in the music industry, or a missionary to a third-world country about the importance of compassion and charity.
The world may shake, but your child won't.
In a world that sometimes seems to spiral out of control, River Tech can provide stability. Christian, conservative, team-building, visionary, and leadership developing, at River Tech your child will discover purpose and meaning.
Our teachers possess a contagious joy, clarity, and hopefulness that will propel your child to take on life with renewed faith and optimism. Our curriculum is tailored to cultivating competency, mastery, and confidence in God, in themselves, and in their community, so our students can face tomorrow with their heads and hearts lifted high. Read about our teachers here. Take a closer look at our curriculum here. Read about our beliefs here.