River Tech K-12 is a competency-based independent Christian school in Post Falls.
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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.
At River Tech each child learns at their own pace.
Students at River Tech enroll in five "tracks": (1) Math-track, (2) Composition-track, (3) Tech-track, (4) Arts-track, and (5) Life-track. Each track has four levels of competency. 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.
In today's world, S.T.E.M is important to everyone.
Here at River Tech we do not imagine that every child should become an engineer. Everyone can benefit from a strong tech base. Even careers that are not normally associated with tech—say, a historian or a musician—benefit from being confident and at home in a technological world.
There is plenty of room for artists to thrive at River Tech, too. In fact, we have a spectacular arts-program (read about it here). With that being said, Tech (or S.T.E.A.M.) does takes up the largest part of the curriculum here at River Tech, with ample opportunity to learn everything from videography and sound engineering to programming and robotics.
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. We invite the Holy Spirit to fill our days with peace & joy as we celebrate our place in God's world (Romans 14:17).
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.
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 Kindergarten. She has worked at a preschool & kindergarten and as a homeschooler of three children. Mary loves teaching children team building, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Dan & Mary are also missionary pastors at The River Church, Post Falls.
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.
Jordan and Megan are also community group pastors at The River Church, Post Falls.
Luke Hegelund is the commander of Coeur d'Alene Composite Squadron – Civil Air Patrol, with the rank of Captain. 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, and keyboard. Luke is an A-student who, parallel with working as a teaching assistant at River Tech, is working on completing his business degree.
On a regular basis, 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.