At River Tech each child learns at their own pace.
Each student enrolls in five "tracks"*:
(4) Life-track, and
We also have P.E., field trips, etc.
*Kindergarten does not use tracks, only the school does. Read about Kindergarten here.
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, he can move faster, and if he finds a subject harder he can move slower. A child can be at different levels in different tracks.
Read a brief summary of our five tracks below. For additional details, and full curriculum, click 'view more' under the track you wish to learn more about.
Level 1: Addition & Subtraction
Level 2: Multiplication & Division
Level 3: Pre-Algebra
Level 4: Algebra
We use text books such as Abeka Arithmetic and Mammoth Math, as well as living books and games.
Level 1: Reading & Telling Stories
Level 2: Writing Book Reports
Level 3: Essays & Grammar
Level 4: College-style Essays
We use Abeka, "God's Gift of Language" and Bauer's "Writing With Skill."
Level 1: Building and Programming
Level 2: Robotics and Geometry
Level 3: Sound and Videography
Level 4: Physics
This track has a lot of hands on, learning by doing, projects, and playing.
Level 1: Bible, Geography, and Biology
Level 2: History, Social Science, and Entrepreneurship
Level 3: History and Geography.
Level 4: Psychology, Leadership, and Team Building.
We use a variety of quality resources.
Level 1: Choir, Music, Drawing
Level 2: Band, Drama, and Concerts
Level 3: Dance, Musicals, Production
Level 4: Production, Gardening, Cooking
We have a phenomenal arts program that includes recording, production, and performing.
P.E., FIELD-TRIPS, GAMES, & FUN
This isn't a track, but once a week, Wednesdays at 10:20am-1.10pm, we set aside three hours for good old fun. Fresh air, sports, field-trips, games, etc. This is intended to help build friendships, community, and health.