Dear RiTechA School Community and Visitors,

We are so excited to be in our Fifth year of educating students at River Islands Technology Academy. We continue to grow with the community and have added twelve new classroom and twelve new teachers. We have also added a Robotics Lab and new technology in the new classrooms – Active Panel Promethean Boards. We will continue to provide ongoing professional development for our amazing teachers to ensure quality instruction for our students.

  • We know of the importance of equity as a driver of, and goal for, educational opportunity and achievement. Equity is a focus at our school, with the long-term goal of ensuring ALL students have access to a high-quality education. We celebrate diversity and opportunity for ALL!
  • We know that we (RiTechA Staff), along with our parents are essential to developing the future generations that will maintain our country’s status as a world leader. We take that responsibility very seriously and as a result not only focus on core academics but also on fine arts and good character.
  • We also know that it is essential to have parents involved in their child’s education and we ask that you volunteer in the classroom and at special school activities; communicate in a positive manner with the teachers and administration (share your ideas and concerns); and join/participate in the RiTechA Parent Booster Club.

The educators at our school are life builders — preparing kids for their future, which in turn ensures a brighter future for all of us.

It is our shared belief that schools play a critical role as the bedrock of our civic society and in preparing students to be successful, contributing members of our local, national, and global communities. So our goal is to have fun and prepare our students for that role by having them realize that they are: “COLLEGE BOUND”.

The Theme for this year is “EDGE”!

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. – Kurt Vonnegut

All the Best to Each of You!

Brenda L. Scholl
Executive Director, River Islands Technology Academy


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Welcome to RiTechA


River Islands Technology Academy will provide students with specialized, integrated technology-based curriculum and experiential learning opportunities.

We are a uniform academy where students understand that we are all COLLEGE BOUND! Technology has been beautifully integrated into the education process. Enhancing their experience and opening their minds to new things that could never have been introduced to them under a traditional learning experience.

A place where technology is not just used by teachers, but by students. Increasing their communication skills, creativity, and exposure to technologies that they will be using as young adults entering College and even further when they take on successful careers.

Most Recent School News and Updates

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES of RIVER ISLANDS TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF BOARD TRUSTEE The Governing Board of the River Islands Technology Academy intends to fill a vacancy by provisional appointment. Applicants are invited to submit an application stating ...


It was a pleasure to have Adam Sidwell come by and visit River Islands Technology Academy and ...


We are very excited to announce the return of author/animator, Adam Sidwell, to RiTechA on Wednesday, September 7th. He will be speaking to our K-5th grade students about The Joy of Reading and sharing his experience as a writer. ...


Did you know we now have a garden? What about chickens! Thank you so much to Hale Construction once again for helping our school. Here are a few photos of the first students getting things ready. Also, if you were wondering some of the benefits of having ...