River Islands Technology Academy

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

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The School will provide each student with a safe, supportive, character building, orderly educational environment in which each student can achieve his/her potential through specialized technology based curriculum and experiential learning opportunities.


  • Successful integration of technology into all aspect of the educational processes administratively, pedagogically and scholastically;
  • Mastery of academic standards via enhanced education through technology applications; and
  • Universal adoption of technology into the culture of the community.
  • The staff and students to develop the skills needed to enable them to address, use and process information using the most up-to-date technologies available.
  • The staff and students to develop the skills needed to install and maintain these up-to-date technologies. Involving students in the development of technology is a win-win situation. It enables the school to get more out of each technical skill that they will be able to use in their careers.
  • Technology to develop efficient communications for interactions: a) within our school; b) between school and home and c) between our school and community.
  • Technology planning that will take into account the most cost effective means of introducing new technologies and developing plans for upgrading into newer technologies as they unfold.
  • Teachers to use technology to improve teaching and enhance student learning.
  • Administrators to use technology to improve management functions, support decision making and increase organizational efficiency.
  • Technology to be used to enable students to meet state-approved academic standards.

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Description of the Education Program

Students will learn in an educational environment that provides real life opportunities to explore, understand and apply the concepts and skills necessary to become independent problem solvers. The learning environment is physically and emotionally safe; the teachers are compassionate, supportive, knowledgeable, and trusted; the curriculum is robust with a combination of teacher designed and/or selected supplementary materials from publishers, and State-adopted curriculum with technology integration. Instruction will be presented in one-on-one, small group, whole class settings, and the flipped classroom method. The subject matter is appropriate, relevant, and intellectually stimulating. Devices, such as, iPads or Kuno Tablets will be provided to students and teachers; in addition, students and teachers have access to computers. Data is reflected upon daily to ensure that students are making progress and instruction is effective.

California Common Core State Standards

Teachers will employ a variety of research-based strategies for classroom instruction. These instructional methods include, but are not limited to: project-based, cooperative, integrated, and independent performance projects. The teachers will collaborate in grade-spans to develop an integrated curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and become effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Technology will be an integral part of the learning process at River Islands Technology Academy. Teachers will use technology for classroom instruction, homework instruction, and management; and students for classwork, homework, research assignments and projects. Teachers will demonstrate effective instructional strategies, and use supplemental curriculum to support all students, including, English Learners, Under-performing, Advanced Students and Students with Disabilities. Appropriate accommodations and modifications will be made to the curriculum to ensure the success of all students. Using a variety of authentic assessment methods, curriculum embedded assessments, and standardized tests, students will be evaluated to determine levels of competency and to measure progress. Data will continually be used as a tool for adjusting and informing instruction to ensure student success.