Across the country, a trend in innovative schools’ offerings have remained tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—the STEM subjects. While these 4 disciplines are important, they are not enough. The disciplines of Art & Design, from the humanities and social sciences, paired with STEM approaches ensure the development of learners who are creatively confident problem-solvers and problem-seekers. That is why we saw the need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM.
Frequently asked questions
During our inaugural year, we will have two phase. In phase 1, our TK-3rd grade students will begin and continue the school year at Rio del Sol, 3001 Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036. Our 4th-6th grade students will begin the school year at 3 Rio del Sol satellite sites. 4th grade will begin the year at Rio del Norte School, 2500 Lobelia Drive until October. 5th grade will begin at Rio Lindo School, 2131 Snow Avenue until October. And, 6th grade will begin their school year at Rio del Mar Elementary at 3150 Thames River Dr until February 2019. All satellite schools are located Oxnard, CA 93036. Although there will be three physical locations, our Learning Guides are carefully planning events, curricular projects and investigations that tightly integrates TK-6 students in order to begin the year strongly by co-creating a unified and thriving community of learners.
Phase 2 will begin in February 2019, when our 6th graders will physically reside at the Rio del Sol site. This will be an exciting time as our ‘elders’, our 6th graders, will ‘come home’ and continue the spring semester toward an amazing end-of-year activities. The 6 graders will then promote to 7th grade, thus pioneering the the creation of our middle school.
No. We do have a dress code, which can be found in the student/parent handbook.
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Student accounts and passwords will be created and provided by the school district.
Rio School District’s student demographics comprise approximately 80% Latino, 15% White, and 5% Asian (Need to get correct demos from district)
A group of parents, teachers and students are presently working on the PTSA bylaws. More information will be sent home soon to encourage a robust participation.
At Rio del Sol, our Learning Guides (teachers) and students will co-construct the curricular experiences through developing over-arching and driving questions. The driving questions determine the trans-disciplinary practices, which the students will engage in, all of which are aligned with district and state learning standards.