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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

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STUDENT CONNECTEDNESS

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STUDENT BIG PICTURE THINKING

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STUDENT INTEREST & PASSION FOR LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

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STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING

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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WITH PLACE AND COMMUNITY

About Us

About Us

Rio del Sol is a family of highly qualified, dedicated faculty and staff; students and their families; and community-based partners who are passionate about the power of empathy and creativity through transdisciplinary learning.

We educate the whole child by asking them what problems they want to solve right now. Learning Guides and students co-develop, co-design and passionately pursue inquiry-centered, over-arching guiding questions that guide short and long-term investigations. We breathe life into Rio School District's 5 C's (Caring, Communicating, Collaborating, Creating and Critically Thinking) by harnessing the Common Core State and Next Generation Science Standards into a customizable and fluid curricular approach enacted by students and Learning Guides.

530
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Students
30
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Teachers
28
Average Classroom Enrollment
2018
Launched in

Student Development of the 5 C's

Student Development of the 5 C's
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COLLABORATION

We learn collectively by discovering inquiry-based solutions in our local and global community.
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COMMUNICATION

We have a voice to guide learning and create community.
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CRITICAL THINKING

We are empowered learners who build perseverance through intentional effort.
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CREATIVITY

We are empowered creators who question and learn with others to share our creations.
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CARING

We strive to nurture ourselves both as people & as learners through empathy, kindness and involvement.