Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:35 PM
School leader Mrs. Hough
District Duval
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Year-round
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning The mission of River City Science Academy is: To instill a love for learning in a structured and nurturing environment through engaging and stimulating learning opportunities. The vision of River City Science Academy is: To ensure that students reach their maximum potential, be successful in their subsequent education, and become responsible and productive citizens in a rapidly changing world.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Environmental
Mathematics
Medical
Science
Technology

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Design
1
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Media arts Technical design and production
Visual arts Design
Painting

Support

8
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
Special education programs Inclusive classroom

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 55% 40%
Black 22% 23%
Hispanic 9% 31%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 52% 51%
Male 48% 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 58%
English Language Learners 9% 10%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Baseball
8
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
10
Clubs
including: Book / reading club
Girls sports Baseball
Basketball
Kickball
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Field_hockey
Flag football
Kickball
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Cooking club
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Robotics club
Science club
Technology club
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 05:45 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details River City Science Academy offers a Parent Portal, which allows parents to view upcoming assignments, check on grades and discipline, see upcoming school & class events, & access important online resources. RCSA Elementary also utilizes Classroom Dojo, keeping parents connected to what is happening NOW and in the FUTURE. This is an amazing tool to keep parents and teachers in touch. RCSA also sends out weekly newsletters, academic reports, & quarterly parent conference nights.

Awards

Academic award High Performing Charter School
Year received 2014
Academic award Florida School of Excellence
Year received 2014
Academic award Florida State Science Olympiad Champion Team
Year received 2015

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Coach(es)
Staff Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Reading specialist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Teachers are all certified.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Carpools are recommended during club hours , tutoring , special events or school academic teams
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Open for Florida residents
Learn more Http://www.rivercityscience.org/elementary/
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application

Sources

Student diversity FL Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
Students by group FL Dept. of Education, 2014-2015