There are presidents, vp's, etc. for each grade level. There are also clubs and sports where leadership is very effective. Sports teams name captains. Clubs typically have a single leader or a leadership team.
Some homework is actually necessary for math where you need repetition, but lots of the homework is busy work which is stupid considering the fact that we go to school all day and then we come home and do meaningless.
Several paths to prepare for college: on-level, Magnet, AP and IB. A great Principal with a vision to keep making us better. Focus on making the teachers the best they can be. With the new building to be completed in the next few years we will be the best education around.
Halfway through my son's 9th grade year at Riverwood and we are very pleased. We moved into the district for the school and can now say it was a good decision. I am very impressed with Principal Dr. Shaw who appears to be on top of everything and promotes excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts equally. We just attended the school musical and I was blown away - it was outstanding and I forgot I was watching high school kids (and the music was played by the live orchestra from the pit) - very impressed!! My son is happy, has made friends, is challenged academically, and is finding his crowd through sports and activities. Construction has started on the new school building and we're excited to see the new school come up out of the ground. Great Job and Thank you Riverwood!
Our family has had four children at Riverwood. They have all been blessed to be instructed by caring teachers and a principal who demands good behavior. The school and its curriculum asks a lot of students...its challenging. But as my children have gone on to colleges at Vanderbilt and elsewhere they have remarked that they felt their freshman years in college were often just reviewing their course of study at Riverwood. They were well prepared for the next step.