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Welcome to The Riverview STEM Academy

Riverview STEM Academy 

10700 Ambassador Drive

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


Riverview STEM Academy is a comprehensive K-5th  grade school with a STEM program for students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and use the scientific method with a dynamic science curriculum.  Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is OK to take risks and make mistakes.            

Riverview STEM Academy will prepare its students for life-long learning by developing their confidence and abilities as learners and problem-solvers. Our staff and teachers are committed to use innovative, cooperative methods and an interdisciplinary curriculum that embraces creativity as expressed through multiple intelligences.  Riverview STEM Academy students will become scientifically, technologically, and mathematically literate. They will use scientific, technological, and mathematical principles in real-life applications such as design engineering and service projects that contribute to the community.         

Studies show that students decide as early as second and third grade whether they like, and think they are good at math and science. Through a series of topic-based modules, students will engage in design problems that encourage collaboration, analysis, problem solving, and computational thinking.  

Riverview STEM Academy will use Project Lead The Way, known as PLTW as the primary STEM curriculum.  PLTW is an innovative, project-based approach that fosters collaboration and builds critical thinking skills.  PLTW's comprehensive STEM curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. Riverview STEM Academy is aligned with standards such as Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

The teachers, staff and I look forward to bringing an exciting and engaging educational program for the children.

Best Wishes,

Lari Powell, Principal