About Us

 


Riverview Charter School opened August 17, 2009.  It is located at 81 Savannah Highway in Beaufort, South Carolina. 


Mission

Riverview Charter School’s mission is to create a small, diverse learning community that actively engages students in meaningful and innovative learning experiences.  Emphasizing “learning by doing,” family and community involvement, and engaged citizenship, Riverview is committed to nurturing the whole child and preparing each student for a global society.


Core Values

Perseverance

Empathy

Gratitude

Mindfulness

Integrity                                      

Stewardship

Cooperation


*Students showing exceptional strength in a particular core value are recognized in a school assembly approximately every six weeks.


Philosophy

At each grade level, Riverview's curriculum teaches basic academic concepts and skills, interwoven with interdisciplinary 21st century themes, through real-life experiences.
...Riverview students are challenged to practice their academic, social, and emotional skills through service projects they design and implement with community partners.
...Students develop their appreciation for the natural world through environmental education, guided experimentation, and fieldwork.
...They cultivate their natural artistic talents by actively participating in the visual and musical arts.
...Reading, writing, speaking, and mathematics are investigated through hands-on experiences and student-initiated projects.
...Students will come to know the world, embrace its cultures, participate in world language studies and learn its history through role play, interactive media and simulations.
...A wellness-focused curriculum promotes physical activity and healthy eating habits.
...Media literacy, collaboration, technology, and creative problem-solving skills weave their way through all content areas and foster critical thinking.

Riverview's experiential learning philosophy fosters learning by doing and constructing knowledge through experiences. Using an integrated curriculum with research-based methodology, students are encouraged to observe and explore their environment in a community that nurtures and respects each individual child.

Using experiential principles as our guide, RCS will employ a variety of research-based educational approaches to help students accomplish the South Carolina Academic Standards through meaningful learning experiences. The strategies may include, but are not limited to: Service-Learning 21st century interdisciplinary themes Project-based learning Environmental education Reader's and writer's workshop Learner-centered, developmentally appropriate classrooms Integrated arts education Learning profiles Use of Garner's paradigm of multiple intelligences Theme-based learning projects Team teaching and collaboration Inter-class mentorship Inter-generational mentorship by family and community members World language studies beginning in the early grades Field trips and fieldwork Authentic, evidence-based assessments Academic, social, and emotional goal setting Conferences with the teacher, parent, and student Self-assessment and reflection for teachers and students

Through innovative instruction, RCS seeks to connect the theoretical perspective of experiential education and the art of teaching to create learning opportunities that nurture the whole child and prepare each student for a global society.

AFFILIATIONS:
ASCD Whole Child Initiative
Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Statement on the Learning Environment at Riverview Charter School


Riverview Charter School is a public charter school in the Beaufort County School District and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity,gender, or ability level in admission nor charge for enrollment. The school administers all required state tests and complies with SC educational requirements.

 

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