Riverbank Language Academy-2400 Stanislaus St.-209-869-8093
Welcome to the homepage of Riverbank Language Academy(RLA)! RLA is a public charter school located in the City of Riverbank, California. We are proud to be RUSD’s first tuition-free school-of-choice located in Riverbank! RLA operates as a school within the Riverbank Unified School District with its own Advisory Board that guides the daily operations of the school. RLA will eventually educate over 500 students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We are pleased to currently serve 340 students in K-7 (395 in K-8 beginning 10-11). RLA achieves academic excellence and the development of each student’s physical, emotional and social well-being through utilization of the 90/10 Dual Language Immersion model (also referred to as DLI), instruction in the arts and technology, and developing school-community partnerships. RLA promotes high expectations in developing student potential where students are immersed, not only in language, but, in a rigorous interdisciplinary high quality academic program.
Sense of Community Program and Laptop Give Away Program
Annual Multicultural Festival with over 1,000 community members in attendance and a full day of student performances!
RLA Awarded $450,000 Charter Schools Grant!
Dual Language Immersion* in the Community of Riverbank:
Among the founders of RLA, are a group of experienced public school teachers who previously taught in a Dual Language Immersion program within the Riverbank Unified School District. The 90/10 Dual Language Immersion program model provides intensive instruction in the minority language, in this case Spanish, in Kindergarten and First grade. In the 90/10 model, daily English academic instructional time increases by 10% each year until the ratio is 50/50 in both languages in 5th grade. The 50/50 ratio continues from 5th through 8th grade. The creation of RLA was been inspired by the original Rio Altura DLI Program Staff who saw an opportunity to enhance the program through the creation of a charter school. RLA seeks to expand the original Dual Immersion Program in an effort to meet the needs of the high percentage of English Language Learners (ELL’s) residing in the district and provide English Only Students (EO’s) with a unique educational opportunity that they will not find in a traditional public school. Ultimately, EO’s and EL’s who attend RLA will be prepared to meet the educational and professional challenges they will encounter in the 21st century. RLA graduates will be global thinkers; equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the next stage of their lives.
*You will find more extensive information on DLI under our DLI Link