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BUILDING CLOSED: Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8

Summer Office Hours:  Mondays & Wednesdays 8am-1pm
Student Registration by Appointment Only:  Call 470-254-1980
First day of school Fall Semester:  Monday, August 8, 2016​​

Amelia Holley, Class of 2016, in Senior Spotlight
Congratulations to Amelia Holley for being selected by Fulton County Schools as the Raider Star Senior. 

​End of the Year Message from Dr. Shaw 
Sent to parent e-mails Tuesday, June 7, 2016:   English    Spanish (coming soon)

Students and Teachers in Spain June 2016
Seven students and two teachers traveled to Sevilla and Granada in June. View their trip through their blog RiverwoodSpain.we​ebly.com  and social media: 
Twitter (@RiverwoodSpain​) and​ Instagram (RiverwoodSpain). 

The trip​ hashtags are ‪#‎RiverwooddoesSpain‬ and ‪#‎gnomeo‬. Look for glimpses of Gnomeo, the Raider mascot gnome, throughout the trip photo journals, too. 

Generally, the students attended structured classes each morning and, after lunch, experienced Spanish culture through various group activities throughout the city. The students lived in private homes for most of the trip and benefited from full language immersion during their home stays. In addition to student fundraising during the school year, which netted around $200/student, the Riverwood Foundation generously contributed funds toward the trip.

​2016 Graduation ​Ceremony Video
A videotape of the May 26, ​2016 Graduation ceremony is on the Raider YouTube channel
                    Visit RICS-T​V4 YouTube.com ​

Gown Return and Diploma Pick Up 
Graduate​s who did ​not attend the May 31 exchange may come to the school during summer office hours. The school front office will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-1pm beginning the week of June 6th. The school building will not be open the week of July 4th.


Summer Parking Information
Students attending summer workouts will need to park in the front lot near the tennis courts. The access road by the stadium will be off limits to ALL traffic. Parents may​ drop off and pick up their students by the main gym entrance.

Dr. Shaw sent a letter to parent emails Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with an end of semester message
                               May 18, 2016 letter - English
                               May 18, 2016 lett​er - Spanish

                             learn more  


​Georgia Department of Education 2014-15 CCRPI Results
College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)


Georgia Department of Driver Services Certificates of Attendance
Students, please allow several working days for the school staff to process Certificates of Attendance. The front office cannot process incomplete forms. The school processing fee is $2.
                      Georgia DDS Attendance Form​  ​​


Parking/Safety Notice:  Driveway Access Behind the School is Off Limits
Do not use the access road behind the school for any reason, even after school or on weekends. The road is for emergency vehicles ONLY. Parents, please pick up students in front of the school – either in the front circle by the globe, or after school hours in front of the tournament gym once bus lanes are clear. Students, do not move cars closer to the gym or track after school.  


News, Honors, and Accomplishments
(visit the News & Media Gallery for the complete stories)

Most Challenging High Schools 2016 Report
Congratulations to all Raider students and teachers. The Washington Post ranked Riverwood #3 in Fulton County, #14 in Georgia, and #321 in the United States among all high schools.   learn ​more

2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
​Congratulations to Pascal Acree, Valedictorian, and Kyle Weil, Salutatorian. Graduation 2016 is at 3pm on Thursday, May 26, at the Cobb Energy Centre.

​Valedictorian Pascal Acree (pictured right) will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall. He plans to study Biomedical Engineering.

Salutatorian Kyle Weil (pictured left) will attend Vanderbilt University in the fall. He plans to study Economics​.

Hinton Named Gates Millennium Scholar

Congratulations to Senior Mariah Hinton for being selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar. She will attend Florida State University in the fall. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Hinton receives a full scholarship as well as​ mentoring, leadership training, travel, and networking opportunities. Only 1,000 high school seniors were selected out of 53,000 applicants.

Addams Family Wins Shuler Hensley Awards
More than 70 students participated in this year's spring musical as cast, crew, and pit band. "The Addams Family" was a huge success, selling out almost every one of its four performances. Congratulations to the Ensemble and Costumes for earning Honorable Mentions from the Shuler Hensley judges. 

Additionally, Sage Stacy and Kento Malm were selected to perform in the ensemble in the Shuler Hensley Awards Show, which was televised April 21, 2016.

Flying Club News

Michelle Marin, Wesley Syme, Kyle Graves, and Amir Hadid (pictured L to R) flew from Gwinnett airport in April. Their flight went to out to Winder and Lake Lanier and back. Newcomers to the club this fall, Michelle Marin and Kyle Graves were able to fly three times during the school year. Freshman Amir Hadid also gained flight experience. Kyle Graves has flown several different aircraft and was able to fly about 90% of the April flight completely by himself. Alan Sohmer is the faculty sponsor.

Choral Groups Earn “Superiors” at Large Group Performance Evaluation
Congratulations to the Raider Choral groups for their outstanding performances at the Spring 2016 Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE). It was a familiar and comfortable environment for the Beginners Choir, the Advanced Women's Choir combined with the Chamber Choir, the Men's Choir, and the Riverwood Singers, as Riverwood hosted the event on Monday, March 28. For the seventh consecutive year, every Raider choir received the highest rating of “Superior” in their performance.​ 

Goldfarb is National Merit Finalist
Congratulations to Senior David Goldfarb who, based on his stellar scores on the PSAT taken in October 2014, is a Finalist in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship competition. Goldfarb was one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program and is now one of around 7,400 students advancing to the finalist stage. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.


Raider Marching Band Performance at 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Raider Marching Band, along with select high school marching bands from around the country, performed in the halftime show of the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. Band director Carlos Rodriguez, assisted by several faculty and parent chaperones, led members of the Raider Marching Band and Color Guard to Orlando. The combined high school bands learned the halftime music and practiced together before performing at the December 29th bowl game between the #10 North Carolina Tar Heels and the #18 Baylor Bears. View a video of the band's halftime show, as well as​ photos from the four day trip, on the band's Facebook page (Riverwood Intl. Charter School Marching Band)

Graduation Rate Increases 8.3%
The Georgia Department of Education recently reported the Class of 2015 graduation rates for all schools. Congratulations to the faculty and to the members of the Class of 2015 for achieving an 89.6% graduation rate, an increase of 8.3% over the Class of 2014. The graduate rate measures the number of students who graduate within four years, adjusted for student transfers. Dr. Shaw's November Principal's Report to the Governance Council discusses the graduation rate as well as other school news:  Dr. Shaw's November 2015 PowerPoint Presentation

Riverwood Singers Selected for GMEA 2016 Convention

The Georgia Music Educator’s Association (GMEA) chose the Riverwood Singers to be one of only four high schools to perform at the January 2016 GMEA State Music Teacher’s Convention in Athens. The GMEA auditions the top choirs across the state to select the performers for ​its annual convention. The Riverwood Singers is an 18-member treble vocal ensemble and is the premier vocal group of the school’s five curricular choirs.​ ​




Raiders 2016 Summer Sports Camps 
​The Raiders are offering a variety of camps this summer:  Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Volleyball, & Wrestling.

Learn more about dates, age requirements, and costs


Summer Reading Assignments Posted


Construction Site Next Door

The former Heards Ferry Elementary school property next door is now a construction site. Please do not attempt to enter the construction zone.


School Communications:  Learn how to Stay Connected & Stay Informed​

​Visit the Principal's Notes Page
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​​Fundraisers & Service Projects
Metro Atlanta Coupon Booklet, $20

Support the Band and Orchestra by purchasing a North Atlanta Coupon Booklet with discounts to a variety of ​Metro Atlanta merchants &​ attractions.Contact any Band or Orchestra student, Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (RodriguezC@fultonschools.org), or Booster President Andrea Galiano (ajoy@bellsouth.net)

Log into AmazonSmile​ and designate the "Riverwood High School Foundation" before shopping on the entire Amazon site. Amazon donates a percentage of all eligible purchases to the Foundation
Kroger Community Rewards
Shop at Kroger and support the Raiders. Already have a Kroger Plus card? Register online to designate the Riverwood High School Foundation (organization number 14852​) and start shopping.  Need a Kroger Plus card, or need ​more information? Sign up at Kroger.com/communityrewards

Publix Partner Cards: Free partner cards available in the school front office. Every purchase made at Publix counts; for every $37,500 spent, Riverwood receives $250.

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