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Academics

At Rio, our qualified and caring teachers will guide you on an exciting journey of discovery. All Rio classes share the common goal of helping you become an imaginative, independent and analytical thinker. You will learn in well-equipped science, computer, home and industrial arts labs, and enjoy access to technology in most classrooms. Rio’s administration and teachers are continually striving to discover and develop effective educational methods to improve your learning experience.

As Christians, staff members are committed to a balanced approach to education, focused on improving your body and soul as well as your mind. The quality and dedication of the Rio staff is reflected in multiple student surveys that identify a caring staff and faculty as the greatest strength of the school program.

Our Mission

We commit to reflect Christ, cultivate the relevancy and excitement of learning, and impact the world through education and service.

Our Vision

Our students grow to be spiritually mature, socially compassionate, intellectually competent, and independently capable members of society.

Our Values

Adventist education prepares students for a useful and joy-filled life, fostering friendship with God, whole-person development, Bible-based values, and selfless service in accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist mission to the world.

The Rio Classroom

At Rio, we know that students learn through real life projects, group discussions, and practices that challenge their thinking. Every minute in the classroom is valuable and our teachers are intentional at making every moment count. If you ever walk into a Rio classroom, you won’t see students lined up in rows filling out worksheets; instead, you’ll find enthusiastic teachers guiding class discussions, working individually with students on technical skills, and empowering students to find their voices to express logic and ideas. 

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A Rio Education

Our graduates leave Rio with a solid set of life skills, a deep passion to care for others around them, and the independence and motivation it takes to continue to thrive in their education. We often say that we’re not here to create “reflectors” of knowledge, but “thinkers” who can remain curious in their thoughts and research and live a life of learning. (EGW, True Education).

Most of all, our graduates walk away with the life experience that enables them to treat others with compassion and dignity, to “do justly and love mercy” as they humbly walk with God. (Micah 6:8)

Student Learning Outcomes

We strive every day to make sure our students have the following learning outcomes, which we believe will prepare students for a successful life full of meaning.

Live a life based upon a personal relationship with God by

  • Experiencing God through prayer, Bible study, nature, and human relationships
  • Celebrating God’s love through community worship and service
  • Appreciating the Christian heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Developing a belief system based upon Biblical principles

Experience the excitement and relevancy of education by

  • Developing the ability to learn independently
  • Learning through curiosity, exploration, and creativity
  • Demonstrating competency in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and technology
  • Achieving the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college and the workplace

Apply Christian principles for service by

  • Accepting a personal responsibility for others
  • Identifying and meeting the needs of others through service
  • Valuing and appreciating human rights and diversity
  • Utilizing social skills and leadership to enhance the community

Refine and use independent living skills by

  • Developing effective social and communication skills
  • Recognizing personal responsibility for healthy living
  • Demonstrating a superior work ethic
  • Enriching life with standards of morality, integrity, and accountability

Navigate a successful high school experience by

  • Understanding the importance and power of choice
  • Creating and following individualized learning goals
  • Establishing a balanced approach to life

We’re so excited you’d like to learn more about Rio. Feel free to get in touch, download our guides, and apply today on our Apply page. We hope to have you here on our campus soon.