Rio School District Programs

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After School Programs

After school programs operate at all eight school campuses.

EXPLORE program operates at all Rio School District campuses, prioritizing students who are experiencing homelessness, foster youth, eligible for free or reduced priced meals, or English language learners.


Art to all eight school campuses.

We’re excited that this year Rio School District has brought art to all eight schools serving grades K-8. Our program is focused on the integration of the Common Core Standards where students explore art through problem solving, innovation and creativity.

Attendance Recovery

Clear Absences from your record

Saturday School completely clears an absence, excused or unexcused, from a student’s record. Saturday school is also an opportunity for students to catch up on work and receive academic support.


Acceleration instead of Remediation.

AVID targets students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, AVID students will be the first in their families to attend college.

Chess Club

Increase concentration & analytical skills

The academic benefits of chess include math problem solving skills and reading comprehension, patience, logic, critical thinking, observation, pattern recognition, and many other influences.

Dual Immersion Academy

Become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural

The Dual Immersion Academy (DIA) is open to students countywide and is housed at Rio Real Elementary School. The program’s goal is for students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in English and Spanish.


Acting & Improvisation

Are you are thinking you would like to become an actor? The first is to start taking drama classes. Discover lots of tips and different ideas to make your performance the best it can be. Drama class will change your life.

English Learner Program

Become fluent in English

The Rio School District is committed to preparing all students to succeed in a multicultural society. To achieve this goal, we offer students who are acquiring English a comprehensive and developmental English Learner Education program.

Extended School Year

Special education and related services

Extended school year services shall be provided for each individual with exceptional needs who has unique needs and requires special education and related services in excess of the regular academic year.

Food Corps

FoodCorps connects kids to healthy food in school.

Healthy food is a building block for a full life. We see schools as places where we can provide healthy food access and education for all kids. FoodCorps helps schools become places where kids get the nourishment they need to thrive.

Gifted and Talented Education

GATE supports unique opportunities

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented.

Healthy Start

Resource center for the community

The Healthy Start Center will be a resource center for the community, providing services and activities to meet the needs and of children and families.

Hip Hop Mindset

Hip Hop Dance Instruction

The Hip Hop Mindset dance program offers dance programs to elementary and intermediate schools in Ventura county. Our mission is to spread Hip Hop to the kids in our community and to inspire and motivate them through dance.

Lab Class

6th grade STEAM Classroom

The Lab Class is a 6th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) class at Rio Vista Middle School.

Literacy Support Team

Roll out began 2016-2017 school year

The aim of the Literacy Support Team is use technology and the human factor to help students improve their reading skills and to motivate them to read.


Understand and model with mathematics

To compete in the 21st century and participate fully as informed global citizens, students must have a deep level of mathematical reasoning and conceptual understanding.

Migrant Education

Educational Programs for Migratory Children

Funds support high quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children.


Music can enrich students’ lives and education

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether listening, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many school districts are having to do away with their music education programs.


Half-day and full-day sessions

The Rio School District has established preschool programs at each of its six elementary school campuses. The number of preschools slots has more than tripled in the last 5 years.


Design, build, create and program

Students collaborate in teams to design, build, create and program robots to accomplish different tasks and complete various challenges; such as “Sumo-Bots “, “Plant Sorter”, “Maze Challenge”, and more.

Saturday Success Academy

Problem solving, innovation and creativity

Saturday Success Academy offers a four-hour program on Saturdays with motivated teachers to excite the students about academic areas in English Language Development & Literacy, Science & Math, Arts, Music & Physical Education.

Science Art Google Academy

Find out more about Google Apps for Education

The Science Art Google Academy (SAGA) is a one week academy that focuses on expanding knowledge with the Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools.

Summer Drama Camp

Improv, Singing, & Acting

Join Mrs. D in one of her summer camps to learn from an industry expert in improv, acting and singing and dancing. Each class is one week long and each Friday is a culminating presentation for the students, friends and families.

Summer Language Academy

Genius Camp

The Rio School District Summer Language Academy – Genius Camp is for students entering 3rd – 8th grades. The program offers students the a unique opportunity to explore unique text and a passion of their own.

Summer Science Academy

Find out more about Google Apps for Education

The Science Art Google Academy (SAGA) is a one week academy that focuses on expanding knowledge with the Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools.

VC Indian Education Consortium

Teaches about local Indian education

The Ventura County Indian Education Consortium provides direct services to American Indian and Alaskan Native students in grades K-12 in Ventura County.


Write poetry, stories and more.

Children who love to hear stories, children who love to speak, anyone who likes not just to be heard but to hear what other people are saying.

Young Writers Camp

Program Serves As Gateway to College Experience

RSD is partnering with the South Coast Writing Project at UCSB to put on a summer writing program at CSUCI for English Language students entering grades 3-8 in the district.

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