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Overview

RLA is a public tuition-free 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.  The current RLA Charter Petition was approved by the RUSD Board of Trustees in 2010 and has been approved for five years (through 2015, the maximum allowable by law).  RLA will eventually educate over 540 students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  We are pleased to currently serve over 415 students in grades K-8.  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. 

The creation of RLA was inspired by the original Rio Altura DLI Program Staff who saw an opportunity to enhance and expand the learning opportunities of students through the creation of a Two-Way Immersion charter school.  Ultimately, EO's and EL's who attend RLA in grade kindergarten to eighth grade are preparing 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.