Curriculum and Instruction
The Curriculum and Instruction Department is responsible for the support of student learning and staff performance, improving engagement and academic achievement while maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment. Responsibilities also include development of K-12 courses of study, which are based on the Common Core standards set by the Ohio Department of Education, the selection and purchase of textbooks and other educational materials, professional development, instructional support, testing and assessments, student achievement, and the support/integration of district technology.
The district Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and other curriculum related agendas are also monitored and directed by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The district provides a full range of educational programs and services. These include elementary and secondary curriculum offerings at the general, college preparatory and vocational levels; a broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities; adult and community education offerings; special education programs; and community recreation facilities.
Ohio Learning Standards
Ohio Department of Education adopted Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
Ohio Department of Education adopted Common Core Standards for Math
Ohio Department of Education adopted Standards for Science
Ohio Department of Education adopted Standards for Social Studies
Ohio Department of Education adopted Standards for Music
Ohio Department of Education adopted Standards for Visual Art
Ohio Department of Education adopted Standards for Physical Education
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade.
A link to resources from the Ohio Department of Education is provided below.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee Resources
Testing and Assessment Information
River Valley Local Schools will follow the state testing windows. Each building will set the dates of testing within the window of time mandated by ODE. Please check with your childs building for exact testing dates. It is important that all students participate in state testing and we appreciate your help in your child's participation on the dates and times outlined by the school.
Please click on the link below to access the Ohio Department of Education website and references on state testing.
Ohio Depratment of Education - State Testing Materials
Advanced Placement (AP) and Honor Classes
The River Valley Schools is proud to offer many Advanced Placement and Honors programs at RV High School. They are available in a variety of subjects.
AP classes are designed for students who wish to take college-level courses while applying the credits toward graduation. Students enrolled in AP classes have the option to take national tests that may allow college credit. Due to the advanced nature of the classes, AP students receive weighted grades.
Tech Prep Programs
With Tech Prep, students start following a specific "road map" of coursework in the eleventh grade.
Teachers at River Valley High School developed the Tech Prep coursework, working collaboratively with college professors and business leaders. Our students are well prepared to meet the challenging needs of the future work world.
District Report Cards
We are determined to ensure that River Valley students achieve their maximum potential. We will do everything we can to recommit ourselves to reclaiming the Excellent rating and beyond. We make the same commitment to continue to use the precious resources we get from our hardworking parents, families, and taxpayers, to do the best for each child every day.