Riverview School District

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PARADE Named School of Distinction Three Years in a Row!

For the third consecutive year, PARADE, a K-12 Alternative Learning Schools program in the Riverview School District, located at the Riverview Learning Center, was recently named a “School of Distinction” in the State of Washington. PARADE is one of just 98 schools or programs recognized with this honor statewide, and one of just 16 schools to receive the award for three consecutive years.

The award, announced annually by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), is presented to schools showing sustained improvement over a five-year period in reading/English language arts (ELA), math, and graduation rates. The PARADE program earning School of Distinction status means that the school has ranked in the top 5% of improvement across those areas.

As a parent partnership program, this award of Distinction recognizes not only the outstanding efforts of the PARADE teaching faculty, but also the continued commitment and educational support of the PARADE parents. The success of PARADE students reflects a collaboration between student, staff, and parent, for which the Riverview School District is very proud.

Riverview Learning Center principal John Bomar was equally as proud.

“This shows how diligent our students, staff, and parents are when it comes to the learning and academic success we have here at PARADE. We are very proud to be one of 16 schools in the state of Washington to have won this award for the past three years in a row.”

“Being honored as a School of Distinction takes dedicated and talented staff who understand the whole child. Our instructional experts educate with passion and creativity, cultivating a winning and rewarding partnership and relationship with parents,” shared Riverview Superintendent, Dr. Anthony L. Smith.

We congratulate the PARADE program students, parents, and staff for earning this exceptional recognition for the third consecutive year.