New K-8 charter school opening in Riverview
By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON
One more charter school is planning to open in the South Shore area of Hillsborough County.
Earlier in March, Sports, Leadership and Management Academy announced a new K-8 charter school on U.S. 41 for Apollo Beach opening next fall. Now, another new charter school is on the way, this one for Riverview next fall.
Charter School Associates (CSA) said its twelfth public charter school will open its doors in Hillsborough County. Riverview Academy of Math & Science (RAMS) will open with grades kindergarten through seventh and will add eighth grade in the 2019-2020 school year. Riverview Academy of Math & Science is currently accepting applications for enrollment and employment.
Parents and prospective employees can apply online on the school’s website at www.RiverviewAcademy.com.
The 60,000-square-foot school and 10,000-square-foot gymnasium will be situated on 16 acres at 9906 Symmes Road, Riverview. It will include classrooms and will have a music room, soccer field, labs, etc. Students attending RAMS will have an opportunity to learn with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)-based curriculum, a Galileo Middle School Program, Global Studies and Cambridge Advanced Studies.
Riverview Academy of Math & Science is a tuition-free public charter school managed by CSA and governed by Advantage Academy of Hillsborough, Inc. Charter School Associates develops and operates high quality K-12 charter schools across the state of Florida. They currently manage 23 schools in Florida serving more than 12,500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Charter School Associates, Inc. offers an experienced, knowledgeable team of educators for charter school development, is results oriented and enjoys one of the best track records anywhere for successful charter school application design and implementation. Charter School Associates received the AdvancED Accreditation seal. This means that as an organization, they are viewed to have an unwavering dedication to the education of their students and a solid commitment to the ethical business operations and practices. Charter School Associates’ mission is to provide parents with a positive public school choice for their child’s education in a safe and nurturing environment where high expectations equal high student achievement. For more information, visit www.RiverviewAcademy.com, or call 813-412-6111.