The Rockford Freshman Center has approximately 623 9th grade students and 70 staff members. The Freshman Center was built in 1972 as the original junior high school and became the 9th grade building in 2000. RFC was renovated in 2010 and security vestibules and other security measures were added in 2015. The Freshman Center is a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School and is fully accredited by AdvancEd. Special programs at the Freshman Center include Capturing Kids’ Hearts, Renaissance, and the Rockford Leo Club.
Rockford High School has approximately 1910 students in grades 10-12 and 165 staff members. RHS was built in 1992, renovated in 2010, and security vestibules and other security measures were added in 2015. Rockford High School is a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School, an Advanced Placement Achievement District, ranked among the top 500 high schools in America by Newsweek, and is accredited by AdvancEd. Special programs at Rockford High School include home to the 9-12 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cognitive Impaired programs, Self-Contained Region 1 resource room, Capturing Kids’ Hearts, Teen Leadership, concurrent enrollment with Ferris State University, dual enrollment, and the Community Ed Child Development lab.
River Valley Academy offers an alternative setting to the traditional high school. We are located at 350 N. Main Street, in the Rockford Public Schools Central Office Administration Building in downtown Rockford. River Valley Academy fulfills all Rockford Public Schools graduation requirements.
Our dedicated teaching staff tailors instructional methods and curriculum options for each individual student. Students are given a clear plan and the help needed to achieve their goals. Teachers are highly qualified in their teaching major and are aware of the unique needs of the adult education student.