RUSD offers a wide variety of choices for parents including magnet, charter and alternative schools. To be eligible for the lottery/waiting list at one of the magnet or charter schools, it is mandatory for parents/guardians to attend one of the orientations. Click here for more information.
Elementary Magnet Schools
- Bull Fine Arts Elementary School (Fine Arts)
- Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School (International Baccalaureate World School)
- Red Apple Elementary School (STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
The Bull Fine Arts, Jefferson Lighthouse and Red Apple curricula move at a rapid pace in comparison to other District schools in order to allow more time for the various extended activities.
Walden III Middle and High School
Walden III Middle and High School is an alternative middle and high school. Its mission is to be student-centered and staff-driven; to use individualized performance assessment; to find ways to motivate each student; to create a family atmosphere; to have personal relationships with students and their families.
REAL Charter Middle and High School
The goal of REAL Middle and High School is to provide an educational setting that will help each student become accountable for his/her own educational process. Their mission is to motivate every student in their educational endeavors to become joyful life long learners.
The enrollment window for the new RUSD Montessori Program for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds is also Dec. 1, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017. For more information, click here.