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Choice Schools

RUSD offers a wide variety of choices for parents including:

Elementary Magnet Schools

The 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.

Beginning in fall 2018:
Gilmore Fine Arts (grades K-8)

Gilmore Fine Arts offers a world-class fine arts program with specialized instruction in art, instrumental music, choral music, drama and dance. Learn more here

Beginning in fall 2018:
Starbuck Middle School (grades 6-8), an International Baccalaureate World School

Starbuck Middle School is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (grades 6-8) school. The IB Programme is designed to develop active learners and internationally minded students through rigorous curriculum and project-based learning.

Walden III Middle and High School (grades 6-12)

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.

The R.E.A.L. School (grades 6-12)

The goal of R.E.A.L. Middle and High School (grades 6-12) 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.

Montessori Program (Ages 3-12)

The RUSD Montessori Program for students age  3-12.  Montessori education is a method of education based on self-directed learning activities that emphasizes learning through all five senses and in multi-age classrooms. For more information, click here.