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Riverside Academy

Orientation Information and Student forms

Welcome Message from Riverside Academy

Greetings Students and families. According to our vision statement, “Riverside Academy is an urban alternative school that ensures access to equitable opportunity and successful outcomes for all students as they prepare for our students’ future endeavors. In preparing today’s students to be the adults of tomorrow, we are developing well-rounded, confident, and responsible students who aspire to achieve their full potential to pursue their aspirations and contribute to the world.”

Following are our core values. We believe:

  • Equitable opportunities create the foundation necessary for every child to succeed
  • A culture of continuous improvement will ensure that all staff are learners and reflective practitioners
  • High expectations and standards are necessary to prepare students for college and career
  • Collaboration and partnerships with families and the New Haven community will enhance learning and achievement.

Our mission is “to provide our students at Riverside Academy with personalized, authentic, engaging learning experiences through creativity, critical thinking, exploration, innovation, problem-solving, and high-quality instruction by preparing students to be lifelong learners; fostering a culture of continuous improvement through collaborative partnerships with staff, families, stakeholders, and the community; and by supporting students growth and development preparing them for future success beyond high school. Riverside Academy is committed to individualizing academic experiences, and we understand that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our mission.”

Families, please take a moment and click on the links below to fill our the necessary forms.

We are excited for the 2023-2024 school year!!!


Derek Stephenson

Student Forms

Mandatory Student Forms (Complete Online)

Parent Orientation Forms

Mandatory forms will need to be completed before the start of school including address verification for all families.
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Please note forms CANNOT be filled using the PowerSchool App.

Important Student information Documents (Read Only. Need to be signed into your NHPS Google account.)

Important Student Information Forms (Downoad and Complete. Need to be signed into your NHPS Google account.)

Addition School Specific Documents

  • Start Thinking About Running in the Spring of 2024
    New Haven Public School Student Representative on the Board of Education
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