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Riverhead Charter School

International art project ‘Pinwheels for Peace’ returns to Riverhead Charter School

by Sep 22, 2023
Riverhead Charter School third-graders made pinwheels for display outside the school as part of the international Pinwheels for Peace project.

Riverhead Charter School debuts new high school, as first graduating class begins junior year

by Sep 12, 2022
Last week marked a lot of firsts for the Riverhead Charter School. But the biggest firsts were happening on Sound Avenue — miles away from the school’s main campus on Middle Country Road in Calverton — where its high school students started their classes in the newly renovated old Northville schoolhouse, and the Riverhead Charter School’s first graduating class began the first week of 11th grade.

Riverhead Charter School granted expansion to grade 12, with 46% increase in enrollment limit over next five school years

by May 18, 2022
Riverhead Charter School gained approval from the NYS Board of Regents Monday to expand to grade 12. The school also had its enrollment limit increased from 850 to 1,244 students over the next five school years.

Principal: Charter school won’t ‘poach’ ninth graders from other districts

by Jan 24, 2018
The proposed expansion is "an organic concept," the charter school principal said. It would provide the opportunity for existing charter school students to continue their education in the charter school.

Charter school principal, citing Riverhead focus school designations, says charter expansion offers more parents choice

by Sep 6, 2016
The charter school principal has publicly criticized the Riverhead school district for its "inability to properly educate" minority students.
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Riverhead Charter School second annual Earth Day festival, June 3

by May 27, 2016
The students of the Riverhead Charter School will be learning about environmental issues in the second annual Earth Day Festival.

‘Why don’t we have a school zone?’ Riverhead Charter School students push for lowered speeds on 50 mph road

by Jun 11, 2015
“Every other school in this town has a school zone,” said Laurie Behrhof, Riverhead Charter School teacher. “Why don’t we?” Her sixth graders have been drafting a petition to establish a school zone outside Riverhead Charter School on Route 25, where the speed limit is 50 miles per hour.

Riverhead Charter School moves into new $14.1 million school facility

by Jan 21, 2015
After two years of construction, Riverhead Charter School is officially operating out of its new $14.1 million school building, which it unveiled at a...