Riverwood High School

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Riverwood International Charter School
Riverwood High School logo.jpg
5900 Raider Drive NW (previously named Heards Drive)
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Coordinates 33°55′03″N 84°25′02″W / 33.917467°N 84.417155°W / 33.917467; -84.417155Coordinates: 33°55′03″N 84°25′02″W / 33.917467°N 84.417155°W / 33.917467; -84.417155
Type Charter school
Established 1971
Principal Mr. Charles Gardner[1]
Enrollment 1,551 (2014-15)[2]
Color(s)              Red, white, and blue
Mascot Raider

Riverwood International Charter School is a charter school located in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States. Riverwood is one of Fulton County School's four magnet sites, offering International Studies and International Baccalaureate Programs.

International Studies Program[edit]

The International Studies Program, which enrolls 51% of the student body, is a challenging four-year curriculum that focuses on world issues, global economics, cultural awareness and field experiences such as internships and travel. As part of its International Studies Program, Riverwood also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, recognized around the world for its high academic, service and examination requirements.


Riverwood offers foreign language instruction in French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Advanced course offerings include Advanced Placement courses in 15 subjects and 17 International Baccalaureate courses, all taught by certified IB teachers, which include Higher Level Mathematics, 20th Century History, and Theory of Knowledge. Riverwood also offers programs of study in several career and technical education areas. These include Broadcast Video Production, Business Education, Family and Consumer Science, Pre-Engineering Technology, and Culinary Arts.

Riverwood operates on a four-period A/B block schedule with four 90 minute classes per day.


The school was voted by Newsweek as 148th in the nation, #1 in Fulton County, and #2 in the state of Georgia in their 2009-2010 annual survey.[citation needed]

Members of the class of 2010 received more than $12 million in scholarships and were accepted to more than 285 colleges and universities. The graduating class of 2011 included eight National Merit semifinalists, 13 National Merit Commended Scholars, and the school's second National Merit Achievement Scholar.

Riverwood's diverse student body is 47% white, 29% black, and 20% Hispanic. It offers programs to serve every student's needs, from Talented and Gifted to ESL. International students hail from 49 different countries with 23 different native languages.

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