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Riverside STEM Academy (RSA) is a Riverside Unified School with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) serving grades 5-8, with extension plans to include a STEM High School.  The school began in the fall of 2011 with 200 students and has expanded its second year to over 400 students.  Each of the four grades rotate daily through three academic blocks of approximately eighty five minutes.  These blocks include Mathematics, with a goal of all students completing Geometry by the end of grade eight, Laboratory Science that prepares students to enter chemistry in their freshman year of high school and Humanities which is Social Studies and Language Arts with integration of STEM concepts.  In addition, students receive Physical Education with a certified PE teacher and a daily enrichment class. 
 
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