Frequently Asked Questions
This page addresses some of the common concerns and questions about River Oaks Middle School.
- Is this a school for "bad" kids?
- How can I get my child into your school?
- Can I visit the school before my child enrolls?
- How will my child be transported to River Oaks?
- What do I do if my child does not get accepted into River Oaks?
- Can my child attend River Oaks after being long term suspended?
- What do you teach at River Oaks?
- Do you have sports or other extracurricular activities?
- If I cannot afford the uniform, can my child still attend?
Is this a school for "bad" kids?
No. River Oaks does not accept students with a pervasive history of misbehaviors. Some of our students do have some minor behaviors that impact their learning, while others may experience motivation or attendance issues. In many cases, our students are those that just need smaller class sizes and more structure in order to be successful.
How can I get my child into your school?
Referrals to River Oaks are managed through your child's base middle school. It is important to speak to your child's school counselor, social worker, or principal if you want to consider River Oaks.
Can I visit the school before my child enrolls?
Absolutely, Parents and prospective students are encouraged to visit and take a guided tour of River Oaks.
How will my child be transported to River Oaks?
Transportation is handled through contracted providers. It is very important to familiarize yourself with your child's pick up and drop off location. Exchange contact information with the driver, and keep him/her updated on illnesses, vacations, or changes in address. Students are not permitted to ride any cab other than the one they are assigned. Parents or others designated by the parent/guardian may pick up a child with prior written notice.
What do I do if my child does not get accepted into River Oaks?
River Oaks provides information regarding admittance - including results and reasoning to the base school. Your child's school counselor or social worker may be able to share other options or help find services for your child.
Can my child attend River Oaks after being long term suspended?
Students actively serving long term suspensions are not considered candidates for our program.
What do you teach at River Oaks?
Students are instructed using the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in all subjects. Teachers follow the recommended pacing guides provided by Wake County Public Schools.
Do you have sports or other extracurricular activities?
No, we do not. However, students are allowed to participate in sports and extracurricular activiites at their base schools and must provide their own transportaion from River Oaks.
If I cannot afford the uniform, can my child still attend?
Students are required to be in uniform when attending school at River Oaks. Parents are encouraged to speak with the base school counselor or social worker regarding any issues related to purchasing clothing prior to starting at River Oaks.