River Oaks Middle school features two programs for referred Wake County middle school students. Our base program serves students who are not finding success in their base school. This lack of success may be attributed to several factors, such as motivation, minor behavioral issues, or adjusted issues. We offer all core academic subjects, as well as small class size and academic enrichment.
Our second progam, The Booster Program, is a rigorous academic program designed to help overage seventh and eighth grade students, who meet acceptance criteria, get on track for high school graduation.
Criteria for Referral/Admission
If a student has not been through SST, referrals must be accompanied by a description and documentation of at least two research based interventions. These interventions should be developed by classroom and student services staff in the area(s) that the student is experiencing difficulty. Documentation may include narrative reports or graphs of student progress. School Psychologists can assist with this process. An intervention documentation form is included under the "Admissions" tab. Please complete this form and include it in the application packet.
All students who may be suspected of an educational disability must complete the referral process, as well as eligibility determination and IEP development, If appropriate, prior to a River Oaks referral. Once a referral packet is submitted, River Oaks will schedule an intake session with the base school to discuss and review the referral and identify goals and objectives upon acceptance. If accepted, students are scheduled for an orientation/admission session within one to two weeks. The student's parent is required to attend the orientaion/admissions session.