Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
2017-18 Student Growth
RVLA High School will continue the strong start of our middle school as we welcome our Founding class of 9th graders for the 18-19 school year. In its first year, RVLA Middle School has seen remarkable academic gains from the students of South Seattle.
Black/ African American students showed the strongest growth in reading and outperformed targets in math. Hispanic students doubled national average growth in math.
At RVLA, students’ academic growth is the heart of our work, and we will continue to set more ambitious goals and strengthen our supports to students year after year. Our mission to get students to and through college demands nothing less.
Congratulations to the RVLA family for their tireless work and stellar gains this school year!
Who we are
We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in Southeast Seattle. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.
We are honored to be a Village Partner in HomeSight Community Development Corporation’s Southeast Economic Opportunity Collaborative (SEOC) in the heart of Othello Station. Our school will join dozens of other community based organizations to create a culturally relevant, integrated, and welcoming place that supports communities at risk of displacement and engages and celebrates the diversity of the Othello Station and larger Rainier Valley community.
Our high school campus will be located in a brand new building in the heart of Othello Station. We will locate at the new middle school site for the 2018-19 school year, and open our new high school facility in Fall 2019.
"We are committed to providing a high quality option for families to choose a great public school that delivers on the promise of eliminating historic opportunity gaps, giving all students an equitable opportunity to succeed in college, leadership and life.
All stakeholders are dedicated to changing the lives and trajectories of the students we serve by removing barriers and creating safe personalized learning academies.
Founding High School Principal
To prepare ALL students for college, leadership, and life.
We are committed to providing a high quality option for families to choose a great public school that delivers on the promise of eliminating historic opportunity gaps and gives all students an equitable opportunity to succeed in college, leadership and life. All stakeholders are dedicated to changing the lives and trajectories of the students we serve by removing barriers and creating safe personalized learning academies.
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School promotes a rigorous, college-going culture, modeling high-expectations and instilling self-confidence and personal persistence while delivering a college-preparatory curriculum and a structured program of support to and through college. All staff members are held to a high standard and accountable to the community we serve through humility, respect and transparency.
About Green Dot Public Schools
Green Dot Public Schools is a network of public charter schools in the Puget Sound region, as well as Los Angeles and Memphis.
Our schools are free and open to all students, like other public schools.
Green Dot Washington enrolls students from diverse neighborhoods in Southeast Seattle, Tacoma, and Kent. Our students bring a multitude of gifts and potential, and our families have been actively involved in the building of the GDPS Washington network. Our School Advisory Team, consisting of 20+ families and community leaders, met monthly to give critical input and local context to the academic model and school name, colors, and community engagement strategy.
We are part of Green Dot Public Schools, a national network of high performing public charter schools who have achieved breakthrough results and have been profiled on national publications like U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools.