||Name: Sophia Prado
Age: 13 Grade: 8
I chose: Bear River Student Center
Why? To work at my own pace and
be challenged. I never get bored
because I can work ahead of my
own grade level.
Sophia says: “My math teacher has really helped me to understand math better. It is now my new favorite subject.” Her advice to new students is to have a good work ethic and to work hard.
Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci was more than just an amazing artist and scientist? He was also an educator/philosopher. His guide to thinking aligns with current brain research into teaching and learning. Our Menifee Da Vinci Academy (TK-8) provides a unique program of learning based on the 7 Da Vinci principles for creative thinking: Curiosity, Independent thinking, Sharpen your senses, Embrace ambiguity, Balance logic and imagination, Balance body and mind, and Make new connections. Here is a link to an article about these ideas.
River Springs Charter School’s Da Vinci Academy offers a unique small-school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Creative projects, core mastery, and positive interpersonal skills are the focus of every grade. Core classroom days are offered 4 days per week with an optional 5th day.
News + Announcements
July 26, 2019
Maddison "Grey" Levesque, who just finished the 8th grade at Springs’ Bear River Student Center, is the August 2019 Student Artist of the Month. She lives in Menifee. Her picture is called “Springs Street.”
April 22, 2019
Two students in Springs’ Bear River Student Center addressed the school’s board of directors as part of the principal’s presentation on their success at the Center. Fifth-grader Rachel Gomez, Principal Shane Wickwire reported, “spoke about how much she loves Bear River, describing how she likes the fact that personalization takes place in the classrooms, allowing her and her fellow students to work at their own pace.”
October 19, 2018
Bear River Student Center is celebrating a series of Spirit Days this school year, and is asking students to come in costume to show their school spirit.
June 21, 2018See All News
End-of-the-school-year activities at Springs’ Bear River Student Center in Menifee included the school’s first annual mini musical, a field trip to Knott’s Berry Farm, an 80s day-dance and 8th grade promotion.