River Horse Academy
The word "River Horse" comes from the Greek translation of the word "hippopotamus," Hutto ISD's legendary mascot. The school is labeled as an "academy," because it offers an alternative setting to the traditional academic environment of a typical high school. The Hippos of River Horse Academy are part of Hutto ISD’s academic alternative program, which offers accelerated instruction allowing students to make up course work quickly enough to graduate with their designated cohort. Thanks to Hutto ISD’s ongoing commitment, RHA is now in its 13th year and has helped more than 500 students meet their graduation goals with its remarkably successful program. A dedicated team of teachers help the RHA students using a courseware curriculum known as Edgenuity. These students complete the credits needed to satisfy the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) requirements for a high school diploma. RHA has flexibility in scheduling with our Optional Flexible School Day Program; morning students, known as the AM Cohort, attend 8:00-12:00, and the PM Cohort from 12:15-4:15. This type of scheduling gives the administration the flexibility to help students with, not only their academic obligations, but sometimes, their job, family, and community obligations as well. RHA is a place where excellence is rediscovered; therefore, each student is expected to...Make excellence their habit!