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Empowering students to become Life Long Learners and Positive Citizens. 


To create a safe and caring culture of learning that encourages students to become productive contributors in the global community. 


                  News and Events                 

Parent Workshop

There will be a parent workshop on Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the district office’s Education Resource Center (ERC). This workshop will focus on executive functioning. Please see the flyer for more information. Por favor vea el volante en español para más información. 

Coffee with the Principal

Do you have questions or comments for your principal? Visit us on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30am! You will be able to talk to Mr. Ware about your child’s education while enjoying coffee and snacks. Please send us an email if you wish to attend or if you have any questions.

Support Groups

West Covina Unified School District will host two different support groups throughout the school year in the Family Resource Center. The Successful Stepparenting group will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month and the Grandparenting group will be held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Both groups will offer sessions at 10:00 am and 6:30pm and will be facilitated by Bonnie Marker, LMFT WCUSD Clinical School Psychologist. 

     Welcome to Rio Verde Academy     


Rio Verde Academy is part of the West Covina Unified School District (WCUSD). We are an educational facility developed specifically to serve the needs of K–12 children and young adults aged 18–22 diagnosed with emotional disturbance (ED). We tailor our programs to meet the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our team of experts is here to help students receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment possible. 

Although we welcome you and your child to our school, our program is by referral only through the East San Gabriel Valley SELPA. Please contact your district office or your district special education office for more information and guidance about enrolling your child here.

       A Message from Our Principal       


Dear Families, 


As Interim Principal at Rio Verde Academy, it is my pleasure to work with elementary, middle and high school students. Our goal is to provide all students with a positive and rewarding experience. I look forward to supporting our growth as a resource and educational facility for students and families who face the challenge of social emotional concerns.

Every child at Rio Verde Academy is important. Our entire team is dedicated to ensure that our programs are designed to help students succeed while promoting the skills and knowledge needed to play the game. On behalf of Rio Verde Academy, thank you for supporting your student and our school.



Mark Ware

Interim Principal

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Phone: (626) 332-0289
Fax: (626) 332-2148

Main Campus

2226 E. Rio Verde Drive
West Covina, CA 91791


Our office hours are from 

7:00am to 4:00pm. 

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