Academic Honors Program

Riviera’s qualifying top scholars in grades 1 through 5 may apply for enrollment in the Academic Honors Program. This unique program is designed to specifically address the needs of certain students who are ready and able to dedicate themselves to an additional and demanding workload. At designated times, these students will attend the Honors Program to work on a specialized curriculum incorporating various enrichment activities and accelerated lessons to further develop logical reasoning, cultural literacy, leadership skills, problem solving skills, collaboration skills, cooperative learning, and creative thinking through an interdisciplinary approach.

Some of the activities and projects undertaken are based on grade-appropriate themes such as the Science Fair, stock market, mock trials, Holocaust, Seven Wonders of the World, Amazon rainforest, U.S. symbols and monuments, African safari, the Westward Movement, and more.


Our class did a play in first grade called The Great Kapok Tree. I enjoyed acting and learning about the rain forest."
-Harlan Hoenig, Grade 2
The most exciting part of Academic Honors is that it provides an innovative curriculum where the students enhance and develop their critical thinking abilities in an enjoyable and non-traditional classroom setting." 
-Yvette Travieso, Academic Honors Teacher