All Fulton County parents and community members are invited when Riverwood International Charter School hosts a half-day forum on Saturday, April 26, to spark discussion on a new building design. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and should end by 12:30 p.m.

Riverwood is scheduled to receive a 26-classroom addition and major renovation as a part of SPLOST, but due to extensive renovations over its 43-year lifetime, the Fulton County Board of Education has directed staff to explore options of how theproject may become Phase I to a replacement school.

Prior to the design process, school system staff will hold community meetings to share information about trends in learning and teaching and to discuss implications on the program used to design high schools. The April 26 event will feature a number of experts in education, leadership, and technology.

Topics will include:

  • What skills do today’s students need to be successful in tomorrow’s world?
  • What have we learned about how to be more effective in teaching our students? How can a school’s design support these new approaches?
  • How can teachers tailor their teaching methods to students with different learning styles and needs?
  • How can schools encourage creativity, innovation and learning through experience?
  • How can emerging technology enhance student education?

Additional community meetings will follow the intitial event. Input will be used to inform potential program changes and will be reviewed by the school board in late summer.

Riverwood is located at 5900 Raider Drive in Sandy Springs. The forum will be held in the auditorium.