Choice Schools List


RUSD offers a wide variety of choices for parents.

RUSD Virtual Learning (K-12)

RUSD Virtual Learning provides opportunities for student success outside the traditional classroom in challenging, leading-edge ways through virtual coursework and mentorship. Our students learn from dedicated online teachers but also have the opportunity to meet in-person for field trips and when additional help is needed. Students can also participate in extracurriculars and athletics through their home school.


Goodland Montessori is expanding to a K-8 school, making the Montessori Program available through 8th grade. Montessori education is a method of education based on self-directed learning activities that emphasize learning through all five senses and in multi-age classrooms. 

Elementary Schools

The Jefferson Lighthouse and Red Apple curricula move at a rapid pace in comparison to other District schools in order to allow more time for the various extended activities.

K8 Schools

Gilmore Fine Arts offers a world-class fine arts program with specialized instruction in art, instrumental music, choral music, drama and dance. The fun and passionate fine arts approach encourages students to develop creativity, focus, self-expression and identity.

Middle & High Schools 

  • Starbuck Middle School, an International Baccalaureate World School (Grades 6-8) an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (grades 6-8) school. The IB Programme is designed to develop active learners and internationally minded students through rigorous curriculum and project-based learning.

  • Walden III Middle and High School (Grades 6-12) is an alternative middle and high school. Its mission is to be student-centered and staff-driven; to use individualized performance assessment; to find ways to motivate each student; to create a family atmosphere; to have personal relationships with students and their families.

  • The R.E.A.L. School (Grades 6-12) cultivates an environment that excites young people about learning. A partnership with Gateway Technical College offers the opportunity for students to receive up to 27 college credits in engineering.

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