PS 208 Riverside Academy
Engagement • Exploration • Excellence52 Ontario Street | Buffalo 14207
Blue Economy at Riverside Academy is one of the district's new and exciting innovative high schools, which is a cental component of Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash's New Education Bargain. The four-year high school offers career and technical programs geared to preparing students for careers in the the fundamental components of the blue economy movement: sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries;tourism and recreation; andcoastal restoration.
Blue Economy at Riverside Academy is a brand new high school program located within walking distance of the Niagara River which flows out of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, which forms the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, containing 21% of the world’s fresh water by volume.
Currently, Buffalo is undergoing a major resurgence of its waterfront and waterways. The Great Lakes adds $13.6 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the US Economy. This is an economic engine that can provide our students with career and college opportunities.
Where are We?
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Career & Technical
- Work-Based Learning Experiences
- Hands-On Learning Environment
- Opportunity to Enroll in Classes at Buffalo State College for advanced study credit
- Industry Level Assessments
- College and Industry Partnerships
- Newest Technology and Equipment
- Industry Certifications and Stackable Credentials
- Integrated ELA and Math Credit
- 4+1 CDOS Graduation Option
- Differentiated Program for students receiving Special Education Services
Boat Building at the Buffalo Maritime Center
Physical Trainer CTE Certificate Program
Lighthouse Printing Differentiated Program
Students who choose this major will work directly with industry partners to monitor both water quality and wildlife in and around the Western New York Region. Students will be involved with trout release, turtle surveys, water monitoring and maintain and grow the district's own fish farm within the school.
Eco-Tourism and Entrepreneurship*
This program of study will include economic activity such as trade, travel and tourism. Student will work in conjunction with major travel destinations locally, including Canalside, Silo City, Larkinville and Niagara Falls to develop the skills necessary in making sure visitors’ needs are being met. This is the perfect fit for a student who is enthusiastic, articulate and pays strong attention to detail
*A differentiated option of this program is available for students receiving special education services. The differentiated program will be co-taught by a CTE and a special education teacher and will provide a skills-based CDOS credential to students.
Health and Wellness
Companies now, more than ever, are offering em- ployees carious options for preventative health care and maintenance in order to keep them healthy and motivated. Students who choose this program will be taught the skills necessary to help their clients lead healthy lives by educating them about locally sourced food choices and proper physical activities. Industry certifications in personal training, nutrition and CPR will be offered to students enrolled in this program, increasing their hiring potential.
After SchoolAfter School ClubsBoat Building at the Buffalo Maritime Center
Northwest Buffalo Community Center After School
Extended Learning After SchoolSports
- Men's Soccer
- Women's Volleyball
- Co-ed Cross Country
- Men’s Football (at Bennet)
- Men's Basketball
- Women's Basketball
- Co-ed Bowling
- Men's Swimming
- Women's Swimming
- Men's Baseball
- Co-ed Tennis
- Men's Lacrosse