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7-12 Activities

Mock Trial: 

The River Academy hosts an annual Mock Trial Team which competes around the state in various YMCA Mock Trial Sponsored Events.  The TRA team has gone to the State Competition for the last 9 years and has placed as high as 3rd place against some of the largest public and private schools in Washington.  Mock Trial is one of the most formative activities we do as a school.  Not only does it build relationships, competition, and camaraderie of team sports, but it also sharpens students logical and rhetorical skills.  

House System: 

Upon entering 7th grade, all students will enter a TRA house.  The house system is a way of connecting students with schoolmates from other grades.  Houses are made up of 7-12th graders and have various competitions and activities throughout the year to create friendship, build community, and forge character. Each year we hold a kick-off retreat at Tall Timber in Lake Wenatchee.

Intramural Sports: 

Closely connected with the house system, each week students compete in intramural sports with fellow classmates from different houses.  These activities provide healthy competition, a well needed break from studies, and just plain fun.


At The River Academy we place a high value on service.  Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.  Members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.  Students also have an opportunity to attend the Pacific Northwest District Convention in Seattle in the spring. The River Academy students have been awarded the 2016 & 2017 Volunteer School of the Year by United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties. 


Each year our 9th-12th grade students participate in protocol classes to help them learn the art of social navigation in various settings.  The purpose of this class is to help students feel at ease and well prepared for any social engagement in which the find them self.  This event culminates with a fancy dinner and production (Play, Musical, Symphony, etc.) to help them put to practice what they have learned in class.  This is truly a highlight of the student's years.   

After School Sports: 

One of the most unique aspects of life at The River Academy is after school sports.  On a Fall or Spring Friday afternoon you will be sure to see students of all ages, grinning from ear to ear as they play sports together.

Field Trips: 

Students will experience countless field trips while enrolled at The River Academy.  From a Physics competition at Silverwood, to a trip to the Flight Museum as the culmination of 20th Century American History, students will find that learning at TRA is fun and active.