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What is the admission process? View below at our 4-step admission process. It starts with a simple online form – then we schedule a visit for you to see our facility. We’re excited to get you and your child started at our Academy!

Complete our Online Inquiry Form to let us know that you are interested in our Academy.
We will contact you to schedule a date and time for you and your family to visit our academy and answer any questions you may have.

After your tour of our academy, you are welcome to complete your application in person then. Or you can take an application home and bring it back. The application can also be found online, where you can print it off and bring into the academy with you.

Open Houses
We will host a number of Open Houses for an opportunity to learn more about our academy.
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Frequently asked questions

At Riverside Academy East we’re driven by providing the family as a whole with information. If you still have unanswered questions please view our Frequently Asked Questions section below. If your questions still haven’t been answered we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us directly. 

What is Riverside Academy East?

Riverside Academy East is a tuition-free public school academy located in Dearborn, MI. Riverside Academy East offers grades K-5 and also has a free GSRP preschool program located at a separate site for families that qualify. Riverside Academy East educators are fully certified to teach by the Michigan Department of Education. Riverside Academy is authorized through Central Michigan University and governed by a public school academy board of directors.

How do I apply to Riverside Academy East?

Applications can be downloaded from our website, or picked up from our Academy at 7124 Miller Rd. Dearborn, MI 48126. Applications must be returned with the requested listed documents noted on the second page of the application. If you need assistance in completing this application, please contact or stop by at our main office during normal business hours, M-F from 7:45am-3:45pm / 313-624-3200

What if my child is an English Language Learner?

The Academy seeks to provide every child, regardless of national origin or native language, quality, and meaningful educational instruction. Each students is evaluated on his/her English language proficiency. Consequently, students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are provided instructional services through ELL programs which are designed to meet each students unique needs.

What additional student activities does Riverside Academy offer?

Students have the opportunity to join a number of programs, including academic games and robotics club. We offer afterschool programming and a number of programs lead by the Parent and Family Involvement Group for students.

Are there any fees?

Riverside Academy East is tuition free for all Michigan residents that qualify for enrollment!

Do I need additional course material such as textbooks or special programs?

No. All course material should be provided to students once he/she logs into his/her courses, which included all support material and programs. Riverside Academy East has made arrangements with software and major publishers to ensure all our students have legal access to the resources necessary to complete their course work.

What is the attendance policy?

The law in Michigan governing compulsory student attendance requires a parent, legal guardian, or other person having control or charge of a child age six to sixteen to send the child to school during the entire school year, except under the limited circumstances. Please make sure your child is dropped off to school everyday and on on-time.