Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School

School Information

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Welcome to REALMS!

REALMS (Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School) is a magnet school in Bend-La Pine Schools serving 150 sixth through eighth grade students who seek a school where academically rigorous curriculum meets active pedagogy. Our expanded definition of student achievement, drawn from our work with EL Education, goes far beyond the traditional mastery of knowledge and skills. At REALMS, students become young adults of character who possess the ability to produce high quality work through a curriculum that focuses on real-world, inter-disciplinary, and problem-based learning, frequent fieldwork and authentic stewardship/service.

Our Mission

At REALMS, our vision is to foster scholarship, strengthen community, and inspire stewardship through active learning.

Traits of a REALMS Graduate

Through our work with Expeditionary Learning, and drawing from our friends at Deeper Learning, we have defined the traits of a REALMS graduate. REALMS students will:

  • Have a command over a rich body of content and skills
  • Produce work of a high quality and craftsmanship
  • Apply knowledge and skills to tasks that demand critical thinking, problem solving and original thought
  • Demonstrate positive character and engage deeply in learning
  • Demonstrate habits of service and citizenship

EL Education

REALMS is a part of the EL Education national network (formerly Expeditionary Learning).

EL Education is a national organization dedicated to unlocking the highest potential of teachers so that their students can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

EL Education schools pursue rigorous and engaging curriculum while building motivation, persistence, and compassion so that students become not just test ready, but future ready!

Check out our EL Education Portfolio here.

To apply for the REALMS lottery for the 2017-18 school year:

Please complete the online application here and hit SUBMIT!

If you are unable to access the online application, you may download, print, and complete the paper version:


School Location

63175 OB Riley Road
Bend, OR 97703



Brave Scholars,
Engaged Citizens and
Caring Community Members
…all through active learning


Apply to REALMS

REALMS is a magnet school and one of Bend-La Pine School's school choice options. Learn how to apply, upcoming parent tour dates and more at Choice Options.

Start and Release Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday:
8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
(early release for teacher training and professional development)

ParentVue

Parents: Please be sure that you update your address, email and phone numbers by logging into ParentVue.

You can request a ParentVue account by using the contact form for Jennifer Scalley.

SCHOOL REPORT CARD

Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:

IMMUNIZATION INFO

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