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REC Programming

After-School Tutoring

Riverside Education Centers (REC) offers after-school tutoring five days per week in 14-week blocks in the fall and spring semesters. Tutoring focuses on assistance with homework assignments followed by activities to develop reading, writing and math skills.​

Elementary level tutoring (6 years old – 5th Grade) is conducted in small groups with individual assistance as needed. Each student has an individualized folder with a lesson plan prepared according to their academic needs based on testing data and/or teacher recommendations. Each student also has a homework log which serves as a communication link between teachers, REC staff and parents.


Elementary level tutoring is offered at Chatfield, Chipeta, Clifton, the Dual Immersion Academy, Dos Rios, Fruitvale, Nisley, Pear Park, and Rocky Mountain Elementary Schools.

Secondary level students (6th – 12th Grade) are assisted by content specific tutors covering a variety of academic areas so all their homework needs are met. In addition to homework help, computers are available for students to practice skill-building with a variety of on-line programs. REC staff members also monitor and assist with student progress through MCVSD 51’s ParentVue on-line portal.


Middle School tutoring (6th - 8th Grade) is offered at Bookcliff, Grand Mesa,  Orchard Mesa, and Mount Garfield Middle Schools.


High School tutoring (9th – 12th Grade) is available for any student and takes place at Grand Junction High School, Central High School, and Palisade High School four days per week.



REC offers high quality and engaging enrichment activities both on- and offsite. Activities are designed to expose REC students to new experiences and develop new skills.

On-Site Enrichment learning is STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). REC also engages our students in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) activities to support their personal growth.

Off-Site Enrichment is supported by our strong relationships with our community partners. Swimming hiking, gardening, visiting museums, and engaging in conservation efforts allow our students to participate in, and grow through, a variety of experiences that may be new to them.

Summer Program

Summer Program

A 4-week Summer Program is available in June.

Programming includes some basic skill work, though most activities are provided by REC’s collaborating partners. Activities include swimming, hiking, biking, visits to museums and service learning projects.

Community Building

Creating Community

REC strives to create a safe and supportive community for our students.

Family events and parent trainings encourage parents and siblings to participate in our students’ growth.

Service-learning opportunities give our students a chance to learn about themselves and their immediate family and learning circles while connecting with the broader Grand Valley community.

REC encourages our secondary students to work with their younger counterparts and become Youth Leaders in our community. These students grow by taking on responsibilities within the program, setting good examples for the younger kids, and building personal skills to use in the future.

REC also provides Career and College Readiness (CCR) support to our High School students. Community members and staff guide students through developing a vision for their future and taking the necessary steps to get there. Whether they are bound for college, trade school, or need direction on applying for a job, REC students can find support