River Rock Academy

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Customized Alternative Education Services


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Newville Campus
399 Roxbury Road   Newville, PA 17241    MAP »
Phone: (717) 776-3759    fax: (717) 776-5467

River Rock Academy Newville Campus offers alternative education services to eligible students grades 6-12 and elementary services to eligible students grades 3,4,5 from Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry County School Districts.


For the alternative education services, regular and Special Education students must meet the one or more of the following criteria:

  • Disregard for school authority, including persistent violation of school policy and rules
  • Display of or use of controlled substances on school property or during school-affiliated activities
  • Violent or threatening behavior on school property or during school-related activities
  • Possession of a weapon on school property, as defined by Pennsylvania Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 912-relating to possession of weapon on school property)
  • Commission of a criminal act on school property
  • Misconduct that would merit suspension or expulsion under school policy
  • Habitual truancy (all procedures, including the implementation of a Truancy Elimination Plan must have been implemented and followed prior to placing habitually truant students in AEDY programs)

For  students requiring Special Education Services, Federal Regulations and Pennsylvania State Codes must be followed.

The elementary services are for eligible regular and Special Education students (Socially and Emotionally Disturbed, Learning Disability, Mental Retardation) grades 3, 4, and 5 who require additional behavioral support services.

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