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River HomeLink – High School


High School students have many learning options including on-site school, not just online.

The goal of River HomeLink High School is to help students meet the requirements of earning their Battle Ground School District diploma, including earning credits in classes through a combination of at-school and at-home learning, preparing for graduation-requirement assessments, and completing their “High School and Beyond” plan. In each class, students will attempt to earn credit toward their High School Diploma by demonstrating proficiency in subject-area-specific standards through coursework and assessments.

River HomeLink High School site-based classes require the same amount of learning time per course as a traditional high school. The time spent at school in class with a teacher is only two days per week, and each course requires the student’s parent to oversee the additional three days per week of learning time and teacher-assigned work outside of class.

Shared classes with other schools, like BGVA, CASEE, CTA, and Clark College, are available and can be requested through your advisor. In remote classes, the student’s parent assumes primary responsibility for managing the entire teacher-approved course of study outside of a traditional classroom setting, with the oversight and guidance of the certificated classroom teacher. Remote families will need to meet with the certificated teacher of the course at least once per month in addition to regularly scheduled advising obligations.

  • RHL High School – 2 Day Hybrid
  • RHL High School – Independent Study
  • RHL High School – Home-Based Instruction (Less than .8 Enrollment)
  • and more options


I am looking for a program with 2 days a week on campus classes, and an advisor to help guide my student’s learning path at home.

Click here for more information on our 2-day Hybrid program


Online Learning’s high school program uses a combination of platforms to fit student’s interests and needs. The three main platforms are Edgeniuty, Apex and Edmentum. All three use a research-based instructional design and are aligned to state and national standards. These learning platforms are easy-to-use and help students monitor tasks and track their progress.

Edgenuity – These online courses use a series of direct-instruction videos from expert, on-screen teachers with interactive learning tools and resources to engage and motivate students. Students work at their own pace completing units and quizzes toward mastery of the content.

Apex – These online courses break up the content through a series of units, 7-8 per course and smaller subunits and quizzes. Apex content is primarily reading based. Students need to have at least an 8th grade reading proficiency to successfully master the content. Students work at their own pace completing units and quizzes toward mastery of the content.

Edmentum – These online courses use a combination of video, reading, and writing based material. Students are required to do more writing within Edmentum courses. Students work at their own pace completing units and quizzes toward mastery of the content.

At home learning: 3 days per week
In person on campus: 1-2 days per week
Student advising: 2 times per month
Student tutoring: one-on-one student support once per week
Parent / guardian attendance: must pass an online tutorial and attend all advising sessions


I am looking for a way to take some High School classes, but not for credit.

For those NOT seeking a High School Diploma, but would like to take 4 or fewer classes at RHL High School.

Monthly Advising.

In order to graduate, students must do the following:

  1. Earn 24 credits
  2. Complete a High School and Beyond Plan
  3. Successfully complete a graduation pathway
  4. Meet Washington State History Requirement

Credit Requirements:

RHL's Graduation Credit Requirements

High School and Beyond Plan

Each student will complete a High School and Beyond Plan as part of the Washington State high school graduation requirements. Portfolios will be created during 8th grade and updated annually with final completion during the senior year.

The High School and Beyond Plan includes interest surveys, career research, course selection for high school and post-secondary planning.

Students who attend River Homelink/River Online will consult with the School Counselor for High School and Beyond requirements.

Graduation Pathways

  1. Meet or exceed the graduation scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA)
  2. Dual credit courses (for example, Running Start or College in the High School) in English Language Arts and/or Math
  3. Earn a 3 or higher on certain Advanced Placement exams or a 4 or higher on certain International Baccalaureate exams, or pass the course with a C+ or higher
  4. Meet or exceed the graduation scores on the Math and English portions of the SAT or ACT
  5. Transition course (e.g. Bridge to College course, which is a senior course for students who earned a Level 2 on the SBA)
  6. Meet any combination of at least one English and one Math option of those options listed in # 1-5
  7. Meet standards on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
  8. Complete a sequence of Career and Technical Education courses

College planning checklists help students prepare for college. Use the Senior Checklist and Junior Checklist to help you stay on track.

SAT/ACT Testing Information

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. We recommend students take the SAT during their junior year of high school. For more information and to register for the SAT, please visit the SAT website.

The most obvious reason to take the ACT is to get into college. The higher your score, the higher the likelihood that a selective college will let you in. Every college and university in the USA accepts ACT scores, and most don’t even let you apply without submitting a standardized test score like the ACT or SAT. We recommend students take the ACT during their junior year of high school. For more information and to register for the ACT, please visit their website.

Almost all students take the PSAT during their junior year, but many students take the PSAT when they are sophomores to get the feel of the test. However, it is only the scores from the PSAT taken in your junior year that are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition. All Battle Ground Public School district’s high schools offer the PSAT in October. Contact your high school counselor for more information.

The College Bound Scholarship

The College Bound Scholarship is a commitment of state financial aid to eligible students and is a 4-year scholarship. This PDF booklet has more information.

Financial Aid

As you prepare for college or career school, explore how financial aid works, learn about the types of aid, and find out if you’re eligible. You can also estimate what aid you may be eligible for when you check out FAFSA4caster.

*** FAFSA opens October 1 ***

Visit to apply for financial aid.

For detailed information on types of financial aid, visit

There are many scholarship opportunities available to students. The counselors at RHL have compiled a list of some available scholarships, which include local and national scholarship programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school counselor.

River HomeLink’s Scholarship List – Doc.


Students can access many learning opportunities while they are enrolled at River Homelink (and other Battle Ground schools).

  • CASEE Program – half day program at the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education, GRADES 9-12
  • Running Start – full or part time program at Clark College, GRADES 11-12
  • Cascadia Tech Academy – half day program in Vancouver, GRADES 11-12


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