About Us

Welcome to Richardson Sixth Grade Academy, RSGA, where we provide an environment that inspires, empowers and unites students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global community. We opened as a sixth grade center in 2017. Our goal is to make the transition from fifth to sixth grade a positive experience as we prepare them for their journey through middle and high school.

At RSGA we focus on rigorous academics as well as the social and emotional well being of our students. Building character is part of our daily conversations and activities. We are proud to help our sixth graders become responsible, independent people. At RSGA students have access to highly trained and certified teachers, state adopted curriculum and the latest technology. All of our classrooms are equipped with LCD interactive panels and students have access to personal chrome books.

Family and community support are strong at RSGA. The School Success Committee (comprised of parents, administrators and staff) is actively involved in planning and monitoring school programs. We also have a dedicated Parent Teacher Organization, as well as community volunteers, that work closely with school faculty to provide valuable resources to students. The PTO hosts a wide variety of events and fundraisers throughout the school year and you are invited to join at any time.

We welcome you to the WOLFPACK!

Mission

Richardson Sixth Grade Academy provides a safe and supportive community for all learners, where academic and personal excellence are expected in order to achieve high levels of success. We embrace the partnerships between school, home and community. We are committed to celebrating diversity and preparing students to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Vision

Richardson Sixth Grade Academy will provide a learning community that empowers students to become lifelong learners and reach their fullest potential while developing supportive relationships that positively impact their future.

Purpose:

We help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths needed to succeed throughout their education and in the competitive world beyond.

Our success is driven by:

High Expectations: We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct in order to create and reinforce a culture of rigor and support.

Strength of Character: Success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we empower them to express their voice in socially appropriate ways and to improve the world around them.

Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders: Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We encourage our educators to lead school teams and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

Safe, Structured, and Nurturing Environments: We unite students, teachers and parents together in order to build strong partnerships. Our school provides a safe, structured and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurricular activities, so our students love school and maximize their learning.

Core Values

We have Wolfpack Pride

POSITIVITY: *We strive to inspire and draw out the best in each other and our community. *We persevere through difficult circumstances.

RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY: *We extend courtesy to everyone and promote a culture of inclusion, fairness and equity. *We hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions.

INTEGRITY: *We develop hearts and minds to do what is right. *We are true, fair and honest to ourselves and others.

DETERMINATION: *We approach every goal and obstacle with a positive mindset. *We work hard and do our best every day.

EMPATHY: *We strive to infuse our work with respect for the emotions and experiences of others. *We demonstrate compassion by listening and understanding

Our Creed

This is our school. We are a family. If a teammate needs help, we give it. If we need help, we ask. We are better together!