The Richfield Public School Academy's mission is to create a high standard of academic excellence where all students can grow and become life-long learners. And given the recent health crises in Flint, they have also focused their efforts on caring for the health of their students and the community.
The Richfield Public School Academy in Flint, MI is one of twelve schools home to a University of Michigan Health Center as part of the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools, or "RAHS".
The Richfield RAHS gives children and youth the tools they need to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. The clinic helps provide immunizations, health and fitness programs and counseling services.
What's on site at Richfield Public School Academy:
- General physical exams
- Sports physicals
- Sick care
- Lab tests
- Risk assessments
- Counseling (individual, group and family)
- Nutrition and physical activity programs
- Referrals to community resources
- Insurance enrollment
- Spanish translation services
The Flint Water Crisis has affected the Richfield Public School Academy, and back in March of 2016 the school held an event where Flint parents who were worried about the city's lead contamination could bring their children for testing. The event was staffed by University of Michigan-Flint nurses and nursing students.
Photo source: umhs-rahs.org
The school offers an extended school day and academic year to allow for true mastery rather than cursory coverage of the curriculum. Richfield was authorized by Bay Mills Community College in 2002.