As the next step in a series of meetings to engage the community around new high school design, Riverwood International Charter School is hosting another in a series of forums Wednsday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.

As in earlier meetings, the event is part of a multi-step, creative process to dialogue about the instructional infrastructure of high schools. The school design has not yet been conceptualized – students, parents and the community will be part of the discussions that help shape the future Riverwood design. On May 14, participants will discuss what learning at Riverwood should look like and how its architectural design can support it. These discussions are different from a traditional community meeting where decisions about design have already been made.

Also that day, a group of students will participate in a “Design Camp” workshop and have been invited to share their conclusions at the evening meeting. Their instructor, Phillip Nissen, also will share his perspective from the design camp.

The May 14 meeting is part of an expansive, deliberate approach to gather input from as many stakeholders as possible. In late April, Riverwood held a symposium featuring national experts in the field of education, leadership, and technology, and last week held a similar forum to build on the feedback from that event. Next week, staff members will participate in similar small group discussions, and a final meeting for all community members and stakeholders will be held once the new school year begins.

Riverwood is located at 5900 Raider Drive in Sandy Springs.