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Rivermont Schools Kicks off Renovations

New Story Schools (NSS) announced to its families, staff and district partners last week the kickoff of a multimillion dollar renovation and relocation campaign.

"We are so excited by the changes we will be implementing in Virginia," New Story founder Dr. Paul Volosov said. "Since we merged our companies last year, we have concentrated on doing what Rivermont always has done -- providing a high-quality educational experience for our students. We believe that a quality environment enhances all aspects of education and facilitates child growth and development. This investment in Rivermont's facilities is the first step in our overall goal to provide more support to the special education community in Virginia."

New Story Schools supports its students as they write new stories of success in school, at home, and in all aspects of life. New Story envisions all students growing and developing as individuals as they prepare for meaningful and contributing adult lives.

The slated Virginia projects include:

  • Relocating our NOVA campus into a larger, more modern building
  • Relocating the Covington campus to a new space better in line with our needs
  • Upgrading other elements of many existing schools to better serve our students

Beth Ackerman, Senior Vice President of Rivermont Schools, shared her excitement, saying "we are so happy to see this investment. We believe in the potential of all of our students and know that upgrading our facilities will help us to further support students and their families."

Throughout this project, New Story Schools is committed to ongoing communications around other changes but also promises that preserving the experiences of students remains the priority.

"We cannot wait for our improved facilities to help us serve more students on the autism spectrum, or with emotional support needs," said Ackerman. "However, we are working diligently to ensure our renovation and relocation projects are completed without altering the level of service and care our students currently receive."

Renovations kick off this spring and will carry on through early fall. To keep up with progress of this project, follow our Facebook and Instagram pages. Make sure to scroll through the photos above to see plan layouts.