Student Life

Clubs and Organizations

Riverside Prep offers a robust variety of extracurricular clubs, organizations, and activities for cadets to participate in. Participation in student groups provides opportunities for cadets to get to know each other while pursuing common interests outside of the classroom. Below is a list of some of the many opportunities available to cadets.

Clubs/Activities/Community Service

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  • Airsoft Team

    Airsoft is a military simulation team sport where players participate in small-unit mock combat with replicant military-style weapons and tactics. Airsoft uses 6mm round BBs made of hard plastic. Gameplay varies in style and composition but often range from short-term skirmishes, organized scenarios, close quarters battle, historical reenactments, and more. All participants are required to wear eye protection.
  • Aviation Program

    In Riverside's off-campus flight program, cadets may train to receive a pilot's license. Cadets have the opportunity to work toward and earn their Basic Pilot Certification in one semester and may work on advanced pilot certifications during the following semesters.
  • Civil Air Patrol

    As a Riverside cadet, you can serve simultaneously as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service. CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

    As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster, and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy, and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

    Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 80-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
  • JROTC Teams

    Riverside's Army JROTC teams include the Air Rifle Team, Color Guard, Drill Team (Fusiliers), and Raider Team. 
  • Peer Tutoring Volunteers

    Peer tutors are cadets who assist as academic leaders and tutors in the dormitory. They are selected for these important roles on the basis of scholarship and character.
  • Raider Training

    The main objective of the Raider Training Program is weight loss achieved through proper nutrition and functional fitness. 

    The program consists of three pillars:
    • Pillar 1 is Nutrition. We encourage participants to make healthy choices that are appropriately portioned when they are on their own and serve healthy, alternate meals (no fried foods, low-carb, etc.) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week. 
    • Pillar 2 is Fitness. This pillar is maintained by an organized and supervised fitness program that is age-appropriate, challenging, fun, and effective. Each day during GSA, participants engage in a variety of high-intensity interval training, cardio, and weight-lifting routines. The program has purchased $1,500 of new equipment such as battle ropes, wall-balls, slam-balls, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings to augment the equipment in the Barracks Weight Room; this purchase was made possible by a program grant funded by Walmart. 
    • Pillar 3 is Accountability. Pillar 3 consists of twice-weekly weigh-ins, personal goal setting, and TAC/Parent involvement. The desired end-state is that the participants lose weight, attribute their success to hard work and simple principles and that the lessons they've learned become part of a lifestyle change that will endure beyond their time in the program. We have the cadets eat as a group, away from the Mess Hall, so that they are held accountable by their peers in the group for the choices they make for each meal, as well as their progress toward personal goals. Long-term goals, supported by 'milestone' goals that are short-term, achievable goals, are also an integral part of the accountability pillar. 
    Success in the program is further incentivized by rewarding the 'biggest losers' from each week with healthy off-campus meals. 
    The cost of the program is $100 per semester.
  • Weight Training

    The weight training club's purpose is to educate and mentor cadets on all aspects of fitness and wellness including physical, mental, social, and emotional wellness. Cadets receive guidance and coaching on nutrition, weight training, cardiovascular, CrossFit, flexibility, and various aspects of comprehensive fitness. Participants will also receive training and nutrition guidance from certified personal trainers and professional competitors in the fitness industry.

Co-Curricular Clubs & Organizations

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  • Band

    The Riverside Band Program offers Military Marching Band, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, Jazz Band, Choir, and various chamber ensembles.  Class ability levels range from beginner to advanced.
  • Bayonet Yearbook Staff

    Riverside cadets practice their photography skills while capturing photos of campus events from athletic competitions to parades and community involvement opportunities. They also learn how to use publishing software. Cadets then work with a faculty advisor to compile, edit, and publish an annual Riverside yearbook called the Bayonet.
  • Eagle News Network - Video Production

    In the Audio/Video Production program, cadets will be instructed on the fundamentals of television and film production. Cadets involved in the program have many opportunities to record or live stream important events on campus, produce videos for competition, create videos for themselves, or be part of the crew that produces the award-winning Riverside news show, Eagle News Network (ENN).


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  • Honor Council

    Riverside's Honor Council is a peer-elected organization responsible for promoting the Academy's Honor Code: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal nor tolerate those who do."
  • Horton Society

    Students in the Horton Society are dedicated to performing good works and serving as ambassadors, both on campus and in the community. Cadets can be elected by their peers to this prestigious organization following a minimum of one year attending Riverside Prep.
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society (grades 10-12) reinforces Riverside's core values by honoring boys who demonstrate outstanding performance in scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Cadets in the NHS commit to tutoring and mentoring their peers and serving the community. 
  • National Junior Honor Society

    The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship and helps middle-level students, grades 6-9, develop the knowledge and skills to become well-rounded student leaders in their school, community, and beyond.
  • Science National Honor Society

    The Science National Honor Society's (SNHS) goal is to engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America. The society encourages and recognizes scientific and intellectual thought, advances student knowledge of classical and modern science, communicates with the scientific community, and aids the civic community with its comprehension of science. SNHS also encourages students to participate in community service, and in turn, encourages a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind.