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  • Academics

    At RYS, we provide five daily courses to empower students with the chance to make up credits and advance in their academic journey. Our credit recovery program enables students to earn credits without falling behind, ensuring a flexible and supportive learning environment.

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  • Students

    RYS is committed to providing our students with the instruction, resources, and support they need to achieve their goals. Investing in students not only helps them as individuals but also ensures a vibrant future for all of Knox County.

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  • Staff

    Teachers, principals, and support staff are the driving force behind our educational mission. RYS is committed to fostering a workplace culture that values employee contributions, equips employees to meet their professional goals, and supports employees in the work of teaching and learning.

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  • The mission of Richard Yoakley School, in partnership with students, their families, and the community, is to provide an educational foundation that promotes integrity, self-esteem, and lifelong learning. This foundation will help introduce healthy, productive, and responsible citizens to society.

  • KCS Mission
    To provide excellent and accessible learning opportunities that empower all students to realize their full potential.