E. Rivers Elementary Schools' core curriculum is based on the Georgia Department of Education Standards of Excellence and the APS Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. At each grade level our teachers write and create the curriculum based on the students’ needs as evidenced through our local, state, and district assessments. We seek out supplemental programs, materials and student experiences based upon student needs identified, supported by our E. Rivers PTA and Foundation. The ERES curriculum is designed for students to achieve the highest standards, through a hands-on, enriching, experience-based approach, with frequent review and assessment. Our students participate in contests such as Spelling Bee, Technology Fair, Media Festival, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl and Science Fair, placing at district, regional and state levels.