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Our New Strength Weight Room

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County Fair Award Winning Yearbook

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Thomas Little – Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet

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Cadet Corps – Pass and Review & Promotion Ceremony

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Drum Line – ADLA 10th place in State

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Just another beautiful morning at RPHS


August 2015

Welcome back to what we are anticipating to be an exciting 2015-2016 school year.  We are experiencing a growth in enrollment with our largest incoming Freshmen class ever, and are currently full at both the Freshmen and Sophomore level (grades 9 and 10).  With a mixture of veteran teachers and new staff our teachers have spent a productive pre-student week planning and being trained on the Common Core standards and increasing our college prep rigor across the curriculum.  

We ask for your cooperation and support in signing and returning all of the necessary paperwork that will be coming home in our Back to School Packet as well as individual teacher syllabi.  Please take the time to become familiar with the high school web site and its many tabs, as there is much information updated and posted on this site.

We look forward to seeing you at the many events on campus throughout the year and working with you and your student.  If you have any questions or concerns about your students education and time at RPHS please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may assist you in providing a quality experience for you and your student.

JoAnn Baeten – Principal



ELECTRONIC DEVICES:  We will be enforcing our pre-existing electronic device policy with a renewed focus this year.  Please be advised that students will not be allowed to use their devices during instructional time.  If you have an emergency or need to reach your student immediately, please call the main office and we will bring them up to call you.  Additionally, the Oro Grande School District will be establishing a data blocker that will limit student access to the internet and other sites during the instructional day.

STUDENT PARKING:  PARKING FOR ALL STUDENTS IS RESTRICTED TO THE MAIN PARING LOT IN FRONT OF THE GYM.  For safety and security concerns, there will no longer be senior or student parking in the football stadium parking lots during school hours. All students driving to school must complete a Student Driver Form and obtain a parking pass to park on school property.  These forms are available from Mrs. Craft in the attendance office and are due by Firday, August 14, 2015.  There is a $20.00 per year parking permit fee.

TEXTBOOKS:   Students will be issued textbooks to take home during the second and third weeks of school.  We will have departments specific days for issuing textbooks so that students are not carrying numerous books home during this time.  These individual student text are to remain at home for study and homework, class sets of text will remain in place for instruction in class.  Students are responsible for keeping the books in good condition and will be charged for any lost, damaged or not returned textbooks.  When withdrawing your student, you will be expected to return all books issued to them.  Students will return all books at the end of each school year or semester long class.

NEW ENROLLMENT:  All new student enrollment is handled at the Oro Grande School District Offices located next to the Elementary School at 19175 Third Street, Oro Grande, CA.  We are currently full in both the ninth and tenth grade with limited space for students who are on track to graduate in the eleventh and twelfth grades.

NEW COURSE OFFERINGS:  We are excited to expand our AP classes to include a new science class for Juniors and Seniors – AP Environmental Science.  We have also added and additional Art teacher to expand our A-G Fine Arts requirement for college.  New this year for every Freshmen is a course devoted to adjusting to high school, college and career prep and character building.  This Freshmen Seminar class will help with the transition to high school and make for stronger, better prepared students.  Elective classes for Juniors and Seniors have expanded to include:  Fitness for Life and Sociology as well as expanding the number of openings in Anatomy and Physiology and Drama.

ATHLETICS:   Football, Girls Volleyball and Coed Cross Country are the three sports we have in the Fall.  If you are interested in these sports, please contact Mrs. Barkdoll, Athletic Director for more information or click on the Athletics Tab on the main page.

STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK:  Please take the time to review the information in this document for all information on school policies.  This document is located under the Information tab on the main page.










our mission

Our Mission

Our school is committed to the growth and positive development of students through an experiential learning approach that strives to engage the student, enlighten the mind and empower the future.

Our mission is to empower every student to be a successful learner. We want our students to be the “Best” without reservation or qualified restrictions. We seek to promote a diverse, challenging and supportive environment of firmly grounded, tolerant, respectful, accountable and academically motivated students.


Fully Accredited WASC School

WASC stands for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is the accrediting body for the western states, including California. Their job is to visit schools and determine whether or not the school is doing an adequate job educating All students as well as whether the school meets its own definition of who it claims to be. The WASC process includes a self-study to identify who we are, what we are doing, and how we are doing it.

Becoming WASC accredited means that credits, grades, and courses taken at Riverside Prep will be transferable to other high schools and will be looked at by colleges as a fully accredited and reputable high school. Many colleges and universities will not accept students from non-accredited schools, or if they do, often students are held to higher test score requirements. Our interest is giving the students at our school the best education possible as well as enabling them to pursue whatever course they choose in the future.


Enrollment Center

The Enrollment Center is located at 19121 Third St. in Oro Grande, CA.
For more information please call (760) 843-5556.

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Enrollment Availability

Riverside Preparatory School has a limited number of spaces available for students.  A lottery is conducted to determine the order in which an invitation to attend will be extended when spaces are available which are less than the number of students on the waiting list for any given grade level.  Kindergarten students for each year are accepted on a “first come” basis until classes are full.  The School encourages parents to register for Kindergarten as early as possible.  Some parents are registering their children for kindergarten as early as five years in advance!

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The main goal of the Riverside Preparatory Music Department is to give each student a positive experience with music. This includes the ability to demonstrate appropriate fundamentals, concepts, and techniques needed to perform successfully.

California Cadet Corps

Riverside Prep. High School is proud to offer our students access to the California Cadet Corps program. This program is available to all of our high school students and is an elective period during the school day.


Our athletic program stresses the importance of student participation and sportsmanship while learning and performing various skills – along with encouraging students about nutritional needs.