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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


June 2015

As the school year comes to a close I want to take this time to thank the Riverside Prep community of students, parents and teachers for making my first six months here such a pleasure.  It has been a wonderful beginning and I look forward to August 3, and the start of my first full year as the principal.  I will be working through June 26, 2015.  If you should need anything please do not hesitate to call my direct number at 760-243-4136 ext 210 or email me at joann_baeten  If I do not know the answer, I will certainly find the person that does and assist you in contacting them.  We will be shutting down the school offices from June 29-July 5, 2015.  I hope everyone has a great summer vacation and look forward to seeing all of you on August 3, 2015.

JoAnn Baeten – Principal


Final Exam Week:  June 1-4 will be final exams for all underclassmen.  Monday, June 1 will be a regular full day, with a modified schedule for finals.  Tuesday, June 2 – Thursday, June 4 will be minimum days with a modified schedule for finals.  Thursday, June 4 is also the last day of attendance for students.  This is the first year of a traditional final exam schedule for the high school to promote instruction and rigor throughout the year.  Finals weeks in December and June are a first at RPHS and we are learning what works best for our staff and students.  Please note that students will be taking test the last week and need to be in attendance everyday.

Report Cards:  Spring semester report cards with final grades will be mailed out to the address on file with the school on Friday, June 5.  Parents and students may check final grades on the computer as well.

Senior Week:  Seniors have several events planned for the last week of school.  Please check the “For Parents” tab on the main web page, and go to the “Senior Events” tab for information on daily activities, report times and locations and dress code for the events.  This week will conclude with the Riverside Preparatory School graduation on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Maverick Stadium in Adelanto.

Spring Sports Round-Up:  19 athletes from our Track and Field teams qualified to represent RP at the CIF preliminary meet held in Carpenteria on May 16, 2015.  These student athletes worked incredibly hard throughout the season and representing our school with pride and honor.  The baseball team made a run at returning to the championship game as they did in 2014, but fell to Rolling Hills prep in the quarterfinals.  Without a single senior on this years team, the future looks bright for this talented group of ballplayers.  

Cadet Corps:  The Cadets were awarded the prestigious Unit Community Service Award for their Community Service during the 2014-2015 school year.  We are the first High Desert unit to ever receive the honor.  The Cadets then placed second in the state for the Unit Community Service Award.  We are so prom of these young men and women who represent us.

VAPA:   At the Music in the Parks festival both our Men’s and Women’s choirs received a rating of good and brought home trophies for their efforts.  The Chamber Singers brought home a First Place in the Single A Mixed Choir Division.  This group also received a Superior rating from the Southern California Vocal Association adjudicated festival in April.  Several of our beginning and advanced art students entered their work in the San Bernardino County Fair and got a taste for competition and showing their projects.  Our yearbook from the 2013-2014 school year was entered and was awarded Best in Division, First Place and the prestigious Best of Show ribbons.  We couldn’t be more proud of Mrs. Vennes and the yearbook class!!!














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.