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Graduation 2016

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Graduation 2016

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Graduation 2016

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Freshmen Seminar College Fair

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Freshmen Seminar College Fair

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Freshmen Seminar College Fair

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June Update

This year has seen many positive changes on the RPHS campus, starting with the issuing of textbooks and a focus on a rigorous college prep curriculum following both state and common core standards.  A standardized grading policy as well as homework policy was put in place so that across the curriculum students will be held to the same standards no matter what class they are in.  We moved our Honor Roll Awards to the evenings to accommodate our families, and added Academic Medals for those who participate in the ceremony as an added bonus for the extra effort of attending the ceremony.  The addition of a Freshmen Seminar class to prepare our 9th graders for the rigors and challenges of high school was a huge success, as they finished their year of study off with the inaugural College Fair held in May.  We were honored by the College Board with the prestigious Gaston Caperton Honor Roll for increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students access to college – one of only 130 districts nationally, and the only one in the High Desert to earn this honor.  Our sports teams continued to excel, with Boys Basketball finishing as CVL Champions once again.  Choir, Drum Line and Cadet Corps brought home awards for excellence as well, with Cadet Corps receiving a perfect ranking (the only one in the state) during their annual inspection from the state.  Our ASB continues to work tireless hours to provide a well-rounded high school experience for all of our students, and hosted our largest ever Homecoming Dance and Prom this year.  We finished off the year with an amazing graduation ceremony and wish the Class of 2016 best wishes in the future.

As we look forward to the 2016-2017 school year we remind everyone to look at the district calendar when planning vacations and ask that you remember that we do take final exams at the high school and plan accordingly in your students best interest and academic success.  We look forward to seeing everyone on August 1, 2016 for the first day of classes.  Enjoy your summer.

JoAnn Baeten

Principal

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The High School Office will be open until June 17, 2016, and then we will be on summer vacation.  We will return to campus and be open for business on July 11, 2016.

July 28, 2016 – Freshmen and New Student Orientation – 8-9:30 a.m. in the Gym

August 1, 2016 – First Day of Classes

September 5 – No School, Labor Day

September 27 & 28 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 12:30-3:00 p.m.  These are minimum days for students.

September 29 – Minimum Day – Last Day before Fall Break.  No School September 30.

October 3-7 – Fall Break, No School.  School will resume on October 10.

November 11 – No School, Veterans Day

November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break, No School.  School will resume on November 28.

December 13, 14 & 15 – Final Exams.  Minimum Days, students will have final exams on each of these days!  This is a change form the past, so please be aware of this when planning vacations.

December 16 – No School.  Beginning of Winter Break.  Students will return to school on January 9, 2017.

January 9, 2017 – First Day of second semester

January 18 – No School – MLK Holiday

February 17 & 20 – No School – Presidents Day Holidays

March 15 & 16 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 12:30-3:00 p.m.  These are minimum days for students.

March 17 – No School.  Beginning of Spring Break

March 20-24 – Spring Break, No School.  School will resume March 27.

May 29 – No School – Memorial Day

May 30, 31 & June 1 – Final Exams.  Minimum days, students will have final exams each of these days!

June 1 – Last day of student attendance – THERE WILL BE FINAL EXAMS ON THIS DAY.  This is a change from years past, so please be aware of this when planning vacations.

 

 

 


 

 

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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.

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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.

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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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Music


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.

Athletics


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