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Cheer performs at the Homecoming Rally


Homecoming Royalty


Drumline – Give me a beat!!


Senior Night – Thank You mom and dad


We run for fun – Cross Country dominates


Choir performs Disney hits


November 2015

With just six weeks of instruction left before winter break it is crunch time for grades and instruction.  Parents, please help your students by checking on their grades through the parent portal and making sure they are keeping up with their studies.  If you do not have a log in, please contact Mrs. Craft in the Attendance Office for assistance with this process.  We remind parents and students that there is a five day limit on turning in late work, and a two day limit in Math classes.  In order to raise the rigor and expectations of a college or career curriculum it is imperative that we have set standards for our students.  Tutoring is available M-Th at lunch in Math, as well as after school.  Extra help in all classes is available before school, as the majority of our students arrive by bus with more than 20 minutes prior to the first bell at 7:10.  After school tutoring is available under arrangement with the teacher, as most of our students must catch the bus at 3:00.  If your student is struggling, please contact the teacher and see when they are available to offer extra help to your student.  

Thank you to everyone for a very successful Homecoming Week, Game and Dance.  Over 200 students and their guest attended the Homecoming Dance on October 24, and enjoyed great food, beautiful decorations and awesome music provided by Ms. Plascencia and the ASB.  It was a spirited week as students dressed in different themes and had a blast at the Homecoming Rally on October 23.  The football team and cheer squad capped off their last home game with Senior Night and the football team was victorious 45-0.  It was a great week to be a Silver Knight!!

With the oncoming of Winter and the projected heavy rains this year, please make sure that all of your emergency information and contacts are updated with the school.  If we needed to cancel school, send students home early or had any type of emergency it is important that we have good contact numbers for you.  We have found in some cases that numbers have changed and we need to have the most accurate data base we can.  Also, please make sure your student knows a phone number that they can reach you at.  As silly as it may sound, many of our students do not know your contact information, as it is simply a button on their phone.  If they lose their phone, or don’t have one, it becomes very difficult to reach you in case of emergency.  Please contact Mrs. Craft in the Attendance Office to update your information if you know there has been a change.  

JoAnn Baeten – Principal



TESTING:  On Friday, October 30 students in 9, 11, and 12 grades were sent home with a letter from the Superintendent and their State test results from April of 2015 (if you came to parent/teacher conferences and report card pick-up in October you received them then).  Please take the time to review these results and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your students counselor or our academic adviser.  The counselors are:  Ms. Pittman students A-La, Ms. Fury students Le-Z and Mrs. Sanchez Academic Adviser.

HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS:   Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day.  NO SCHOOL                          

Monday, November 23 – Friday, November 27 is Thanksgiving Break.  NO SCHOOL                                                  

Friday, December 18- Friday, January 8, 2016 is Winter Break.  NO SCHOOL                                                                     

FINAL EXAMS:                                                                                                                                               Monday, December 14 – Full Day release time – Period 7 exam                                                                                                    

Tuesday, December 15 – Minimum Day release time – Periods 1, 3, 5 exams                                                                            

Wednesday, December 16 – Minimum Day release time – Periods 2, 4, 6 exams                                                                    

Thursday, December 17 – Minimum Day Schedule and release time                                             

Students and parents are reminded that these are the scheduled breaks, and that there is ABSOLUTELY NO INDEPENDENT STUDY during Finals week, December 14-17.

SPORTS:  Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams who finished second in the CVL.  Both teams will send athletes to the CIF Preliminary meet on November 14 in Riverside.  An additional congratulations to Sophomore Faith Soto for being named the Daily Press Athlete of the Week for her undefeated season – finishing first in every league meet.  We are very proud of you Faith.

Girls Volleyball looks to finish third in the CVL and will be heading to the CIF playoffs as well.  Great job ladies and we wish you good luck in the playoffs.

Football is in the hunt for one of the two playoff spots in the Arrowhead League, with their final game on November 6 at Sherman Indian as the deciding factor.  The team has accomplished much this year, breaking a 20 plus game losing streak, winning the Homecoming game and now a the verge of the playoffs.  Not all victories are seen on the scoreboard, and we continue to wish them luck as the fight for a spot in the playoffs.

Boys and Girls Soccer and Boys and Girls Basketball are in pre-season conditioning and try-out.  All athletes are reminded to register on the 8-18 website on the Athletic Sites drop down.  You must have a physical and be cleared by the athletic department in order to participate.  Games for all winter sports will begin on December 1 with all four teams in action.  Please check the athletic tab on the main page for schedules and times.

MUSIC:  Band will host their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm in the gym.  The middle school will preform from 5-6 pm and the high school from 7-8 pm.  Choir will host their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 pm in the gym.  The middle school and high school choirs will host a joint concert involving performances with all choirs.  Both events are free, so join us for the music of the season.

DRAMA:  The Drama class will put on a one night production of The Importance of Being Earnest on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 pm in the gym.  Ticket prices are $3 per person or 2 for $5.  







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.