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Silver Knights of Honor


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New Beginnings

As 2015 gets underway I would like to take this time to introduce myself as the new Principal of RPHS.                 December 1, 2014 was my first day on campus, and I must say I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the students, staff, parents and RPHS community.  I have spent the past 23 years in Fontana at A.B. Miller High School where I taught Government and U.S. History, was the Head Softball Coach, and as the Assistant Principal for the last seven years.  I always said it would take a special place to lure me away, and I believe RPHS is that place.  I am committed to continuing to grow the high school in all phases and to bring about the changes needed to offer a rigorous college and career curriculum.  I look forward to meeting many of you at the various music, sports and academic events that we will be hosting in the spring semester.

-JoAnn Baeten, Principal

SPORTS:  Winter sports season is in full swing with Boys and Girls Basketball and Boys and Girls Soccer competing hard and representing the best of RPHS.  Boys and Girls Soccer and Boys Basketball are in the middle of a playoff hunt, and the final weeks of the season will determine their place in league and the ultimate goal of reaching the playoffs.  If you have a chance to come out and watch any of our teams, please keep in mind the standards of Victory with Honor and sportsmanship above all else.  Our players and coaches put in countless hours of practice; respect the work that they do by cheering positively for all participants.  If you have any concerns about athletics please contact the Athletic Director, Mrs. Becky Barkdoll.

MUSIC:  Winter Drum Line has been practicing hard to prepare for the upcoming competition season.  We are very excited to have Mr. Josh Cool from the middle school lead our drum line this season and look forward to them bringing home additional trophies this year.  With the December departure of Mr. Woodbury we are confident that the music program will continue its great tradition and flourish under Mr. Cool’s direction.

HONOR ROLL:  Friday, February 6, 2015 will be our assembly to honor our academic stars.  The ceremony is open to parents and we ask that you arrive to the gym no later than 8:50 am so that we can seat you prior to the student body arrival.  Looking forward to the spring semester honorees, we will be improving the format to accommodate more family involvement by moving the ceremonies to the evening, and at the beginning of the next academic semester.  More information on this will be posted in future principals messages.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL:  In conjunction with the PAC, we will be starting meet and greets with me. These will be informal sessions where everyone is welcome to come and find out what is new and ongoing, as well as be part of the RPHS community.  We will have our first event on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 am in Room 113.  The PAC will also be working to organize Evening with the Principal at area restaurants in order to facilitate participation from our commuter families.  Please remember that PAC meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm in Room 113.

CAHSEE:  All Sophomores will take the Exit Exam on February 3 and 4, 2015.  Please be sure to have your students get plenty of rest and encourage them to do their best on this high stakes test.  Remember, all students must pass both the English and Math portions of the exam in order to receive a high school diploma from any California Public High School.

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES:  It’s an exciting time of the year for Seniors as four years of hard work is paying off with numerous acceptance letters coming in.  We encourage all Seniors to notify Mrs. Bershee, Mrs. Sanchez or your counselors with this news.  We cannot wait to update the marquee and honor you for your achievements.

It is my hope to update the Principal Message Page monthly, if not more.



Welcome Letter 2014-2015 School Year

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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.


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.