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Welcome Class of 2025!
RMHS COUNSELING DEPT
COUNSELING SUPPORT STAFF
PSUSD GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1. 225 Total Credits 2. 1. 51 Minimum GPA
A-G REQUIREMENTS Grade of C- or better Preparation for many private universities and colleges Great preparation for community college AP / Honors classes *Make up all D’s by 11 th Grade
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS v College / University v Public v Private v Community College v Vocational / Technical School v Military v Training and internships v Job / Career
SUCCESSFUL RATTLERS Ø Attend Daily/NO Missing Assignments Ø Get Involved Ø Do Homework/work hard Ø Seek Support/Tutoring Ø Make wise personal Choices & NOT EXCUSES! Ø OWN IT…!!!
RANCHO MIRAGE HS SPORTS Fall Winter Spring Football B/G Cross Country Girls Volleyball Boys Water Polo Girls Tennis Girls Golf Cheer B/G Basketball B/G Soccer B/G Wrestling Girls Water Polo Cheer B/G Track and Field Boys Tennis Boys Golf B/G Swim Baseball Softball
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE Please visit our Incoming 9 th Grade Athletes & Parents webpage for info & video http: //www. rancho miragehighschool. org/incoming-9 thgraders. html
RANCHO MIRAGE HIGH – AVID/CTE PROGRAMS v AVID program – Grades 9 th through 12 th – Application & Interview process. v CAFÉ Academy- Grades 10 th through 12 th – Application & Interview process. v RACE Academy – Grades 10 th through 12 th – Application & Interview process. v T-Tech Pathway – Grades 9 th through 12 th - Follow T-Tech Pathway (Theater I, Intro T-Tech, T-Tech I, & T-Tech II).
AVID PROGRAM This program is available for students who seek support to learn more about college and career options in order to best prepare for postsecondary education and beyond. This program focuses on WICOR strategies, study habits, time management, organization, and college exploration. AVID students visit college campuses and explore careers based on various degrees. 1. Students must complete an AVID application on online @ ranchomiragehighschool. org/course-request-information 2. Applicants will be invited to an interview conducted by the AVID team 3. Applicants will be notified if they were accepted or declined by the AVID team 4. AVID application deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021
AVID prepares students to continue their post-secondary education after high school. AVID challenges students with a rigorous college preparatory path. AVID supports students with: § Tutorials § Training in study skills § SAT/ACT Preparation § Help applying to college § Help with financial aid § College campus field trips § Community service
1. Good grades from middle school (Mostly C's or higher during 7 th or 8 th grade) and a minimum of a 2. 0 GPA during 8 th grade year. 2. Willing to be in at least one honor's class their freshman year. 3. Good behavior and good attendance. 4. Be willing to try new things and work together with others.
AVID COLLEGE FIELDTRIPS
CAFÉ ACADEMY The CAFE Academy of Rancho Mirage High School follows the Linked Learning model for education. Our students follow a topic-specific career pathway: Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation. This multiyear, comprehensive program engages students through project-based learning in the classroom, paired with career exposure and practical applications in a real-world setting.
RACE ACADEMY The RACE Academy at Rancho Mirage High School gives 10 th, 11 th, and 12 th grade students an opportunity to learn about the transportation industry and provides the skills needed to enter a 4 -yr university, community college, vocational school, or employment in the transportation industry. Interacting with business partners through workplace visits and internships teaches students how to contribute to the community while honing their automotive skills.
RATTLER AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS EDUCATION ACADEMY Introduction to general automotive maintenance Hands-on learning Field trips, career explorations Guest speakers Grade 10 th – 12 th Application required Preparation for 2 -yr college, trade school, or 4 -yr University rmhsraceacademy. weebly. com/
VISUAL ARTS & PERFORMING ARTS These programs have been created to showcase the multiple disciplines of visual art, dance, theater, choir and instrumental music. RMHS will welcome students from across the district, that are interested in these art forms. The performing arts center features a 600 -seat theater, rooms for scene and costume design, orchestra pit, black box theater, band choir rooms. Students will have the opportunity to explore their area of interest, as well as participate in synchronized musical theater productions. These programs include a sequence of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) courses combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.
VISUAL / PERFORMING ARTS § Band § Choir § Dance § Theater § Art
THEATER/TECHNICAL PATHWAY This newer pathway focuses on the variety of technical fields in the performing arts such as stagecraft, lighting, sound, costume design, set design, and business management. These lucrative jobs are in high demand in California, and RMHS is poised to prepare students to successfully enter this job market. Students take a sequence of CTE courses combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.
STUDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Separate from the Technical Theater Pathway sequence is the new Student Management Team course (SMT). Students are able to learn about the box office, business management, and marketing. Ticket sales, advertising, and ushering are some key components to running the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center (HGPAC) where students are able to gain practical, hands-on knowledge of managing a theater.
WORLD LANG SEQUENCE – NATIVE/NON
CA STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY English criteria includes: ü Completion of all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 2. 0 or above. ü Passing the California Standards test in English language arts administered in grade 11 th at the proficient level or above. ü For English learners not reclassified, attain the overall early advanced level on the English language development test.
CA STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY The criteria for proficiency in a language other than English is one of the following: ü Passing a World Language Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 3 or higher ü Successful completion of a 4 -yr high school course of study in a world language and attaining an overall grade point average of 3. 0 or above. ü Passing the SAT II world language exam with a score of 600 or higher.
9 th Grade Course Selection 2021 -22 1. English I CP or English I Honors 2. IM I CP, IM I Honors or IM II Honors 3. Living Earth CP or Living Earth Honors 4. PE Core 9 th, Dance I, Marching Band (After school) or PE Sports Adv (Coach Approval). 5. Spanish I, French I, Spanish IIR (Native), or Other (Any MS World Lang). th Complete 9 Grade Course Selection 6. Elective Google Form – April 12 th to April 23 rd
AP/HONORS CONTRACT I will: ü Remain in the AP/Honors course that I have requested for the entire school year. ü Take the AP Exam (if applicable) in the Spring of 2022 ü Maintain high ethical standards concerning academic involvement, growth, and development. ü Complete all assigned reading, homework, labs, research projects – including any summer homework. (Low grades will NOT be considered a reason for removal from AP/Honors courses, so commitment and progress for all students is the expected standard ).
AP/HONORS CONTRACT ü Maintain regular class attendance. ü Speak with your AP/Honors teacher(s) regarding any problems or concerns you have regarding your success. OWN IT…!!!
If you fail, never give up because F. A. I. L. means FIRST ATTEMPT IN LEARNING End is not the end, in fact E. N. D. means EFFORT NEVER DIES If you get NO as an answer, remember N. O. means NEXT OPPORTUNITY CHANGE YOUR MINDSET & OWN IT!!!
CLASS OF 2025! “Enjoy high school! You’re going to blink twice and you’ll be in your cap and gown staring at your class wondering where time went”.