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Informational Presentation.  2005, Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) worked with Sun Cal Development to acquire 80 acres of land for a new.

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1 Informational Presentation

2  2005, Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) worked with Sun Cal Development to acquire 80 acres of land for a new high school and elementary school site  2007, PSUSD completed the design of the new high school  2010, The Rattlers was the chosen mascot by a district wide vote of students and staff  May – 2010, Construction of the new high school began

3  The City of Rancho Mirage approved naming of the main street in front of the High School - Rattler Road  February – 2012, the PSUSD Board of Education approve Rancho Mirage High School as the official name  May – 2012, the PSUSD Board of Education approved the Boundary Committee’s recommendation for RMHS  Spring – 2013, Construction is scheduled to be complete  August – 2013, Rancho Mirage High School will open

4  Opening Fall, 2013  Mascot - Rattlers  Colors - Maroon, Silver, and Columbia Blue  Enrollment - approximately 800 students, Freshmen and Sophomore only!  Capacity – in 2015/16 as a full comprehensive high school (grades 9-12) with a capacity of 2300 students  Unique course offerings for this school include a performing arts center, a full culinary arts kitchen and serving area, and an automotive facility

5  The only high school in Rancho Mirage  New facility fully completed, no construction  Performing arts center with a pathway focused on performance theatre  Culinary arts pathway with an industry standard facility and dining area  Wireless capability throughout the campus  An opportunity to start new traditions and school culture

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7  Relentless focus on student achievement  High expectations for staff and student achievement and activity involvement  Accountability and responsibility – academic, social, and behavioral  Unwavering Ethic of Care  School Spirit and Pride  Communication and Visibility  Professional and collaborative  Honesty, Respect, and Integrity

8 The Mission and Vision of Rancho Mirage High School will be refined by the staff, students and community. The following are the district mission, district goals, and administrative vision for the planning and opening of RMHS. District Mission Students will graduate from high school prepared and motivated to succeed in their chosen career and higher education, ultimately contributing to the common good. This mission is to be accomplished through the beliefs and focus of the Palm Springs Unified School District.

9 Vision for Students Personal and Social Responsibility  Develop strong communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills;  Develop lifelong learning skills;  Treat all members with respect, dignity, and sensitivity;  Practice integrity in all endeavors; Vision for Parents and Community Parent and Community Responsibility  Actively participate in the student’s education to increase student attendance, participation, and enhance student/community involvement;  =medium =medium Vision for School Vision for Staff and Leadership

10 Academic AreaRMHS Credits English40 Math (includes meeting Algebra requirement)20 Biology Physical Science 10 World History10 US History10 Civics5 Economics5 Fine Art / Foreign Language / CTE10 Physical Education20 Health – Completion Flag / Activity0 Electives85 Total225 HSEE ELAPass HSEE MATHPass

11  Students will have the opportunity to explore their area of interest (theatre, band, choir, and dance) as well as participate in synchronized musical theatre productions.  This pathway includes a sequence of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses (set design, sound and lighting, and stage production) combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.

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13  Students will prepare to advance into college, technical trade school, or job opportunity in the culinary industry.  This pathway includes a sequence of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.

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15 Facilities Nine Buildings  Administration  Library / Media Center  English and Social Studies  Math and science  Performing arts center  Gymnasium  Cafeteria  Central plant  Stadium Concession Parking areas for students, staff, and visitors

16 Performing Arts Center  600-seat theatre  Black Box theatre  Orchestra pit  Supporting cast areas  Band and choir rooms  State of the art sound system  Scene and costume design rooms  Video editing and recording lab

17 Classrooms and Media Center  Audio-visual equipment  Projectors  High speed data  Built in casework  Technology labs  Electric motorized screens  Science labs with chemical resistant countertops, sinks, gas, and additional power

18 Athletic Facilities  1 Football stadium with concessions  1 Track  1 Football practice field  1 Gymnasium  1 Auxiliary gymnasium  2 Soccer fields  2 Baseball fields  2 Softball fields  8 Basketball courts  8 Tennis courts  1 Wrestling room  1 Dance room  All-weather Track

19  Marching band  Performance band  Performance choir  Jazz ensemble  Concert choir  Chamber singers  Dance ensemble  Cheerleading  Publications  Speech competition  Athletics  ASB  AVID  Academic clubs  Service clubs  Academic decathlon  Mock trial  Peer tutoring  ROTC

20  School Site Council (SSC)  English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)  Athletic Boosters  Parent Connect  Volunteer Opportunities  Daily greeting  Classroom assistance  Supervision  Athletics  Chaperone

21 RMHS Boundary

22  PSUSD is an Open Enrollment District:  PSUSD is requiring that all students entering grades 9 and 10 in the 2013/14 school year who wish to attend a school other than their school of residence to complete a transfer request between January 7, 2013 and February 15,  All transfer request applications must be submitted electronically through the computer station in the Student Services office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 980 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA

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