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Raritan High School Open House 2013 William T. Smith Principal Principal Futures. Launched!
What Does A Comprehensive High School Mean for Me?
Academic Rigor 12 Advanced Placement Courses 12 Advanced Placement Courses Honors Courses in All Core Academic Areas Honors Courses in All Core Academic Areas Dual Enrollment with Kean University, Seton Hall University, and Brookdale Community College Dual Enrollment with Kean University, Seton Hall University, and Brookdale Community College Partnership with Monmouth University Partnership with Monmouth University
Global Communications TV Production Computers & Robotics Digital Photography Computer Applications Journalism Effective Writing and Communication Intro to Business Economics Drawing and Painting Band/Chorus Performing Arts Vo-tech Shared Time Family and Consumer Sciences American Legal System Psychology Genocide Studies Sociology Current Issues Diverse Courses
Eases transition from 8 th grade Eases transition from 8 th grade Personalizes learning experience Personalizes learning experience Student lockers and English, social studies, science, and world language classes centrally located. Student lockers and English, social studies, science, and world language classes centrally located. Dedicated counselor for all 9 th grade students Dedicated counselor for all 9 th grade students Research-based Research-based Freshman Academy
Forward-Leaning Technology Online and blended coursework (including our own online AP U.S. Government and Politics) provide 24/7 learning opportunities for students. MOOC exploration through Rocket University Project. BYOD Initiative allows students to leverage their own technology for their learning. Apple iPad and iPods, netbooks, Chromebooks, and online textbooks integrated into several curricular areas.
Opportunities to Get Involved 89% of our student body participates in athletics and clubs. 89% of our student body participates in athletics and clubs. 38 Athletic teams—Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. 38 Athletic teams—Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. 30 Clubs and Activities 30 Clubs and Activities
Athletic Offerings Baseball Baseball Basketball Basketball Cheerleading Cheerleading Cross Country Cross Country Dance Team Dance Team Field Hockey Field Hockey Football Football Hockey Hockey Soccer Soccer Softball Softball Swimming Swimming Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Wrestling Wrestling Volleyball Volleyball
Athletic Highlights 2011- 12 Basketball (Boys)- “A” Central Division Champions Dance Team—National Champions Winter Track (Boys)—”A” Central Division Champions Wrestling—Group II State Champions, “A” Central Div. Champions, Central Jersey Sectional Champions.
Co-Curricular Highlights National Honor Society National Honor Society World Language Clubs World Language Clubs Drama Club Drama Club Math League Math League Science League Science League Peer Assistant Leaders Peer Assistant Leaders Marching Band Marching Band Color Guard Color Guard Jazz Band Jazz Band Teens Against Tobacco Use Teens Against Tobacco Use Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind Peer Mediators Peer Mediators Global Communications Global Communications Chess Club Chess Club Heroes and Cool Kids Heroes and Cool Kids Yearbook Yearbook Dance Troupe Dance Troupe Gay/Straight Alliance Gay/Straight Alliance Environmental Club Environmental Club
Counseling Services Naviance Naviance Career and College Planning Career and College Planning Individual, Group, and Classroom Lessons Individual, Group, and Classroom Lessons Student Assistance Counselor Student Assistance Counselor Transition Planning Transition Planning Intervention and Referral Services Team Intervention and Referral Services Team
Futures Launched ! 88% of 2012-13 graduates attend college. 88% of 2012-13 graduates attend college. 40 2012-13 graduates qualified for NJ Stars 40 2012-13 graduates qualified for NJ Stars 15 AP perfect scores 15 AP perfect scores More than $5.9 million in academic and athletic scholarships More than $5.9 million in academic and athletic scholarships
*2012 NJ School Performance Report “This school outperforms 97% of schools educating students with similar demographic characteristics…in the performance area of Graduation and Post-Secondary.”*
2013 College Acceptance Highlights American University American University Boston University Boston University Catholic University Catholic University Drew University Drew University Embry-Riddle College Embry-Riddle College Fordham University Fordham University George Mason University George Mason University Kean University Kean University James Madison University James Madison University Monmouth University Monmouth University NJIT NJIT New York University New York University Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University Purdue University Purdue University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University Rutgers University Temple University Temple University The College of New Jersey The College of New Jersey University of Delaware University of Delaware University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester Polytechnic Institute
*2012 NJ School Performance Report “This school’s academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state [and] its peers.”* “This school outperforms 92% of schools educating students with similar demographic characteristics.”*
Facts to Take Away Ranked #8 of 52 schools in our DFG according to Inside NJ 2011 rankings. Ranked #8 of 52 schools in our DFG according to Inside NJ 2011 rankings. RHS exceeds State and DFG average scores on SAT and HSPA. RHS exceeds State and DFG average scores on SAT and HSPA. Over 40% of faculty have advanced degrees. Over 40% of faculty have advanced degrees. RHS is launching: technology initiatives, expanded dual-enrollment options, curricular enhancements, and facility improvements. RHS is launching: technology initiatives, expanded dual-enrollment options, curricular enhancements, and facility improvements.