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Welcome to Riverside High School
Welcome to Riverside High School.
It’s not the brick and mortar that makes Riverside High School the best in the state. It’s the students, staff, and community working together that makes Riverside what it is.

Each year I look forward to outstanding students who fill our hallways with fun and laughter. I get excited when I see their accomplishments as they fill our classrooms with academic achievements and the success that can be felt when they meet the expectations of a rigorous curriculum taught by capable teachers and support staff.

Outstanding schools are governed by a few good rules with members of the school and community working together to educate students. We offer an outstanding, comprehensive academic program with multiple Advanced Placement courses along with amazing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) courses. We offer courses that allow students access to college credit without ever leaving our campus. We also offer an extra-curricular program with a wide variety of athletics and activities that are designed to enhance the school experience for everybody.

Please join us, be involved, and help us make the best educational experience the state of Washington has to offer.

Genuinely,
John McCoy
Principal
john.mccoy@rsdmail.org
509-464-8550
RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of RHS is to provide a safe, nurturing environment encouraging all students to develop their full potential and become independent thinkers, lifelong learners and responsible citizens who contribute to the betterment of the world through curricular, co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities.
Principal's Weekly Message
October 19, 2017

So tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 20), is the Big Battle of The Horns as I mentioned. Please come if you can to see the new level of involvement from our local Shriners and the fun stuff that will happen prior to the game. Also, please bring some canned food, if you can, as we are competing against Deer Park in a food drive as well.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 is a late start.

Thursday, Oct. 26 is our Assembly of The Arts. We began doing this assembly several years ago as a way to highlight the arts for our students. There are many who may not get a chance to be exposed to the fine and visual arts. There are also many who do not get the chance to see their classmates perform or show off their talents in these areas.

This assembly will begin right after we get students settled in the MPR first thing in the morning (around 8:00 A.M.) Again, if you have time in your day, please join us.

Warm regards,

John McCoy
Principal



Counseling Corner

12 days ago

  Hello and welcome to the Riverside High School Counseling Center!

We are happy to help guide and assist our students in their journey through high school and beyond. We aim to support our students in their academics, their college and career endeavors and with any social-emotional challenges they may face. The transition into young adulthood is exciting and sometimes intimidating. We are here to help wherever our students may be in their personal journey.

Jeanne Powers


Counselor for 9th and 11th Grades
jeanne.powers@rsdmail.org
464-8561

WDFY & Senior Class Advisor
Foreign Exchange Student Counselor

Bethany Fink


Counselor for 10th and 12th Grades
bethany.fink@rsdmail.org
464-8560

Section 504 Coordinator
ISP High School Counselor


Upcoming Events

Financial Aid Night


October 16th @ 6 p.m.


Come learn about Financial Aid and get help filling our the FAFSA



ACT Testing


Test Oct 28 / Register by Sept 22

Test Dec 9 / Register by Nov 3

Test Feb 10 / Register by Jan 10

Test April 14 / Register by March 9


Register @ act.org


Test Fees*

- ACT                             $46

- ACT with Writing      $62.50


*If you cannot afford the test fee, ask your counselor about requesting a fee waiver

SAT Testing


Test Nov 4 / Register by Oct 5

Test Dec 2 / Register by Nov 2

Test March 10 / Register by Feb 9

Test May 5 / Register by April 6

Test June 2 / Register by May 3


Register @ collegeboard.org


Test Fees*

- SAT                              $46

- SAT with Essay          $60

- SAT Subject Tests     Varies


*If you cannot afford the test fee, ask your counselor about requesting a fee waiver


For more information please go to the Counseling Center



      Graduation Requirements

SENIORS - Class of 2018


21.5 Credits Required to Graduate

Pass Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) on English Language Arts and Mathematics - or the End Of Course (EOC) Mathematics Exam

Juniors - Class of 2019

Sophomores - Class of 2020


24 Credits Required to Graduate for Classes of 2019 and Beyond

Pass Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) on English Language Arts and Mathematics

Freshman - Class of 2021


24 Credits Required to Graduate


Pass Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) on English Language Arts and Mathematics


Pass the WA Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) 

All RHS Students

30 hours of Community Service

Complete the High School and Beyond Plan


Social-Emotional Supports



Spokane County Crisis Intervention and Community Information Services


FRONTIER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

First Call For Help 

838-4428

24 HOURS A DAY


Toll Free 1-877-678-4428


Community Service & Volunteer  Opportunities

As a student at RHS you MUST complete 30 hours of community service in order to graduate. These hours need to be independently logged by yourself and turned in to your school counselor before the start of your last quarter senior year.

If you transfer to RHS as a Junior you are required 10 community service hours.

Helping run school related activities outside of the normal school day can be considered community service (i.e. Helping with ASB/Leadership related activities such as the Thanksgiving Dinner).

BENEFITS of GIVING BACK to YOUR community:
  • Help make our community a better place
  • Create a sense of unity and care
  • Can influence your future career choices
  • Good experience you can refer to when trying to get a job or write college admissions essays.
Need a Community Service Form?
Need ideas of where to volunteer? Search using these websites:
Want to help locally? Consider the following:


College and Career


Scholarship List

For a list of possible opportunities for scholarships

Connect your interests with career possibilities.

Ready Set Grad

For students 6th - college & parents. What you need to know & do to go to college.

For college and career exploration, financial aid info, and college application tips

College Board

For more info on PSAT, SAT, ACT, & AP Testing

SAT prep course as well as support in many subjects and grade levels - all FREE!
Riverside High School Rotary Student of the Month
Riverside High School Rotary Student of the Month
Jamie Conner is our October Rotary Student of the Month.

Jamie is a 12 year senior at Riverside High School. She has a 3.984 grade point average. Jamie is currently taking Physics, Calculus, Engineering and AP English. Jamie is involved in varsity soccer and varsity track.

Jamie would like to attend WSU and study chemical engineering. When Jamie is not in school she likes to spend time hiking and camping. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to play with her dogs, Cabela and Gunner. Congratulations, Jamie!

Academic Pathways

about 1 month ago

Academic pathways at Riverside High School are for the purpose of guiding students towards their particular career goals. By taking the recommended courses in a pathway, students will be prepared to transition to post-secondary opportunities with strong skills and a solid foundation. 

These pathways will also be used by students to designate Personal Pathway Requirements (PPR). PPRs are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome chosen by the student based on the student's interest and High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) that may include Career & Technical Education (CTE), and are intended to provide a focus for a student's learning. 

If you are interested in discussing your personal pathway for your post-secondary plans, please contact the counseling center or you may contact Talana Mielke in the Career Center.



Fine Arts


This pathway focuses on fine arts. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Arts Program of Study Worksheet


Computer Science


This pathway focuses on computer science. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Computer Science Program of Study Worksheet


Engineering


This pathway focuses on engineering. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Engineering Program of Study Worksheet


Health Sciences


This pathway focuses on health sciences. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Health Sciences Program of Study Worksheet


Humanities & Communication


This pathway focuses on humanities and communication. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Humanities & Communication Program of Study Worksheet


Industrial, Construction, & Manufacturing


This pathway focuses on industrial, construction and manufacturing. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Industrial, Construction, & Manufacturing Program of Study Worksheet


Media & Design


This pathway focuses on media and design. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Media & Design Program of Study Worksheet


Music


This pathway focuses on music. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Music Program of Study Worksheet


Power Mechanics


This pathway focuses on power mechanics. Check out the variety of careers these preparation courses/programs lead to in industry. 

Power Mechanics Program of Study Worksheet

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