According to the New York Times, the White House just unveiled their new website College Scorecard, which is designed to provide students and parents with information about annual costs, graduation rates, and prospective salaries after graduation for colleges and universities across the country. This is an attempt to supplement existing ranking systems and provide families with clear,
clear, reliable data on critical questions of college affordability and value, such as whether they are likely to graduate, find middle-class jobs, and pay off their loans.
This website is very easy to navigate and contains a lot of valuable information in one place. We recommend that families utilize this website when beginning the college search process.
The following information is generally provided on each school's profile
Positive Findings For Local Universities
The following VA Colleges were listed on the site's list of 15 Colleges with High Graduation Rates Leading to High Incomes
The following VA Colleges were listed on the site's list of 23 four-year schools with low costs that lead to high incomes. These are colleges that have demonstrated high earnings and low costs for their lowest-income students
Any sophomore students interested in attending a HOBY Leadership Seminar should let their counselor know by Nov 10
Sophomores selected to represent RCHS at the 3-4 day seminar in Virginia may be eligible for scholarships to support the cost.
Please see your school counselor if you are interested.
TUTORING STARTS MONDAY 9/14.
The RCHS Library Media Center offers free drop-in tutoring and homework help to all students every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Our program is staffed by volunteer W&L students. There is no sign-up to use the drop-in tutoring program.
Students wishing to receive help need to report to the library directly after seventh period and sign-in at the front desk. Students need to have transportation as the library closes at 4:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. All students attending tutoring will receive a "proof of attendance slip".
Currently there are tutors in all levels of math, English, history, Spanish with more being added daily. Updates are posted on the library page of the RCHS website under "tutoring services" tab. You can click here to view that page.
Please see the following note from Dr. Thompson:
We are starting a little earlier this year, but we are already in the initial development stages of the 2016-2017 school calendar. Below is a link to a survey that will allow all school staff and parents the opportunity to provide input as a resource for building the calendar. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey. We would appreciate as much participation as possible so that the School Board can take your thoughts into account when considering calendar options. The survey will be available for the next two weeks.
The counselors have now presented to each grade level during English classes. To review the presentations that were given, please click the button below. If you have any questions, please see your school counselor
For Juniors and Seniors - in our presentations, we mentioned the importance of signing up for the College and Career Weekly Update, a newsletter created within our school counseling department. You can turn in a form with your email to Ms. van Ravenswaay in the counseling office, or you can click the button below to sign up to receive it via email. Parents are also encouraged to sign up! We promise that we won't spam you, and you can opt out of receiving the emails at any time when you receive them.