Informational Presentation 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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; http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Hzgzim5m7oU&vq =medium Vision for School Vision for Staff and Leadership Academic Area English Math (includes meeting Algebra requirement) Biology Physical Science World History US History Civics Economics Fine Art / Foreign Language / CTE Physical Education Health – Completion Flag / Activity Electives Total HSEE ELA HSEE MATH RMHS Credits 40 20 10 10 10 10 5 5 10 20 0 85 225 Pass Pass 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. 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. Facilities Nine Buildings Administration Library / Media Center English and Social Studies Math and science Performing arts center Gymnasium Cafeteria Central plant Parking areas for students, Stadium Concession staff, and visitors 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 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 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 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 School Site Council (SSC) English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Athletic Boosters Parent Connect Volunteer Opportunities Daily greeting Classroom assistance Supervision Athletics Chaperone RMHS Boundary 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, 2013. 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 92262.