File - Rancho Mirage High School

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Informational Presentation
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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
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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
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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
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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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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;
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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
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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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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
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Performing Arts Center
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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
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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
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Marching band
Performance band
Performance choir
Jazz ensemble
Concert choir
Chamber singers
Dance ensemble
Cheerleading
Publications
Speech competition
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Athletics
ASB
AVID
Academic clubs
Service clubs
Academic decathlon
Mock trial
Peer tutoring
ROTC
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School Site Council (SSC)
English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Athletic Boosters
Parent Connect
Volunteer Opportunities
Daily greeting
 Classroom assistance
 Supervision
 Athletics
 Chaperone
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RMHS
Boundary
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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.
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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.

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