Rocky Mountain High School

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Principal: Craig Woodall
Assistant Principals: Karen Bennett, Tim Bruell, Wayne Moddelmog and Tyler Nickel
Director of Athletics: Wayne Moddelmog
Director of Activities: Tyler Nickel


SCHOOL DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS

Fort Collins, Colorado, located 60 miles north of Denver, has an urban population of approximately 142,000. Colorado State University in Fort Collins is noted for its College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Business. Fort Collins is also home to Front Range Community College, Hewlett Packard, Woodward Governor, Water Pik Technologies, Agilent Technologies and Anheuser-Busch. The Poudre School District includes thirty-one elementary schools, ten middle schools, seven high schools, two charter schools and one online school.  The total enrollment for Poudre School District is 24,508 with a professional staff of 1885.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

A comprehensive four year high school (grades 9-12).

Accreditation:  Colorado Department of Education

Credit: 5 credits per 9-week term for classes that meet 90 minutes daily (4x4 block). Variable credits in PaCE, enrichment experiences, and some music classes.

Grade Point Average:  Includes grades in all courses taken in grades 9-12.  A=4.00; B=3.00; C=2.00; D=1.00; F=0.00.

Class Rank:  GPA in grades 9-12 adjusted on a 4.0 GPA scale.  Students can earn GPA bonus points of .002 for each credit earned in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in which students receive an A, B or C grade. The bonus point factor of .002 is multiplied by the total number of AP credits earned by students and added to the existing GPA. This means student graduating in 2005 and beyond can earn GPAs higher than 4.0.

GPA Bonus Point System Calculation Example

Total student credit earned   275
GPA before bonus points are applied 3.86
Total AP credits earned  35
Multiplied by bonus factor of .002 x.002
Bonus points earned .07 +.07
GPA after bonus points are applied 3.93

Faculty:  Seventy-two percent of the 126 licensed staff members hold advanced degrees.

Guidance: Seven Counselors and three Vocational Guidance Consultants, Counseling Secretary, two
Registrars, and College/Career Center Counselor.

AP Courses: AP courses are available to all students 10-12 who have completed the prerequisites.

Extracurricular Activities: A wide range of clubs, student government, interscholastic athletics, service committees, forensics, music and theatre.

Class Size:  Approximately 30 students enrolled in academic classes.

Enrollment:  Class of 2016 – 468; Class of 2017 – 477 ; Class of 2018 – 502; Class of 2019 –  525.

Graduating Class of 2016:  468

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate a student must earn a minimum of 240 semester hours of credit in grades 9-12.  Details of our graduation requirements can be found under the Academics section of our website.

C.E.E.B CODE:

060-588

TESTING PROGRAMS

The testing programs used at Rocky Mountain High School include:

Ninth Grade:  PARCC (Reading, Writing, Math), Level Tests
Tenth Grade:  PSAT, PLAN, AP, Level Tests
Eleventh Grade:  PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP
Twelfth Grade:  AP
All Grades:  World Language District Assessments
 

CLASS OF 2016 EXAM RESULTS

National Merit Finalists               3

National Merit Scholarship          1

National Hispanic Recognition     1

Perfect ACT                               2

Boettcher Scholars                    2

Daniels Fund Scholars              3

Total students tested:  ACT – 453, SAT – 44, PSAT – 147

Mean Score ACT SAT PSAT
English 22.0 -- --
Reading 22.8 598 54.1
Writing -- 572 51.8
Math 21.7 597 55.5
Science Reasoning 22.0 -- --
Composite 22.3 -- --

AP COURSES OFFERED

  • Art Studio
  • Human Geography
  • Biology
  • Physics B
  • Computer Science A
  • Calculus AB & BC
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish
  • Economics - Macro/Micro
  • Statistics
  • English Lit/Comp
  • U.S. Government/Comparative Government
  • Environmental Science
  • U.S. History
  • European History
  • French
  • German

CU CREDITED COURSES

Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP History, AP Psychology, Calculus III, College Trigonometry, College Algebra and College Prep/Comp, British Literature, Business Leadership

OTHER CREDITED COURSES

Colorado’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act entitles all 11th and 12th grade high school students who meet established guidelines to take approved college classes on a space available basis.

COLLEGE ATTENDANCE

Eighty-three percent of graduates are continuing their education in institutions of higher learning (53% in 4-year schools; 25% in 2-year schools and 17% in other pursuits).