Welcome to the RRHS Counseling Department

Mission Statement

The role of the counselor is to assist all students through a comprehensive developmental counseling program to reach their emotional, social, and academic potential.

MEET YOUR COUNSELORS

APPOINTMENTS WITH COUNSELORS

Students:

Please stop by your counselor's office. Counselors have sign-up sheets on their doors for students to request to be seen.

Parents:

Please contact your student's counselor by phone or email to set up an appointment.


The importance of using Power School:

Parent/Teacher/Student communication is crucial to your student’s academic success. Grades, attendance and teacher email addresses are in Power School. Please check this site regularly! https://powerschool.rrps.net/public/home.html

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

STANDARD DIPLOMA

REQUIRES COMPLETION OF 26 CREDITS

4 English Credits-English 9, 10, 11, 12

4 Social Studies Credits-0.5 NM History, 0.5 World Geography, 1 World History, 1 U.S. History, 0.5 Economics, 0.5 Government

4 Science-Must include two of the following (2 of the 3 different disciplines) Chemistry or Chemistry in the Community, Biology, or Physics, as well as two additional science electives

4 Math Credits-Including Algebra II (it's equivalent or higher)

1 World Language or Career Cluster or Workplace Readiness

1 Physical Education Credit

0.5 Health Credit

0.5 Technology Credit

0.5 Fine Art Credit

6.5 Elective Credits

  • Students must take one high school credit of a Distance Learning OR Advanced Placement (AP) OR a Dual Enrollment college class


DIPLOMA OF DISTINCTION

REQUIRES COMPLETION OF 28 CREDITS WITH NO GRADE LOWER THAN A C-. WEIGHTED COURSE LETTER GRADES WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED.

4 English Credits-English 9, 10, 11, 12

4 Social Studies Credits-NM History/World Geography, 1 World History, 1 U.S. History, Economics/Government

4 Science-Must include Earth & Space/Conceptual Physics**; two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, or Physics: as well as one additional science elective

4 Math Credits-Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Trigonometry equivalent or higher. (Financial Algebra or Everyday Stats does not qualify)

2 World Language Credits in the same language

1 Physical Education Credit

0.5 Health Credit

0.5 Technology Credit

0.5 Fine Art Credit

7.5 Elective Credits

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of semester 7 (fall of senior year)
  • Students must take two credits of AP (Advanced Placement) courses

**An alternate 9th grade science course may be substituted for incoming transfer students.


ASSESSMENTS

New Mexico State Public Education Department: For reading, writing, math, and science, students must take at least two administrations of the designated standardized subject assessments before using an alternative demonstration of competency test (ADC). However, students may take an EOC after completing any high school level course and may bank a passing score to employ at a later date in case they do not pass the designated standardized test in a subject area.

Students who complete credit requirements but do not meet assessment requirements are eligible for a Certificate of Completion. These students have five (5) years past exiting high school to pass assessments in the required subjects to earn a New Mexico diploma.

BILINGUAL-BILITERACY DIPLOMA SEAL

  • Meet all NM PED and RRPS graduation requirements
  • Earn 4 units of credit on transcript in the same language with a C or better (may be from other institutions and may include a Dual Credit experience to get the 4th credit)
  • Earn a score of 3 or higher on one of the following AP exams: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature – in addition, students will be encouraged by their Language teacher to take the STAMP or AAPPL exam and earn an Intermediate High or higher on either of those exams.

SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICY

Schedule Change Policy: Time sensitive, deadline 2 weeks after semester begins.

A schedule change will not be granted for:

  • Teacher changes
  • Period changes
  • Elective changes
  • Lunch changes

A schedule change will be granted if:

  • The student does not meet course prerequisite
  • The student is placed in the wrong level of the course
  • Missing a core subject or class period
  • Adding/dropping a team sport or performing arts class (must be approved by coach/teacher)
  • Senior in danger of not meeting graduation requirements

*Please remember, students selected alternate electives last year and were informed if they did not receive their first choice electives that an alternate elective choice would be in their schedule.

Year long courses have an A and a B after the course name. If you register for a year long class, you will remain in that course for the duration of the school year.

The Counseling department will review the schedule change request form for the criteria above. If the schedule change is granted, you will receive an updated schedule and if your request is not granted, you will receive notification that your request did not meet the criteria above. Students are expected to follow their schedule unless notified of a change, otherwise their attendance will be affected.

TRANSCRIPTS

Two ways to order a transcript:

1. To order your official transcripts, please visit the Parchment website (below).

2. Drop off a stamped envelope at the Registrar's office in the administration building, room 109. When using an envelope, please write the address of the location you would like your transcript delivered to (example on left) and include your student ID number on a note inside the envelope. The registrar will complete the return address portion of envelope.