Exciting opportunities …

You may or may not know that RHS is currently offering dual enrollment possibilities in a few of our courses.  The definition below will provide a bit more detail into this real opportunity for students to not only earn college credit but to also:

  • have a chance to experience interests and passions prior to college
  • earn a business ready certificate while still attending high school
  • set apart their transcript from other high school students by adding college credits/transcript to a high school transcript
  • earn college credits at a reduced rate
  • potentially interact with college professors and take advantage of college resources.

In recent years, dual-enrollment programs, courses, and experiences have grown in popularity in the United States, and they are generally viewed as a way to expose students to collegiate learning, demystify the collegiate experience, provide more challenging learning opportunities, increase postsecondary aspirations, or accelerate the attainment of a college degree—all of which can contribute to higher enrollment, success, and degree-attainment rates in postsecondary education programs.

In addition, since dual-enrollment programs may allow students to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously, they can decrease the amount of time—by a semester, year, or even more—commonly required to earn a two- or four-year postsecondary degree. And because the cost of dual-enrollment courses may be fully or partially subsidized, the expenses and loan debt averted by students and families can also improve the chances that a student will choose to enroll in and complete a postsecondary program. (The growing costs associated with earning a college degree, and concerns about taking on loan debt, are among the most frequently cited reasons why students decide not to pursue postsecondary education.) 

Randolph High School currently has partnerships with Rider University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and our very own County College of Morris.  We are currently pursuing opportunities with other colleges and universities to offer students dual enrollment options while still in high school ~
STAY TUNED ~ MORE TO COME!

KNOW THE LATEST…

Please take some time to review the latest information on what many are referring to as the vaping epidemic-

https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/teen-vaping/

The latest from an article published in Education Week-

Stop Vaping, CDC Warns, as Deaths and Illness Linked to E-Cigarettes Grows

After the death of a third person has been linked to vaping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people to refrain from using e-cigarettes. The warning comes as a fast-growing number of respiratory illnesses tied to e-cigarettes has sickened more than 400 people in 33 states, killing three.

 

 

RHS PASSION PROJECTS

The HS continues to have a team of teachers and administrators who meet regularly during lunch to “chat and chew!”  ( I borrowed that from our instructional coaches).  As part of one of those leadership discussions a few years ago we talked about ways to continue to enhance the culture and climate of RHS.  We wanted the idea to be driven by passion and not by directives or deadlines.  We came up with PASSION PROJECTS and left the rest to the staff.  Our only oversight was that the project had to in some way have a positive impact on the culture and climate of the high school.

These projects do not take the place of meetings or department goals or building goals ~ they do not take the place of professional learning communities.  Our teachers still meet with departments for vertical and horizontal curriculum alignment and with the building as a whole.  These projects go above and beyond to add that extra level beyond compliance that contributes to building our RAMily.

I am once again incredibly impressed with our staff.  We combined our PASSION PROJECT SHOWCASE with a little gelato provided by the administrative/supervisory team as well as the continuation of our professional development work (curriculum/assessment alignment) and it turned out to be a great afternoon.

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