We are streaming Graduation 2015 LIVE!

images-7If you would like to see the Graduation Ceremony this evening, we will be streaming it live on http://thecube.com/event/511278?concept=1.

Congratulations Class of 2015!

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RHS Summer Opportunities

For more information on summer opportunities, please contact Mrs. Leary, Assistant Principal at aleary@pasco.k12.fl.us.

 Credit Recovery Options

RHS students who failed a semester grade have four opportunities over summer to recover credit as well an enrichment program to help students prepare and pass the Algebra 1 EOC. 

SS_Logo_En I.  Extended School Year (ESY) – This 10 day program will offer face-to-face and online credit recovery courses through APEX with certified teachers available to assist students. It takes place on the Ridgewood High School campus from June 17 to July 2, excluding Fridays.

A morning session will be offered from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM, and an afternoon session from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Bus transportation to and from the morning session only will be provided for students who ride a school bus during the regular school year. Breakfast and lunch will also be served.

Ridgewood Only – Extended – Extended School Year – This is a 10 day, half day program that will offer online credit recovery courses through APEX with certified teachers available to assist students. It takes place on the Ridgewood High School campus from July 27-August 6, excluding Fridays. This option is for students in the Class of 2016, 2017 cohorts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. You must find your own transportation.

 II. Adult Education Summer School – A traditional summer school program will be offered at Marchman Technical Education Center.  Students will register on a first come, first served basis on July 6th from 8 AM until noon at Marchman Technical College.

This summer session is scheduled from July 7 – 23 excluding Fridays. Students may only repeat a maximum of 2 courses per academic year through Adult Education. Transportation is NOT provided.  The course offerings are based on sufficient enrollment and will be in the following subject areas: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

 III.  Pasco E School – Pasco E School has many high school courses being offered over summer, including elective courses.  If you wish to sign up for a Pasco E School course you must first create a user account at www.flvs.net. When you request a course please make sure you select Pasco E School from the District Franchise drop down menu.  Students are expected to complete the course by August 21, 2015.

Requests for ANY Credit Recovery Option will need to be finalized ASAP for sufficient time to process the request.  Please see your guidance counselor or Mrs. Leary for more information.

Summer Enrichment Options



Contact Mrs. Stark for information on this program.

All students who have not passed the Algebra EOC or would like enrichment in mathematics should sign up for the Algebra 1 EOC Boot Camp. We will be focusing on PERT preparation as well. We will be offering half day intensive learning sessions on 7/13-7/16 from 7:30AM-11AM and full day power learning session on 7/20 from 7:30AM-3PM. The Algebra 1 EOC Retake will be administered on 7/21 & 7/22 at Ridgewood. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided.

srpsipadwkshpiconiPAD PROJECT PROGRAM TRAINING  7/27-7/38  8:30AM-3PM  in the RHS Gym

All students enrolled in the iPad Program for the 2015-16 school year must attend these 3 half day workshops.  You should bring your $56 insurance payment and RHS Acceptable Use Policy signed. Please contact Ms. Hlista @ ghlista@pasco.k12.fl.us for more information.

boot-camp-poster21ADVANCED PLACEMENT BOOT CAMP  8/11  8:30AM-3PM  in the RHS Gym

Please enroll by June 3.

All students taking Advanced Placement courses next year should enlist in our AP Summer Boot Camp – applications due to Mrs. Leary by June 3.  Attending the boot camp will be in lieu of completing the RHS AP Summer Assignment. 

We are excited to have your child in the Advanced Placement Program next year. College-level courses will prepare them for the next stage of life. Like you, we are committed to preparing your child for the future.

The goal of AP Boot Camp is for your child to discuss and develop the skills they will need for success in high school, in college, and beyond. This program is for students that have taken numerous AP courses, as well as those who are just starting out. The Boot Camp is not about learning academic content, but developing those attributes that will guarantee success while having fun and building relationships. In addition, this event will allow students to establish bonds with their peers that will promote solidarity in the classroom.

AP Boot Camp is NOT a military recruitment event or a highly physical endeavor. The boot camp theme is simply a fun way to get students excited about demonstrating their skills. The AP Boot Camp is free; however we are asking for a $5 donation to help off set the costs of running this workshop (snacks, pizza).

{9F857507-CD17-48DC-BCC6-82E5559CDCE7}_Freashman ORAM UNIVERSITY – 9th Grade Orientation 8/13  8:30AM-3PM in the RHS Gym  Highly Recommended!

The annual RAM U Summer Orientation will be held on August 13,2015 from 8:30AM-3PM on the Ridgewood High School campus. The Summer Orientation is a one-day program that is essential to starting each freshman student out on the right hoof.  Representatives from vital areas of RHS will be in attendance to explain their departments, programs, and clubs. Student Orientation Leaders known as Mentors will be on hand to lead student groups through team building initiatives and important freshman activities. Administration and counselors will be in attendance to reinforce high school requirements and expectations.

All activities during the RAM U Summer Orientation are free to incoming freshmen, including breakfast and lunch! Only students who attend August 13th for the entire day will receive their class schedule before the first day of school. More information will be provided in the upcoming June/July newsletter and on the RHS website. 


  • Breakfast
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • I’m in High School. . . Now What?
  • Starting Out on the Right Hoof – Academic Success
  • 9th Grade School Picture & ID Badges
  • Luncheon
  • Technology & High School Success
  • Number Crunching: What a 0 Does to Your GPA
  • Getting Involved: Building a High School Resume
  • High School Athletics & Clubs – Get Involved!
  • 9th Grade Registration – Get Your Schedule, Pay Fees, Locker, Find Your Classes, Meet Your Teachers!
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5/27: Cheerleading Meeting 2015-16 6PM Cafeteria

images-12Join our new cheerleading coach, Ms. Baer, for the Pre-tryout Cheerleading Parent Meeting on Wed., May 27 @ 6PM in the RHS Cafeteria. Tryouts are June 10-12 from 9AM-12PM in the RHS Gym. Please complete the 15-16 cheer application. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Baer at cbaer@pasco.k12.fl.us.



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5/26: Parent University for Class of 2019 (Incoming 9th Grade) 6PM

Parents and incoming 9th graders (Class of 2019), please join us in the cafeteria on Tuesday, May 26 at 6PM for our 9th grade Transition Night. Please download the agenda 5.26_Parent U May 2015.

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5/26: Advanced Placement Expectations Night 6PM

RHS-AP ScholarsAdvanced Placement Expectations Night is Tuesday, May 26 from 6-7PM

If you are enrolled in an AP course for the 2015-16 school year, you should attend to meet your teachers, pick up your syllabi, and summer assignments.  You will also have the opportunity to sign up for AP Boot Camp in August! $5 donation is requested. There will be an AP Program Summer Assignment but if you participate AP Boot Camp you will be exempt. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Leary.

AP Expectations Night Handout 2015


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Class of 2015 regarding last week of school


Seniors will receive the following form as well as other important documents that should be completed prior to Senior Checkout on Wednesday, May 20. All seniors will recieve this information in their English classes on Monday, May 18.

If the Senior Checkout sheet and all obligations to RHS are not completed, seniors risk not recieving their caps and gowns as well as graduation tickets.

Senior Checkout Form 2015


The final academic day for seniors is Wednesday, May 20.  Graduation Practice will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 8:30AM-12PM & Friday, May 22 from 9:30AM-11:30AM. Please report to the gym on time and in dress code. Tickets will be distributed on the last day.


The Class of 2015 Senior Picnic will be immediately following Graduation Practice on Friday, May 22 until 1:30PM at the Baseball Field. In order to participate in the water activities, students must have a parent permission form signed. These forms will be included in the checkout packet. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the event, please contact Donna Leonard.

Class of 2015 Senior Picnic Flyer


Following Friday, May 22, seniors who have to conduct school business must do so after student-contact hours.

Drop-in visitations are not permitted during the remainder of the school year.  Seniors found loitering on campus, including the parking lot, run the risk of losing their privilege to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please help us ensure a safe learning environment for underclassmen by adhering to our expectations.

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5/18-5/22: RHS Awards Week

images-11The PRIDE Workgroup will be sponsoring our 2015 Celebration of Excellence Recognition Week from May 18-May 22. Although we realize that not all students can be recognized at the “Recogntion of Excellence: Athletics & Academic Awards” Ceremony, each individual staff member will have a chance to recognize students on campus and in their classrooms. Each staff member will recieve 10 certificates of achievement and slushie coupons that they may distribute during this week.

“Night of Excellence” Senior Scholarship Night – May 19 @ 6PM in the cafeteria

Seniors will be recognized for their contributions to Ridgewood High School as well as the community. Invitations have been distributed to students as well as mailed home. Students will be recognized with scholarships only. We will be offering a dinner courtesy of the RHS Interact Club as a part of the ceremony. Students should have RSVP to Mrs. Leonard by Friday, May 15.

“Recognition of Excellence” Academic & Athletic Awards – May 20 @ 1PM in the gym

Students will be recognized for their contributions in academics, athletics, clubs, and living the mission during the 2014-2015 school year. Invitations have been distributed to students and mailed home. Parents may also attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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