Extended School Year & Summer Opportunities

Have you failed a class? Need to recover courses from previous years? Well, RHS has the program for you! Extended School Year 2016 is your path to recovering those missing credits. There are three options being offered this summer. Please see your counselor to discuss your options and register for the ESY 2016.

  1. Extended School Year at RHS
    • 10 Full Days: June 20, 2016 to July 6, 2016
      • APEX Learning Lab and Face to Face teaching
      • Two Sessions: Morning 7:30-11:00 and Afternoon 11:30-3:00
  1. APEX Half Day Session at RHS
    • 10 Half Day: July 7, 2016 to July 21, 2016
      • APEX Only
      • Morning Session: 7:30-11:00
  1. Adult Education Extended School Year at RHS
    • 10 Full Days: July 12, 2016 to July 27, 2016
      • Two Sessions: Morning 8:00- 11:30 and Afternoon 12:00 to 3:30
      • See your Counselor for registration details
  1. On-line Classes

This option is for students who are highly motivated and self-driven who have reliable Internet access. You will have 18 weeks to finish a semester course and 36 weeks to finish a year-long course. However, students are encouraged to complete the course prior to the start of the 2017 school year. If you are taking a math class to advance, that course must be completed by August 15, 2016.

Throughout the entire summer Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the cafeteria free of charge. Transportation will also be provided throughout all Extended Year Services. For transportation, there will be a mid-day take home and a late afternoon take home.

Please see the ESY 2016 Flyer for more information or contact Mr. Hermansen at ehermans@pasco.k12.fl.us or your school counselor to complete an ESY Student Application!

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5/25: Senior Breakfast & Senior Check Out


All senior students are invited to attend the annual Senior Breakfast that will be held on May 25, 2016 at the Verizon Center on the corner of Trouble Creek Rd. and Little Rd. at 9AM. Students will be required to dress in business casual attire. This would include dress pants, dress shirt with tie, socks and dress shoes, specifically closed shoes (no sneakers, sandals, flip flops, etc.) for boys. For girls, a dress or skirt and blouse or pant suit. Jeans, shorts, shirts without a collar, tennis shoes, and flip-flops will not be permitted and students will be sent home to change if they come to the event dressed in this manner. Students should bring their completed Senior Checkout 2016 Form, which will follow immediately after the breakfast. This event is for students only.


The gown should be carefully hung and steamed for graduation. Do not iron. If the student owns the gown, then it does not need to be returned. If the gown is on loan, then the student must return the gown prior to receiving their diploma on June 3rd. BRING YOUR CAP & GOWN to the MANDATORY Graduation Practice on Friday, May 27th.

Note: Mortarboards (caps) are to look like they did when received from the company (no additional decorations). Only those items issued by the school may be worn on the outside of the gown (i.e. honor cords, medallions).


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Senior & District Exam Schedule 5/20-5/24



5/24 will be a 6 period Make Up Day. Please see Ms. Painter, if you have any questions.

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Zero Tolerance for Senior Pranks

We want our seniors to leave with positive experiences; thus, we must insist that all students refrain from “senior pranks.”  Even though students may find these acts funny, in most cases it’s accompanied by severe damage to the school or personal property and high costs to make repairs.  In the past, students involved have been denied participation in senior activities and the chance to participate at our graduation ceremony.  Some of these pranks have even been considered unlawful and led to students being charged by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.   Please take a few minutes to speak to your student about making good choices so that he/she can enjoy the final few weeks of this school year. The following letter May 9_senior prank letter was mailed and provided to each senior. Let’s make good choices RAMS!


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AP Boot Camp August 2 8:30-2:30

boot camp pic

If you are taking an Advanced Placement class next year, you will attend AP Boot Camp on August 2 from 8:30-2:30 (classroom hours for summer assignment help 2:30-3:30).  If you need a copy of the brochure, please download it here:  AP Boot Camp Brochure 2016. A $5 donation is requested to offset the cost of food and supplies provided throughout the day.  Donations can be given to Mrs. Leary with the registration form by June 3.

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Congratulations 2016-17 Student Council Officers!

Student Council Induction Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 26 in the Media Center at 6PM! Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP with Ms. Finn.


Student Government Executive Board

President: Matt Finn

VP: Tori Sass

Secretary: Stephanie Gonzalez

Class of 2017

President: Steffany Contreras

VP: Melba Perez

Secretary: Connor Myers

Treasurer: Kayla Deacutis

Class Rep: Claudia Diaz


Class of 2018

President: Tyler Powers

VP: Ariana Asmakis

Secretary: Sarah Arbour

Treasurer: Makayla Kaine

Class Rep: Paula Pitocco

Class of 2019

President: Jonathan Rios

VP: Sarah Scalici

Secretary: Brittany Zenobio

Treasurer: Riane Heyen

Class Rep: Hayley Evans

Class of 2020:

President. De Quan Rowland
VPresident: Samantha Cody
Secretary: Amanda Finn
Treasurer: Hailey Daughtry
Class Reps:  Olivia Clark
                       Riley Russ
                       Mackenzie White
                       Leila Above
                        Aliyah Tejada
                        Rosa Pitocco
                         Megan Hanley
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Class of 2016 Senior Information


For our seniors, the final days of high school will go by very quickly. Seniors who have outstanding debts to Ridgewood High School were given letters through English class and also were mailed home. They will need to bring their accounts to a zero balance prior to receiving graduation tickets and their diploma. This includes returning books and uniforms and/or paying for outstanding items. All payments are due no later than May 2. Delaying payment with prevent students from checking out at Senior Checkout, which will be done at Senior Breakfast. If you have any questions or you would like to use a credit card to satisfy the debts, please contact Mrs. Wegenaar at 774-3917 or go to the Ridgewood website.


Friday, May 6th is the final day for seniors to complete online classes in order to participate in Graduation. Please make sure that everything is finalized by this Friday. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Nelson, Senior School Counselor ASAP.


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