Ken Wagner, Ed.D., Principal 31001 Rattler Road Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Rancho Mirage High School, Palm Springs Unified School District's fourth comprehensive high school, is currently under construction on 60 plus acres near the Da Vall Drive and Ramon Road in the City of Rancho Mirage. With a capacity for 2,300 students, Rancho Mirage High is projected to be completed in the Spring of 2013 and open with 9th and 10th grader students for the 2013-14 school year. The mascot is the Rattlers and the school colors are Maroon, Silver, and Columbian Blue.
MISSION & VISION
The Mission and Vision of Rancho Mirage High School will be refined by the staff, students and community. The following are the district and administrative mission and vision for the planning and opening of RMHS.
Students will graduate from high school prepared and motivated to succeed in their chosen career and higher education, ultimately contributing to the common good. This mission is to be accomplished through the beliefs and focus of the Palm Springs Unified School District.
District Goals: All students in PSUSD will meet grade level proficiency in standards in the core academic subjects as measured by the California Standards Test (CST); All English Language Learners will advance one level per year in English Language proficiency as measured by the California English Language Development Test (CELDT); All students will attend school every day and graduate from high school. Each of these will be accomplished through highly effective, research-based first teaching, strategic and intensive intervention, and data-driven collaboration (PLCs) to inform instruction.
The mission of Rancho Mirage High School is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all students. Each student will be expected to succeed within the bounds of their abilities and chosen educational and career goals. Each student will be treated as an individual, given the tools to be a lifelong learner, and taught to function as a member of a group and as a productive and meaningful member of society.
The vision for Rancho Mirage High School is initially guided by the PSUSD goals and the principal’s personal beliefs.
RMHS expects all students to work toward graduation and successfully transition to college or career. All students are welcomed into a school culture that encourages individuality and expects extra/co-curricular participation in order to foster a sense of belonging. By participating in this educational community, students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will serve them today and in the future.
Personal and Social Responsibility - to achieve these qualities students:
Develop strong communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills;
Develop lifelong learning skills;
Treat all members with respect, dignity, and sensitivity;
Practice integrity in all endeavors;
Parents and Community
RMHS is a working partnership of students, parents, staff and community members who effectively communicate to meet the educational needs of its students.
Parent and Community Responsibility – to achieve academic and social success, opportunities are available to:
Actively participate in the student’s education to increase student attendance, participation, and enhance student/community involvement;
Become familiar with the school community to ensure that each student is actively engaged in learning and taking advantage of the available academic, career technical, athletic, extra-curricular, and support programs;
Become familiar with district and state graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and essential skills that foster career success;
Develop partnerships between the business, government, and school community;
RMHS provide students with a safe and secure learning environment characterized by responsible, respectful, and ethical behavior by the entire school community.
Safe and Secure Environment by:
Providing facilities at schools that optimize student opportunity and learning;
Supplementing academic curricula with character-building and support programs;
Implementing and regularly updating safe school, emergency preparedness and response plans;
Staff and School Leadership
RMHS is a professional learning community that ensures that all students learn at high levels through a collaborative culture and an ambitious vision for student success.
Teacher and Administrative Responsibility – to help students achieve their full potential the staff of the school ensure:
Relentless focus on student achievement;
Engagement of all students in an active learning environment;
Participation in extra/co-curricular activities;
Creation of a collaborative and professional school culture;
Active engagement in collaborative decision making that improves student achievement;
Creation of a culture by which professionals continuously improve their individual and collective professional practice and seek professional learning experiences that enable them to meet the 21st century needs of all students;
Support for peers to improve through shared responsibility and mutual accountability;
Active communication exits among the administration, staff, students, parents, and community.
Last updated: 10/29/2012 4:14:59 PM