by Carin Kirkegaard
Rock Canyon High School (RCHS), for the first time in the school’s history, will have its inaugural senior class walking the halls of the school August 15. With this long anticipated moment comes changes to the make up of the school.
With nearly 1,200 students attending RCHS this fall, the school was classified as a division 4A high school. The Colorado High School Activities Association classifies schools according to the number of students attending the school.
The increased student population will also bring about changes for the daily running of the school. Every classroom is assigned, and with the addition of 23 new teachers, staff will share classrooms and phones. Students will also notice the increase in numbers. Freshman and sophomores will share lockers. In addition, if the school receives more parking spot applications than the 442 spots available, the school will implement a requirement of a 2.0 grade point average for a student to be eligible for a parking spot.
Rock Canyon Registration Information
Registration for RCHS students will be held Thursday, August 10 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Commons area. During this time, students will be able to turn in required forms, receive class schedules, have ID pictures taken, and have school pictures taken for the year book. Students will also be able to tour the school and find classroom locations. Registration is based on the student’s last name. To find out when to attend, check with the office at 303-387-3000.
The first day of classes for freshman will be August 14. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will begin classes August 15. The school day for Rock Canyon students will run from 7:20 a.m. until 2:32 p.m.
To learn more about RCHS, please visit: www.dcsd.k12.co.us/secondary/rchs/index.html.