Celebrating excellence in academics, activities and athletics – Jag brag!
Information provided by RCHS; photo courtesy of Julie Dean Lamb Photography
Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) staff recently welcomed Jaguars back to school (the majority of 80108 high school students are Jags) and the entire community is proud to celebrate excellence in academics, activities and athletics. This is only possible with hard-working, dedicated students, supportive parents and an incredible staff.
The RCHS class of 2018 earned $15.2 million dollars in scholarship dollars, had three National Merit Finalists, 15 Commended Scholars, one Boettcher Scholar, five appointments to military academies, and added nine new names on the Academic Wall of Honor. Since then, 10 more students have qualified.
The class of 2019 had 22 National Merit Commended Scholars or higher (TBD), 11 National Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars, and one student has already earned a perfect ACT score.
For SAT test takers in the class of 2019, 68 percent of students met both evidence-based reading, writing and math benchmarks which predicts college success (compared to 56 percent district, 39 percent state). Twenty-two percent of the students (108 out of 504 test takers) scored in the 90-99th percentile (1290-1570) and 26 students earned a 1590 out of a possible 1600, putting them in the 99th percentile.
Twenty-nine AP courses are offered and 42 percent of the student body are enrolled in AP courses. Ten courses/programs are offered for Concurrent Enrollment (CE) and for the class of 2018, 79 percent of seniors graduated with more than 25 CE credits.
More than 85 percent of the student body participates in athletics and extracurricular activities. There are 92 clubs to choose from, sponsored by 60 teachers. The class of 2018 had 30,548 hours of community service.
Athletic Celebrations for class of 2018
RCHS has 26 sanctioned sports that 1,226 student athletes participated in (614 female, 612 male). There were 160 two-sport athletes and 18 three-sport athletes.
Four league championships: softball, girls swim and dive, boys track and field, and girls soccer. Three regional championships: girls volleyball, girls tennis, and baseball. Final 4 Teams: boys basketball and girls soccer. Cheerleading and boys cross country were both state runner ups.
Individual state championships: Emily Sloan 100m and 300m hurdles (career: 6 state titles), 2 Gatorade Player of the Year Winners: Keeley Davis and Sam Masten. 35 student athletes signed to play collegiately.