Richmond Senior High School is hosting an event tonight to allow those entering 10th grade and their guardians a chance to familiarize themselves with all the options before them.
The RSHS Curriculum Fair is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students and parents can learn about registration, course offerings, college credits, online courses, graduation requirements and extracurricular activities at the high school.
RSHS Graduation Project Coordinator Sharon Johnson, who is also coordinating this event, explained the Curriculum Fair will begin with an opening session. Information on courses and electives will be on display around the cafeteria.
“Thursday evening will be a wonderful opportunity for parents and students to talk with guidance counselors, teachers, current students and administrators,” Johnson said. “We want the rising 10th graders and their parents to know we are looking forward to them being a part of ‘Raider Magic.’”
RSHS Principal Cory Satterfield called the event “a win-win for all the families who take the time to attend.”
“The Curriculum Fair is a great opportunity for parents and students to see and visit with all faculty concerning curriculum choices, extra-curricula activities and athletic activities,” he said. “It gives all parents and students the opportunity to map out the next three years of high school and prepare their students for college entrance, the military or the workforce.”
“North Carolina had the foresight to be progressive in changing the curriculum a few years ago,” said Richmond County Schools Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Dr. Michael Perry. “Today’s curriculum revisions are tied directly into national standards that are also being revised. The global focus of these standards has substantively and philosophically changed our state’s curriculum.”
He said there are several reasons that parents of next year’s 10th graders should attend the Curriculum Fair, including the state’s new accountability program, called ACRE, new goals and objectives for the school system and new technical class offerings.
“We want all of parents to be informed of the changes in our course offerings for the upcoming years,” Perry concluded.
The first 50 Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy students to attend the event will receive a free t-shirt.
For more information, contact Johnson at (910) 997-9812 ext. 4131, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Staff Writer Philip D. Brown can be reached at (910) 997-3111 ext. 32, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.