School Calendar & Bell Schedule
Our school calendar is established internally and consists of approximately 180 days over a nine-month schedule. These days are divided into instructional days, some in-year teacher workdays and Flex days. Flex days are anticipated to be held near the end of each quarter, depending on teacher needs. In addition, teachers meet weekly on Friday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. in their Learning Teams for collaborative planning and evaluation. The school employs both teacher and student workdays which do not require on-campus attendance but instead on-line work that is monitored by teachers.
The RTHS summer “Meet RTHS Camp” (NEST) is in addition to the school calendar and managed as a separate program. Information on this program will be communicated during the enrollment period.
Students attend six 50-minute classes and a 50-minute seminar/study period each day. In an effort to make the most of each school day and learning opportunity, our school day extends beyond traditional high school hours. Our day runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with additional learning opportunities available to students at 7:30 a.m. and from 3:45-5:00 p.m. depending on a student’s course load, internship opportunities, and need for extra tutoring or time with teachers.
The school day includes a 30 minute mentoring period as well, in which students and teachers have one-on-one meetings and students get together for team- and community-building.