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Rocky Hill High School
Location
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1980
School district Rocky Hill Public Schools
Principal Mario Almeida - as of September 2008
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 800
Athletics conference Northwest Conference (Nutmeg-Football) until 2009. After 2009 Central Connecticut Conference (CCC).
Mascot Terrier
Website

Rocky Hill High School is a four year high school for grades 9 through 12. It is located at 50 Chapin Avenue in Rocky Hill, Connecticut in the United States. The school was constructed in 1980, and has a rated capacity of 750. Recently, in order to house the increasing number of students, the possibility of constructing an expansion to the school has been discussed. In the mean time, to help ease congestion, one classroom is now available in an air conditioned trailer outside the high school(Modular).

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Curriculum

Rocky Hill High School is accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Several "Early College Experience" classes are offered at RHHS in collaboration with the University of Connecticut.[1]

Areas of study composing the core curriculum at RHHS include English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and foreign languages.

Many extra curricular classes are available in areas such as Technology, Art, as well as independent study.

As of May 2009, Rocky Hill High School is now cordinating with Virtual High School program, to help provide students with extra opportunity to take classes online. These classes are ones generally not offered to students at RHHS, and will be credited towards minimum required number of credits(22) needed to graduate from Rocky Hill High School

General Information

Approximately 70% of Rocky Hill High School graduates go to a four year college, 17% attend a two-year college, 4% enter the work force and approximately 2% enter the Military.

Rocky Hill High School coordinates with the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts as well as the Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science, both of which are magnet schools in nearby Hartford. The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is a place for students to express their interests in drawing, art, theater, and music. The Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science is a place for students to develop their abilities in Math and Science, and to consider these subjects as lifelong career pursuits.

Recoginition

  • In 2005, then Principal Robert Pitocco was selected as Connecticut State Principal of the Year.[2]
  • In 2006, then Assistant Principal Donna Hayward was selected as Connecticut State Assistant Principal of the Year.[3]

Sports Programs

Will join the Central Connecticut Conference at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. Soccer team is by far the most successful program in the school's history claiming most of the schools state titles. They are a state title contender year after year. The soccer field is named after coach John McVicar.

As of 2009, Lacrosse team has been established as an optional sport. They are also looking into Crew and Boys Volleyball Teams.

References

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