Parents new to the district wishing to enroll their student at RCHS may pick up an enrollment packet from the RCHS Registrar or at the Washington Unified School District office at 930 Westacre Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691. Packets must be completely filled out before a student will be enrolled. Course offerings will be subject to availability. Testing may be required for placement.
AP/Honors requires college-level work with many hours of individual reading, writing, and studying, a summer assignment is required, and an AP exam will be given at the end of the year in May. Please read the following information carefully:
1. Parents must fully understand that college-level coursework is not appropriate for most high school students, and may overwhelm those who are not sufficiently prepared for the increased work load.
2. Most Honors and AP courses require a summer assignment. See the instructor for specific assignments and due dates.
3. Weighted grades will only be conferred to students who pass the course with a grade of C or higher.
4.Drops from an Honors or AP class will be made only with the consent of the teacher, counselor, and administration staff. Parents and/or students wishing to withdraw should contact their student’s counselor so that a conference with the Honors/AP teacher for that course can be scheduled. Students will not be dropped after the second week of the term.
5. At the discretion of the instructor and in consultation with administration and counseling staff, a student receiving a grade lower than a C- at the end of the first grading period may be dropped to a college prep course or into an available elective. Students having significant problems with attendance or behavior may also be recommended for removal from the AP/Honors course at the discretion of the instructor.
These are the recommended eligibility criteria for AP/Honors classes. Final admission decisions are at the discretion of the instructor.
3.33 or higher GPA in core classes
B or better in subject area class that precedes the one for which student is applying (Example: If you are applying to AP US History, you must have received a B or better in World History or AP Euro)
90% Attendance (including tardies)
Few if any behavior problems
Though not mandatory, students enrolling in AP will be expected to sign up for the Subject specific AP Exam(s) in May. Please keep in mind that just taking an AP class means little in terms of college applications without a corresponding Pass (score of 3 or higher) on the AP Exam which demonstrates mastery of the material and confers college credit. Please check individual college websites for score requirement(3, 4, or 5) to earn college credit as some colleges require a higher score for credits awarded.
As personnel, facilities and material resources are assigned based on student’s course selections, it is imperative that students choose courses carefully (including alternates) during spring registration. Changes to student schedules create an impact on many other courses and, therefore, will only be made on a limited basis. If a student changes his/her schedule two weeks into the semester, that student is already behind in learning. Therefore, RCHS administration has established the following schedule change policy to promote academic success for students.
Students will be expected to keep the courses they selected. An exception to this will be made if a student is placed at the wrong level. If a forecast sheet is not received, a counselor will create a schedule for the student based on credits and course needs.
NOTE: IF A STUDENT / PARENT INITIATED SCHEDULE CHANGE IS MADE, THE STUDENT MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE START OF THE SEMESTER IN THE NEW CLASS. IF A STUDENT CHOOSES NOT TO COMPLETE AN ASSIGNMENT, A ZERO MAY BE ENTERED IN THE GRADEBOOK FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT, THEREFORE NEGATIVELY AFFECTING THE GRADE IN THE NEW CLASS. CLASS DROPS MADE AFTER THE THIRD WEEK OF A NEW TERM RECEIVE AN 'F' GRADE FOR THE DROPPED CLASS ON THE STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT.
INFORMATION ON SCHEDULE CHANGES - Schedule change requests must be submitted on specified days before the start of term by email only. Student/parent initiated change requests will be processed based on the criteria below and students will be notified of the disposition of their request.
Schedule changes will be made for the following reasons and dependent on availability:
I am missing a class I need to graduate.
I have a duplicate period in the same term.
I am in the wrong level of a class (ex: I am scheduled for Integrated Math 2, but I failed Integrated Math 1).
I am missing a period from my schedule (Please note: Juniors and Seniors with a missing 4th period are on a waiting list for a section of Driver Education).