Dear Rangeview High School Parents and Guardians,
I write to you today with mixed emotions as I share some personal news. After serving as the principal of Rangeview High School for the past seven years, I have made the difficult decision to undertake a new challenge. I will be leaving Rangeview to serve as principal of Gateway High School. Superintendent Rico Munn appointed me to this new leadership position, and I am excited about the opportunity.
The principal position at Gateway is unique, and it will allow me to lead some innovative and aggressive school improvement efforts through an Early Action Plan that was approved by the Colorado State Board of Education. I am excited for this new challenge and the ability to continue to serve in Aurora Public Schools, which has been my home for 12 years.
Please know that the highlight of my career has been the privilege of serving as principal of Rangeview High School. It has been a tremendous honor to work with the staff, students, and parents in this dynamic and inspiring community. Please know that our staff members remain committed to serving our students and families.
Superintendent Munn is planning to name an Interim Principal in the coming days. We will share that selection information with you as soon as possible.
I wish you all the very best as you continue on your journey here at Rangeview. The entire Rangeview community will always have a special place in my heart.
Dr. Ronald M. Fay
Principal, Rangeview High School
Spring Finals for our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be held on May 20th, 22nd, and 23rd. The schedule for the week is below. Please note that on May 22nd, we will have 3 finals as a result of not having an Early Release day to finish this semester. This decision was collectively made with department chairs and our Parent Advisory Council.
Seniors last day is May 14, 2019, therefore final exams for seniors will need to be given prior to their last day. Teachers of seniors will administer a final, and it is up to them to decide when they will administer it.
AP students, please see the below information regarding your classes:
Dear Rangeview Graduating Senior and Parents/Guardians,
Congratulations from myself and the entire staff of Rangeview High School for the successful completion of your senior year and high school experience!
Rangeview High School and the Aurora Public School’s Board of Education are pleased to invite all graduates to participate in the 2019 Graduation (Commencement) ceremony. Students who have earned academic honors while at Rangeview and those students who have achieved scholastic prominence outside of Rangeview will receive an invitation to the Honors Convocation ceremony. Please understand that these are formal events. Participation in these activities is a privilege and is voluntary. If your student chooses not to participate in the graduation ceremony, they may pick up their diploma in the Counseling office any day after Thursday, May 23, 2019. Please review the expectations for dress and behavior and the consequences for not adhering to these expectations before deciding whether to attend these senior activities.
Cap and gown are mandatory dress for graduates at both the Honors Convocation and Graduation ceremonies. Only the following authorized insignia, medals, decorations or cords may be worn:
Rangeview students on the floor of the Ritchie Center and their guests in the auditorium are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior in a formal setting. Each student will have an opportunity to be individually recognized on the stage. We have worked with the senior class officers and sponsors to design a short program with special messages and recognitions for this year's class. I feel strongly that no one should be allowed to disrupt
or distract from any student's recognition or the honors accorded to the class as a whole. Any student causing a disruption or behaving inappropriately will be removed from the ceremony.
Understanding the expectations at our Honors Convocation and Graduation Ceremony should help students and families decide if they wish to participate. Please indicate your choice on the enclosed contract. Seniors must return a signed contract to participate in the Honors Convocation (Invitation-Only) or Graduation ceremonies.
The 2019 Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center on the University of Denver campus. Graduates need to allow ample time to arrive at the Ritchie Center by 12:30 p.m. and take their place in the gym to prepare for the Processional.
The 2019 Honors Convocation Ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, in the Rangeview Gymnasium. Please check in with Mrs. Strouse or her designee in the small gym no later than 6:00 p.m. Due to the high number of awards presented, this is an invitation-only event.
This year’s graduates have provided strong leadership and have contributed to a positive climate at Rangeview High School. Their final ceremonies and celebrations should match their excellent level of achievement. I look forward to seeing you at the Honors Convocation and Graduation ceremonies.
Take care of one another!
Ronald M. Fay
Please see the summer options. This includes a STEM camp held here at Rangeview in July!
We are now beginning the next step in building your schedule for next year. Please come to the Double R's during lunch and before or after school Thursday, April 18th or Friday, April 19th to pick up your list of requested classes and a Schedule Planning Worksheet. The list of courses include Required, Requested and Alternates. Requested courses were entered by students as well as their Alternates. Required courses were entered by counselors because the student showed interest in the course via survey or conversation or the Required courses are the second half of a course (ie. Drawing 2 may be listed as Required but Drawing 1 is listed as a Request. The Drawing 2 was not entered by the student, so the counselor added it.) Students should look at the Required and Requested when designing their schedules.
Use the master schedule linked here: 2019-20 MASTER SCHEDULE for STUDENTS to see when the classes on your list are offered. On the worksheet design your schedule based on when classes are offered and bring your plan to your appointment with your counselor. The master schedule is still going through some changes, so check it before your appointment to make sure that changes don't impact your plan. Having an alternate plan is highly recommended. When creating your schedule follow the rules below:
Appointment times will be posted by the Double R's and are linked here: Scheduled Appointments to Meet with Counselors. Students will not receive a pass to come to their appointments. They need to look at the spreadsheet to find their assigned time. Teachers have access to the list of appointment times and can reference it if needed. All Appointments are held in the College and Career Center which is in the Counseling Office. They have been assigned based on attendance. Six students are assigned to every half hour block of time, so make sure you arrive at your assigned time. Come prepared, because you will have only 5 minutes with your counselor. If you do not have a preference for when you have your classes, you may either skip your appointment or let your counselor know at your appointment. Makeup appointments will be held on in the afternoon of the second day of a grade level or on Wednesday, May 1st. In order to schedule a makeup appointment students need to contact their counselor. Makeup appointments will be for students with excused absences only
**Please note that there is a possibility that your schedule may change after your appointment if there are changes to the master schedule or if you do not qualify for a class that is on your schedule (ie. You don't earn a qualifying test score needed to take a CCA class).**