Roseville Area High School
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|Roseville Area High School|
|Roseville, Minnesota, USA|
|Principal||Dr. Jenny Loeck|
|Color(s)||Black & silver|
|Song||Raiders' Fight Song|
Roseville Area High School (RAHS) is a public high school located in Roseville, Minnesota, USA, near the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. It serves Roseville and the surrounding communities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Shoreview. RAHS is the only traditional public high school in Roseville Area School District 623.
RAHS was founded after the merger in 1986 of Alexander Ramsey High School and Frank B. Kellogg High School, necessitated because of declining enrollment at both schools. The new high school used the facilities from the Alexander Ramsey complex. The former Kellogg High School became Roseville Area Middle School.
Plans originally called for the construction of a new high school (replacing both the Ramsey and Kellogg school buildings) on district-owned land near Lake Owasso. However, after a failed voter referendum on financing the proposed new school, it became necessary to expand and remodel the existing Roseville Area High School instead. The land held by the school district was sold and the proceeds were used to finance the construction at RAHS. The community built on the sold land is now known as Owasso Hills.
During the 1986-87 school year RAHS operated on two campuses, with both East Campus (the former Kellogg site) and West Campus (formerly Ramsey) serving grades 9-12. From 1987 to 1997, RAHS was only 10-12th grades with 9th grade at Roseville Area Middle School. On completion of the construction in fall 1997, the 9th grade was moved to RAHS.
RAHS operates on a trimester system and allows students to take a maximum of five credits each trimester. RAHS offers a variety of Advanced Placement (AP), College in the Schools (CIS), Honors, Connections and standard track curriculum.
AP offerings at RAHS include: AP American government, AP biology, AP calculus AB, AP calculus BC, AP chemistry, AP comparative government, AP language & composition, AP literature & composition, AP European history, AP human geography, AP microeconomics, AP psychology, AP statistics, AP art history and AP studio art drawing.
The English, mathematics and social studies curricula include ninth and tenth grade level pre-AP courses. In 2007, Roseville Area School District 623 received a $720,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to expand AP and pre-AP programming in the district.
College in the Schools
College in the Schools (CIS) is a program run by the University of Minnesota that allows high school students to attain college credit while staying in their high school. The CIS courses offered at RAHS are composition, modern literature and Spanish.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
In addition to curriculum offered at RAHS, in accordance with state law, upperclassmen in good academic standing may choose to enroll in post-secondary courses at no cost. Students can apply part-time or full-time to a number of affiliated institutions, including Century College, Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Credits earned at post-secondary institutions fulfill both high school and college credit requirements, and all high school graduation requirements must still be met.
Sports and activities
Well known for many its sports teams, RAHS provides students with many sports and sports clubs. In the fall, students may participate in varsity soccer (girls and boys), art club, competition cheerleading, bowling, cross country running (girls and boys), dance team, varsity football, IM volleyball, varsity volleyball, varsity swimming (girls), and varsity tennis (girls). In the winter, options include Alpine skiing, art club, varsity basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading, competitive dance team, debate, fencing club, varsity gymnastics (girls), varsity hockey (girls and boys), Nordic ski team, ski/snowboard club, swimming and diving (boys),speech and wind ensemble. During the spring time, students may choose badminton/table tennis club, varsity baseball (boys), varsity golf (boys and girls), varsity lacrosse (girls and boys), varsity softball (girls), varsity tennis (boys) and varsity track and field (girls and boys).
In addition to the seasonal sports, there are a number of clubs that meet throughout the year. These include anime club, authors' anonymous, beginning bridge, brass quintet, break dance club, chamber orchestra, chess club, clarinet choir, D.E.C.A., drama, E.A.R.T.H. group, film society, flute choir, future problem solvers, gamer's union, gay/straight alliance, good 'pellas chamber choir, Hearts Against Hunger, hip hop dance group, international club, jazz ensembles I & II, karate, R.A.D.D., Karen club, Latino club, math team, morning choir, morning show fiddlers, National Honor Society, Peb Haiv, peer connections, percussion ensemble, pottery club, quiz/knowledge bowl, Raider Grafix, Raider Report newspaper, robotics, S.T.A.N.D., student council, ultimate frisbee, Vietnamese student association, VOX jazz choir, weightlifting, wrestling, yearbook and 623 productions.
RAHS varsity sports compete in the Suburban East Conference against other schools including Cretin Derham Hall, East Ridge High School, Forest Lake High School, Hastings High School, Mounds View High School, Park High School, Roseville Area High School, Stillwater High School, White Bear Lake Area High School and Woodbury High School. Varsity sports are girls' gymnastics, girls' hockey, Nordic skiing, girls' and boys' track and field, girls' basketball and boys' basketball. There are also some academic varsity teams including the Math Team and Quiz Bowl team.
The Raiders' Fight Song was written by former University of Minnesota Director of Bands, Dr. Frank Bencriscutto. Its melody is an inverted version of the old Frank B. Kellogg High School fight song, also written by Bencriscutto.
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- James Eayrs - college basketball player for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers men's basketball team
- Peter Krause - actor, Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under, Sports Night
- Jonny Lang - Grammy-winning blues guitarist and gospel singer (through ninth grade)
- Chris McAlpine - NHL ice hockey player, 1995 Stanley Cup winner
- John D. McCormick - journalist at the Chicago Tribune who followed the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign from its longshot beginnings to victory
- Greg Mortenson - literacy advocate, executive director of the Central Asia Institute, bestselling co-author of Three Cups of Tea
- Mike Muscala - college basketball player for the Bucknell Bison, Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2010–11, professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks
- Marty Sertich - ice hockey player, 2001 Minnesota Mr. Hockey, Colorado College hockey player, 2005 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner
- Rod Smith - American football player, played 7 seasons in the NFL, Drafted in the second round of the 1992 draft by the New England Patriots
- Lee Stecklein - member of 2014 U.S. women's Olympic ice hockey team.
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