Ridgeview High School (Florida)
|Ridgeview High School|
|466 Madison Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065
|School district||Clay County School District|
|Hours in school day||7:00 AM-1:50 PM|
|Color(s)||Blue, Black and White|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Affiliation||Academy of Culinary Arts (ACA), National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)|
Ridgeview High School is a four-year public high school located in the Clay County School District. The schools mascot is the panther (nicknamed Slash). Ridgeview had approximately 1,600 students for the 2014-2015 school year, Ridgeview is currently rated an A-school on the FCAT 2.0 grading scale. Deborah Segreto replaced retiring principal, John Westmoreland in 2012.
Ridgeview has two academies as followed:
Academy of Culinary Arts (ACA) - The course provides students with fundamental skills in culinary, restaurant, business management, and life. Promoting professionalism through student involvement within culinary endeavors as well as encouraging post-secondary student education and future careers within the culinary and hospitality industries.
The academies allow high school students, regardless of address, to attend from all over the district, providing that the student is accepted into the academy.
International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
Through comprehensive and balanced curricula coupled with challenging assessments, the International Baccalaureate Program aims to assist schools in their endeavors to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that International Baccalaureate students may become critical and compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners, and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life. Ridgeview requires two years in a Pre-IB program before one may enter the full IB program. Ridgeview High School is the only high school within the Clay County School district to offer the IB program. Like the academies, high school students from all over the district may attend, provided that the student is accepted into the Pre-IB/IB program.
Ridgeview High School fine arts programs include band, drama and chorus.
Career and Technology Education (CTE)
Ridgeview High School CTE programs include Early Childhood Education, Business Education Programs, Construction Technology, and Heating & Air Conditioning.
Ridgeview has several sports teams including cross country, football, golf, slow and fast pitch softball, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, weightlifting, wrestling, baseball, tennis, and track.
- No Child Left Behind School Public Accountability Reports Florida Department of Education website