Roseville Area High School
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Roseville Area High School (RAHS) is a public high school in Roseville, Minnesota. It serves Roseville and the surrounding communities of Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, and Shoreview. RAHS is the only comprehensive public high school in Roseville Area School District 623.
RAHS occupies the site of a high school known as Alexander Ramsey High School. In 1986 Ramsey High School and Frank B. Kellogg High School merged because of declining enrollment at both schools. The new high school used the facilities from the Ramsey complex while the former Kellogg High School became Roseville Area Middle School.
Plans originally called for the construction of a new high school (replacing both Ramsey and Kellogg) on district-owned land near Lake Owasso, but after the voter referendum on financing the proposed school failed, 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 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 had only 10th-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 Environmental Science, 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.
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
RAHS is a member of the Suburban East Conference. It provides students with many varsity athletic opportunities. Fall sports include boys and girls cross country, football, football cheerleading, boys and girls soccer, girls swimming and diving, girls tennis, and volleyball. In the winter, options include boys and girls alpine skiing, boys and girls basketball, basketball cheerleeding, competitive dance team, girls gymnastics, boys and girls hockey, boys and girls Nordic skiing, boys swim and dive, and wrestling. During the spring, students may participate in baseball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, softball, boys tennis, and boys and girls track and field.
In addition to varsity athletics, RAHS also offers over 60 extracurricular activities throughout the year. These include 623 productions, African American leaders, anime club, art club, Authors Anonymous, badminton/table tennis club, bowling, brass quintet, breakdance club, cello choir, chamber orchestra, chess club, clarinet choir, policy and LD (Lincoln and Douglas) debate teams, D.E.C.A., drama, E.A.R.T.H. group, fall dance team, fencing, flute choir, food shelf, Frisbee golf, future problem solvers, gamers' union, gay/straight alliance, chamber choir, Hearts Against Hunger, IM volleyball, international club, Japanese club, jazz ensembles I, II, & III, Karen club, Latino club, math team, morning choir, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, outdoor club, Peb Haiv, peer connections, percussion ensemble, prom committee, quiz/knowledge bowl, RADD, robotics team, school newspaper, science club, secular student alliance, skills USA, ski/snowboarding, speech, S.T.A.N.D., string quartet, Students Advocating Gender Equality, student council, Students in Action, ultimate frisbee, VOX jazz choir, wind ensemble, woodwind quintet, and yearbook.
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. Lyrics: Go Roseville Raiders win for Roseville High, we will lead you on toward fame and victory, Rah! Rah!Rah! Onward and upward we'll strive to the end, So go! Fight! Win! for Roseville High!
Alexander Ramsey High School
- Mohammad Aslam Khan Khalil (Class of 1966) - theoretical physicist
- Richard Dean Anderson (Class of 1968) - actor, MacGyver, Stargate SG-1
- Loni Anderson (Class of 1963) - actress, WKRP in Cincinnati
- Rebecca Blank (Class of 1973) - economist; Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Peter Krause (Class of 1983) - actor, Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under, Sports Night
- Stephen Paulus (Class of 1967) – Grammy-nominated composer
- Greg Mortenson (Class of 1975) - literacy advocate, executive director of the Central Asia Institute, bestselling co-author of Three Cups of Tea
- Ming Sen Shiue (Class of 1969), convicted murderer and rapist
Roseville Area High School
- Tim Foster (Class of 1987) - professional soccer player
- John D. McCormick (Class of 1987) - journalist at the Chicago Tribune who followed the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign
- Rod Smith (Class of 1988) - American football defensive back, played 7 seasons in the NFL
- Chris McAlpine (Class of 1990) - NHL hockey player, 1995 Stanley Cup winner
- Jonny Lang (Class of 1999) - Grammy-winning blues guitarist and gospel singer (through ninth grade)
- Marty Sertich (Class of 2001) - hockey player, 2001 Minnesota Mr. Hockey, Colorado College hockey player, 2005 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Winner
- Mike Muscala (Class of 2009) - 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
- Lee Stecklein (Class of 2012) - member of 2014 U.S. women's Olympic ice hockey team.
- Maggie Nichols (Class of 2016)- Member of 2013, 2014, and 2015 U.S. National Gymnastics team as well as 2015 World Championship team.
- Tom Tillberry (counselor) - member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 51B
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- "Student Handbook" (PDF).
- "The Power of the Pen". Roseville Review. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2008.
- 1988 Alexander Ramsey Yearbook
- "Lee Stecklein Bio - University of Minnesota Women's Hockey". GopherSports.com. Retrieved February 5, 2014.