Roseville Area High School

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Roseville Area High School
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Roseville, Minnesota
Coordinates 45°00′43″N 93°09′07″W / 45.01194°N 93.15194°W / 45.01194; -93.15194Coordinates: 45°00′43″N 93°09′07″W / 45.01194°N 93.15194°W / 45.01194; -93.15194
Type Public
Established 1986
Principal Chris Hester
Enrollment 2166
Color(s) Black & Silver
Song Raiders' Fight Song
Mascot Silver Fox
Nickname Roseville Raiders
Information 651-635-1660

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.

Advanced Placement[edit]

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.[1]

College in the Schools[edit]

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)[edit]

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[edit]

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.[2]

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.[2]

School Song[edit]

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.[3] 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!

Notable alumni[edit]

Alexander Ramsey High School[edit]

Roseville Area High School[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ "623 Today" (PDF). Roseville Area Schools District News. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Roseville Area High School (RAHS) Activities At-A-Glance". RAHS Webpage. Archived from the original on June 3, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Student Handbook" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "The Power of the Pen". Roseville Review. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2008. 
  5. ^ 1988 Alexander Ramsey Yearbook
  6. ^ "Lee Stecklein Bio - University of Minnesota Women's Hockey". Retrieved February 5, 2014. 

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