​Rockford Public Schools – Public

Rockford - Michigan - Usa

Dates

August 2022 – June 2023

Fees

€ 22.500 per Year

Category

Anno all’estero

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Overview

Founded in 1885, Rockford Public Schools is located in the heart of Michigan. Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, Rockford High School is ranked in the top 250
high schools in the US by Newsweek Magazine. Rockford Public Schools has received praise for their high school facilities. Students can utilize modern classrooms and technology. Rockford High School also has a swimming pool and a new sports medicine/training room. Rockford Public Schools are located 20 minutes North of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The city of Rockford is known for its small-town charm and attracts many shoppers to the area. There are also many local trails for students to explore.
Rockford Public Schools has achieved a high standard of excellence in all academic, athletic, and fine arts areas. As of fall 2017, we have earned 63 State Championships in Athletics. The marching band won the state championship this fall, and recently performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As of fall 2017, the TV Studio has earned its 9th State Championship. Rockford High School has been recognized as being one of the top 500 high schools in America by Newsweek.

Academics

School Type: Public High School
Teacher/Student Ratio:  1:13
SAT Average: 1020
Foreign Languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Advanced Placement Courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, German Language and Culture, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design, US Government and Politics, US History
Arts: 2-D Design, Chamber Singers, Choir, Concert Band, Drawing, Jewelry, Music Theory, Painting, Pottery, Studio Art Introduction, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble
Extracurricular Activities: Anime, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gay-Straight Alliance, German Language Club, Math Team, Writing Club
ESL Available/Level: NO
Diploma: NO

 

Co-curricular activities

Strong academics are the basis for all of the DK-12 learning, beginning with literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition to these areas, they engage students with a wide range of options including newly developed courses such as the following in each grade level:

  • Makerspace/STEAM curriculum
  • Middle School STEM 1, STEM II, and Robotics
  • High school AP Computer Science, and Computer Science I and II
  • World Language program:  Elementary Spanish Immersion, a 4-year high school program in Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Spanish
  • Early College program that allows students to earn college credit for classes that they take at RHS with RHS teachers 

They recognize that learning does not stop when the final bell rings. More than 85% of their students are involved in after-school opportunities including fine arts, athletics, and clubs. They believe that by having students involved in school-sponsored activities, they will feel better connected and more valued as an important part of each school they attend.

Sports

Students can join a dominant athletic program that has won 55 State Athletic Championships. Intramural clubs are also available for students who are interested in friendly competition with classmates.

Boys
Fall: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Waterpolo
Winter: Basketball, Bowling, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling
Spring: Baseball, Crew, Golf, Lacrosse, Track

Girls:
Fall: Cross Country, Cheerleading, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball
Winter: Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Skiing
Spring: Crew, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball Tennis, Track, Waterpolo

Includes

  • Application to the school/district identified
  • Definition of Academic Curriculum
  •  FEE enrollment costs
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • School enrollment
  • Full board homestay accommodation
  • District health insurance
  • Assistance during the stay with local coordinators
  • Agency Fee
  • Transportation from the airport to the host family