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Program Requirements

Academic Year Requirements

  • COMMUNICATION- Students are REQUIRED to have some form of communication with the RMSC each month.  This contact may be a phone call, email, text message, mailing, or social media message.  RMSC staff want to know how students are doing academically and in extracurricular activities. If a student is having trouble academically (grades start slipping into C range), they should get in touch with the RMSC immediately so that staff can help them develop a plan to improve.


  • ASSIGNMENTS- Students are REQUIRED to complete these assignments and return them to our office by the given due dates. Assignments are available on the 2017-18 Academic Year Assignments link.  Emails and social media messages are posted to remind students of upcoming assignments.
  • MATH & SCIENCE CLASSES- Students are REQUIRED to take at least one math and one science class each year. By the time students graduate high school, they should complete the following courses:
    • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trig and/or Pre-Calculus, Calculus*
    • Biology, Chemistry,  Physics, and an additional science course

*If a student took Algebra I in 8th grade he/she is expected to complete Calculus.  If he/she did not take Algebra I until 9th grade he/she may not be able to complete Calculus in high school.

Research has shown that those students taking at least one math class beyond the Algebra II level are more likely to attend a four-year college and earn a bachelor's degree than those who do not. Research also indicates that a challenging high school curriculum and course load leads to a more successful college career.

  • Grades- Students are REQUIRED to maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA with no D or F grades in any of their classes.  Maintaining a GPA of a 3.0 is high encouraged.  Current year math and science grades are expected to be at least a B.  Students receiving grades of a C or below are placed in the RMSC Academic Intervention.  Here they work with staff to make a plan to their academic performance
  • STANDARDIZED TESTS (SAT, ACT, and PSAT)- Students are REQUIRED to take standardized tests that are used for college admission and scholarship programs. The RMSC can provide for SAT and ACT tests. Students should call the office before they register for the RMSC to help with applying a waiver.
    • PSAT in October of your junior year (taking this test as a junior puts you in the running for the National Merit Scholarship (NMS) program- your sophomore and senior year scores on this test DO NOT count towards this honor).
    • ACT at least once during your junior or senior year. We recommend that you take this test for the first time no later than October of your senior year so that colleges will have this information when you apply.
    • SAT at least once during your junior or senior year. We recommend that you take this test for the first time during the spring of your junior year and retake the test in the fall of your senior year if needed.

Summer Program Requirements (for returning students)