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ASCENT stands for Accelerating Students through Concurrent ENrollmenT. Students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of postsecondary course prior to completion of his/her 12th grade year may be eligible for the ASCENT Program. They remain students in their Local Education Provider (LEP) for one year following their 12th grade year, and the LEP receives ASCENT specific per-pupil state funding that it uses to pay their college tuition at the resident community college rate. Students receive their high-school diplomas at the end of their ASCENT year.
Roaring Fork High School Counseling Mission:
We will engage our students in their own education and co-create pathways to their future. Roaring Fork High School graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills (competencies) needed to succeed in postsecondary settings and to advance in career pathways as lifelong learners and contributing citizens."
The Counseling Program adheres to all standards as outlined by the Colorado Department of Education and the American School Counselor Association by providing direct student services, indirect student services, responsive services and individual student planning within the domains of academic development, career development and social/emotional development.
RFHS uses the following quality indicators to measure student success:
Self-Awareness: Understand how one’s unique interests, talents and aspirations play a role in decision-making and interpersonal relationships and how individual thoughts and feelings get students excited about life and learning.
Career Awareness: Know the difference between jobs, occupations and careers. Articulate a wide range of local, regional, national and global career pathways and opportunities. Consider economic and cultural influences and the impact of stereotypes on career choice.
Postsecondary Aspirations: Participate in career exploration activities centered on students’ passions, interests, dreams and visions of their future self and perceived options.
Postsecondary Options: Be aware of and participate in a variety of postsecondary and career opportunities. Use tools such as career clusters, personality assessments and learning style inventories to highlight individual strengths and capabilities.
Environmental Expectations: Consider how school, family, community, culture and world view might influence the students' career development and postsecondary plans.
Academic Planning: Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to map out and pass the academic courses required to achieve postsecondary goals.
Employability Skills: Define, develop and hone skills that increase the likelihood of becoming and remaining successfully employed and civically responsible citizens.
Financial Literacy: Recognize personal financial literacy and financial aid topics and vocabulary and know what options are available to pay for postsecondary. Understand and articulate personal financial literacy concepts, the cost of postsecondary options and apply this awareness to the postsecondary career and academic planning process.
INDIVIDUAL CAREER AND ACADEMIC PLANNING (ICAP)
ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.
Roaring Fork High School is now using Naviance Student-a comprehensive website that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. Naviance Student is linked with Naviance, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school. We will be using this site exclusively so please utilize this robust tool for all of college and post-secondary information!
Naviance Student allows your student to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
- Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
- Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
- Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.
Naviance Student also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, college representative visits, news bulletins and other resources for college and career information.
To visit our school’s Naviance Student site, use an Internet browser to connect to:
When you visit the site for the first time, click the "I need to register" link, enter your personal registration code and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account. If you do not know your registration code, contact Laura Karnes for assistance. All students currently have accounts set up and have been sent directions for account activation.
If you have any questions or needs please contact Laura Karnes!
Please consider joining the Ram’s Booster Club! It’s a great way to stay connected to the school, meet other parents, and provide critical support to a wide variety of programming at RFHS.
During the 2017-18 school year, the Booster Club was able to contribute a total of $34,000 to various clubs, classes, and teams at the school, including World Travelers Club, Model UN, Choir, Girls’ Summit, The Rampage student newspaper, prom, Project Graduation, Nordic Club, Climbing Club as well as the football, basketball, baseball and soccer teams.
We need your help to keep the Booster Club thriving. From working at the concession stand to helping at events, attending monthly meetings or maintaining our database, there are plenty of ways to participate.
Please call Debbie Bruell (970) 379-0214 or email us at:
to find out more about how you can support the Ram Booster Club.
Rams Booster Club
Debbie Bruell, President
Phoebe Gruel, Treasurer
Kim Hamilton, Secretary
Leslie Schramer, Sponsorship Coordinator
Mandy Brennan, Concession Stand Coordinator
Leslie Lamont, Special Events Coordinator
Padres de Rams,
Esperamos que usted considere afiliarse a otros padres en el Club Booster de Rams de RFHS. Esta es una manera genial de estar conectado a la escuela, conocer a otros padres, y proveer ayuda crítica a una variedad de programas en RFHS.
Dentro de la operación del concesionario de venta de bocadillos (Snack Shack) durante eventos de atletismo así como otros esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos, el Club Booster logró contribuir un total de $34,000 a varios clubes, clases, y equipos a la escuela, incluyendo Club de Viajeros Mundial, Modelo UN, Coro, Summit de Niñas, El periódico de estudiantes Rampage, Prom, Proyecto de Graduación, Club Nordic, Club de Escalar así como el equipo de futbol, basquetbol y soccer.
¡Necesitamos su ayuda para mantener el Club Booster próspero! Desde trabajo de concesión hasta atendiendo reuniones para mantener nuestra información, hay bastantes maneras de participar.
Por favor llame a Debbie Bruell (ella habla español) (970) 379-0214
o nos escriba a:
para encontrar más información de cómo ayudar al Club Booster de Rams.
Club Booster Ram
Debbie Bruell, Presidenta
Phoebe Gruel, Tesorera
Kim Hamilton, Secretaria
Leslie Schramer, Coordinadora de Patrocinio
Mandy Brennan, Coordinadora de Concesiones
Leslie Lamont, Coordinadora de Eventos Especiales