Have questions about RRHS, our graduation requirements and course offerings?

A One-Stop Shop for information about our great high school, including a link to our Program of Studies!!!!

About Us

Please contact one of our school counselors if you have specific questions about our school, graduation requirements, and course offerings!!

Counseling Dept

GO RAMS!!!!!!
RRHS College Preparation
Instructor: Gage Romansky   
Online Transcript Service (Parchment)
Visit this page to view instructional videos (creating your account and using the service) or fill out the transcript request form in the front office (Building B) and turn into the Registrar's Office. REMEMBER: Counselors do not give out Official Transcripts!
Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarships
Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you know a young entrepreneur? Graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from NFIB.

Visit: www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and to apply online between October 1st and December 18th, 2015.
Looking For Great Volunteer Experience Programs?
Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, they send 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.

Volunteer or intern abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America. We offer overseas voluntary work placements including teaching, care, conservation & environment, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, international development, business, and more.

Learn more about these opportunities at: http://www.projects-abroad.org/

Seniors!!! College Day Field Trip Opportunity to CNM
Central New Mexico Community College is busy preparing for College Day at CNM. The event will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at CNM’s Main Campus. We invite you and to begin preparing for this very exciting college and career day!

College Day at CNM is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore career and technical certificate and degree programs, tour CNM’s facilities, participate in lab/classroom activities, and talk with our faculty, students, alumni, and industry partners about career pathways ranging from trades and technologies to health, wellness and public safety to business and hospitality.

Registration information will be coming soon. College Day at CNM will have limited space available! Schools will be able to request a tour schedule that allows you to visit the CNM programs that most interest your students. The tour will also include a stop at our Student Resource Fair – to give your students at taste of all of the support CNM offers students, and a lunch break including CNM and Career and Technical Education industry speakers. CNM will provide bus transportation to and from College Day for schools on a first come, first served basis.

Please see your grade level counselor if you are interested in participating in this field trip opportunity!
Distinguished Women of New Mexico
Since 1958, Distinguished Young Women’s mission has been to recognize, encourage and reward well-rounded young women. We combine a chance to win scholarships with rehearsals and workshops to prepare young women for life after high school. In these workshops, participants will learn interview skills and public speaking. We then host a showcase where the achievements of each girl are highlighted and their scholastic achievement, interview skills, talent, and public speaking ability are evaluated.

DYW is making available over $1.2 billion dollars nationally this year (there are colleges who even offer scholarships to young women just for participating). But whether they win a scholarship or not, every girl walks away with new skills that will serve her well after graduation.

And the program is FREE to enter.

Please contact me with any questions — 251-438-3621 or NewMexico@DistinguishedYW.org. Information is also available on our website at www.DistinguishedYW.org.
Have questions about RRHS, our graduation requirements and course offerings?

A One-Stop Shop for information about our great high school, including a link to our Program of Studies!!!!

About Us

Please contact one of our school counselors if you have specific questions about our school, graduation requirements, and course offerings!!

Counseling Dept

GO RAMS!!!!!!

Daniels Scholarship Program!! Only two weeks left to apply!....
October 30th, 2015

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. As of June 2015, the Daniels Scholarship Program has provided nearly $130 million in undergraduate scholarships to more than 3,250 students. For more information, visit: DanielsFund.org.

UNM Fall Preview Day!!!!
Preview UNM at a special event just for high school students!
  • Explore World Class Academic Programs
  • Learn About Student Services
  • Attend Admissions and Financial Aid & Scholarship Presentations
  • Tour the Campus & Residence Halls

Saturday, November 21st
​8:30am - 12:00pm
​Cornell Mall - UNM Main Campus

Reserve Your Spot by visiting: http://admissions.unm.edu/fallpreview

2015-16 ACT Schedule
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016** May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016

Visit the ACT Test Site for more information regarding this important college entrance exam!!!
Students! Do you want to prepare for a career in a health field?
The University of New Mexico's Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) aims to engage a diverse group of New Mexican youth in health promotion and prevention behaviors and empower the youth to assess and address health disparities in their community. These goals are accomplished through multiple programs which include our Health Careers after school program and various summer intensives. Students come to The University of New Mexico BATCAVE training center and the College of Nursing, where hospital staff introduce them to health related topics such as simulations, CPR, anatomy, pathophysiology and community health. Please visit their website for more information.
We encourage you to visit your high school counselor for additional guidance and how this program can support your future planning and highschool/college course selection!
Click here for more information!

Youth Exchange Opportunity for High School Students!!
The U.S. State Department funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. No previous language experience is required.
For more information about the program visit: CBYX
College Affordability Seminar!!!
College Affordability: Counting the Cost
How much does college really cost? Is there a way to make it more affordable? What can students do to put themelves in the running for scholarships? Who qualifies for what type of aid? Is an in-state school always the least expensive choice? Parents and high school students, get your questions answered and find out about financial aid basics in this free, hour-long seminar:

Monday, October 19th 6:30-7:30 pm
Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow Street NE, Albuquerque
Monday, October 26th 6:30-7:30 pm
Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado Dr, NE Rio Rancho

Reservations not necessary. For more information, please call College Advising and Planning Services at 505.918.7669.
Federal Financial Aid Information!!!!
The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college!!

Follow the link below to some great resources!!

College Prep & Federal Financial Aid

Download a short video that explains the various types of student aid programs below!

Federal Financial Aid Overview
PSAT Administration!!!!

On October 14th, all 10th grade students (and 11th grade students who choose to sign up through their grade level office) will be taking the PSAT. An informational brochure will be shared with students through their English classes and we encourage you to read about the exam and utilize the practice materials provided in the booklet! This testing experience will help prepare students for future college entrance exams, get identified by scholarship programs who have partnerships with the College Board, as well as guide students toward a rigorous high school courseload and recommended Advanced Placement courses. Students are encouraged to bring a calculator on testing day!

Visit the links below for additional test prep resources!!

Khan Academy

RRHS Class of 2016 Senior Night!!!
The Annual RRHS Senior Night will take place on Wednesday, October 28th from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the RRHS Cafeteria. The event is hosted by Activities Director Bill Duncan who will cover a number of important Senior-related topics such as graduation, cap & gown information,and yearbook & class ring ordering just to name a few. Your 12th grade principal/counselor team , Mrs. Hubbell-Espinoza, Mrs. Valles-Mora and Ms. Shepard will also be available to answer questions and provide information. There will also be a panel of local and regional postsecondary representatives available to answer questions about admissions processes, financial aid and other opportunities for Seniors to participate in this year. The list of attendees is growing and at this point the following organizations are likely to attend:

University of New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Central New Mexico Community College
New Mexico Tech
Grand Canyon University
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA)
New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation (Financial Aid)
United State Marine Corp
Air Force
National Guard
ACT Prep by Naviance
Students & Parents,

Don't forget about our fantastic ACT Test Prep resource called "Prep Me" located in your Naviance College Prep Account! All RRHS students have full access to this resource for FREE!!!

Your Username (RRHS ID#) & Password (8 digit birthdate) for the password.

Once logged in, look for the "Prep Me" logo under Resources at the toward the top left portion of the web page! Good luck!!

Follow the link below to the log in page:
Naviance Log-in Page
Grand Canyon University Visit to RRHS!!!
An admissions representative from Grand Canyon University will be on campus on October 7th @ 10:00am in the Media Center! If you would like to attend the information session, please sign up with your grade level counselor or Mr Romansky in AD 104.

For for information on Grand Canyon University, follow the link below.

NCAA Eligibility Information for Student Athletes
Students that demonstrate the potential to possibly participate in athletics at the Division 1 or Division 2 collegiate level will want to familiarize themselves with the NCAA Eligibility requirements! Follow the link below to a helpful powerpoint presentation. See your grade level counselor for more information!


Pomona College Visit to RRHS!!
An admissions representative with Pomona College will be on campus to meet with interested students on September 14th from 2:35pm-3:00pm. Pomona College is a private liberal arts college located in Claremont, California, United States. Pomona is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled approximately 1,650 students. If you would like to attend the session, please See Mr Romansky in AD 104 to sign up.

For more information about Pomona College visit:
UNM Senior Day!!!!
The University of New Mexico
Senior Day 2015

Saturday, October 3rd, 8:30am-2:00pm
Cornell Mall - UNM Main Campus

Seniors! Reserve your spot!

For more information, contact 505-277-8503 or http://unmlobos@unm.edu

Trinity University Visit to RRHS
An admissions representative from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas will be on campus to visit with prospective students and share information on October 1st @ 12:30 in the Media Center! Sign up with your grade level counselor or Mr Romansky in AD 104!

For more information on Trinity, visit: ​https://new.trinity.edu/

The University Of Tulsa Visit to RRHS
An admissions representative from Tulsa University will be visiting RRHS to visit with prospective students and share information on Sept. 22nd @ 10:30 in the Media Center. If you would like to attend, sign up with your grade level counselor or Mr Romansky in AD 104!
The Free Practice ACT at RRHS!!!
Free Practice ACT!!!
Rio Rancho High School, in conjunction with Omniac Education, will be offering a Free Practice ACT Test for RRHS students on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 8:50am to 12:15 pm in the RRHS Cafeteria. We will also be offering a follow up ACT Workshop on Tuesday, Sept.22nd from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Humanities Building classrooms. The ACT is a critical part of the college readiness and college admissions process for high school students so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the exam and prepare your student to do their very best. Contact your students’ grade level counselor for more information and to sign up.
2015-16 NMEC / NMEAF College Fair @ Rio Rancho High School
This year's College Fair will be on Monday, September 21st from 8:00am-9:15am in the RRHS Auxiliary Gym! Dozens of colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions will be in attendance and ready to share information with interested students and parents. Students may request a pass to the fair from their grade level counselor. Parents who wish to attend can check in at the front desk in admin on the morning of the event.

When you register for Go To College Fairs, you are providing personal information. This information will be provided exclusively to those colleges and/or universities that you choose at the College Fair. By allowing a college or university to record the electronic bar code on your admittance pass, the registrant agrees and gives permission that all personal information will be shared with those colleges or universities. Please visit the link below to obtain your electronic bar code:


UNM School of Engineering Summer Program
The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a summer program hosted by the Engineering Student Services department at the University of New Mexico. Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for this program which is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This program runs from June 7th - 26th and the application must be submitted by May 29th.

See the attached information flyer at the bottom of the college preparation page!

Army National Guard
For students interested in learning more about the Army National Guard, please see the flyer attached to the bottom of the College Preparation Page!!
Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarships
Who Doesn't Need Help Going To College?!?

Each of ACF's 18 scholarship programs were established by a donor with individual interests and priority areas. They represent a broad diversity of people who care about education and they want to help students reach their goals!

Students may qualify for assistance if they answer yes to one or more of the following:
  • New Mexico resident?
  • High school senior or in college?
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or better?
  • Will go to college in New Mexico or out-of-state?
  • Will go to college full or part-time?
  • Attend or will attend college or public university?
  • Excel in S.T.E.M. classes?
Visit: http://albuquerquefoundation.org/deadlines.aspx for scholarship deadlines!!

Study Abroad with SPI
Study abroad in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica or China for college credit. With SPI programs, the traditional classroom takes a backseat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals and weekend journeys where history, art and culture come to life! For more information, visit spiabroad.com or call 866-502-7505.
Enrollment & Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2015
Texas Tech Visit to RRHS!
An admissions rep from Texas Tech University will be visiting RRHS on Wednesday, November 19th @ 10:45 in the Media Center. Students can sign up for the info session in their Naviance accounts. For more info on Texas Tech, visit their website at: www.ttu.edu

Got Naviance?
Rio Rancho High School students have access to one of the best college & career preparation resources available today! Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive one-stop shop for all of your students college & career prep needs. College searches, career interest inventories and standardized test prep are just a few areas that Naviance can help with.

To log on to Naviance: go to https://connection.naviance.com; log on username is your student’s identification number; password is their birthday (ie. 01081998).
For more information cut/paste the link below!!


Student Brochure (pdf)
User Name & Password (pdf)
Success Planning (pdf)
College Planning (pdf)
Career Planning (pdf)
Course Planning (pdf)

Need ACT Prep?
Just a reminder that all RRHS students now have free and unlimited access to our ACT Prep Program available exclusively in their Naviance Accounts! Once students are logged in, the PrepMe link can be found under "Resources" on their Naviance home page.

Visit www.naviance.com and find the "Student & Families sign in" link at the top right hand corner to get started!

And don't forget, your Naviance log-in info is:
Username: Your RRHS ID
Password: Your 8 Digit Birthdate (Format= MMDDYYYY)
Advanced Placement
RRHS offers many Advanced Placement ("AP") classes that allow students to test for college credit!
Parents, is your student interested in possibly participating in athletics at an NCAA Division I or Division II university or college after high school? Unsure of the appropriate steps or process of preparing your student to meet NCAA Eligibility requirements? If you believe you and your student can benefit from additional guidance, contact Gage Romansky at 962-5312 for an appt to discuss the requirements and registration process.
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