Poudre School District

Educate Every Child, Every Day

Rocky Mountain High School

1300 West Swallow Road
80526 Fort Collins
United States
Principal: 
Craig Woodall
Grades: 
9 -12
Colors: 
Cardinal red & yellow gold
Mascot: 
Lobo
Phone: 
970-488-7023
Fax: 
970-488-7001
Teacher Education Level: 
83 of 118 teachers hold master's degrees or above
Average Teaching Experience: 
11

History
Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS) opened in 1973 and was expanded and renovated during the 1994–95 school year. From the beginning, Rocky has focused on excellence in academic and extracurricular endeavors. We have developed a tradition of being on the cutting edge of educational reform.

Learning culture
Rocky Mountain High School inspires, guides, and supports our students, faculty, and staff to reach their maximum potential in a caring, challenging, and safe environment.

Academic environment
Rocky Mountain features a schedule which consists of four 9-week terms per year and four 90-minute classes per day. There is a 50-minute common lunch period for students and staff, as well as an early morning 50-minute period for students in specific curriculum areas.

This schedule creates opportunities for students to concentrate on fewer subjects at any one time while allowing students to take more courses per year.

Rocky features large, well-lit learning spaces, advanced learning technology systems, a variety of instructional spaces, a unique student commons area and courtyard, a state-of-the-art media center, a modern fitness center and athletic facilities, and exceptional performing arts areas.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program
AP is a program of college-level courses and exams that provides high school students the opportunity to receive advanced placement and/or college credit.

Moreover, we offer other rigorous courses which are not designated specifically as Advanced Placement but prepare students for additional AP exams.

PaCE (Professional and Community Experience) and ACE (Alternative Cooperative Education)
Students who wish to extend their learning experiences outside of the classroom are encouraged to participate in PaCE or ACE. Experiences in paid employment, apprenticeships, shadowing, and volunteering are available to students for credit.

The Professional Development School (PDS) is a partnership between Colorado State University and RMHS designed to improve the preparation of future teachers. Pre-service teachers from CSU work with RMHS staff, and successful program participants are selected to complete their student teaching experience at Rocky.

Extracurricular activities
RMHS sponsors 23 interscholastic sports and associated activities for students in grades 9–12. Rocky features an extensive music program including bands, orchestras, and choirs that enjoy a state and national reputation for excellence. In addition, we have an award-winning forensics program, student newspaper, student magazine, yearbook, and drama program.

Opportunities for parents
Rocky’s School Improvement Team (SIT) is made up of parents, community members, teachers and staff, students, and the principal.

Parents are active participants at Rocky Mountain High School as members of SIT, Parents’ Athletic Club, Forensics Boosters, Music Boosters, Drama Parents, and other support groups.

Parents also volunteer their services in a variety of ways to assist our students and staff in their day-to-day activities.