Prep for Your Future.
RPA originated as an idea to better prepare students for college and life after high school. Today, we do this even better.
The cumulative experience of seven years at RPA is preparation for college. The conversations start in middle school when faculty and staff encourage students to explore their interests and talents, and ways they can apply them to future careers.
It gets serious their Freshman year when they take the required Freshman Seminar. In this class they engage in college and career activities, including skills and interest assessments, practice tests, and career projects.
As they navigate all four years of high school at RPA, there are many more opportunities to focus on College Prep. From taking any AP® classes in high school or college courses in the Bend and Redmond area, to traveling to college campuses, to practicing the SATs up to eight times before they graduate, everything at RPA is designed as to open doors for our students.
During their sophomore, junior and senior years, they can get involved in ASVAB, a career exploration and planning program that is free through RPA. And finally, in their senior year, RPA supports students with College Application Week to help students to successfully complete applications and the College Cash Campaign, which is designed to assist students and their families with the financial aid, scholarship and grant processes.
As a Collegiate Model school in Redmond, RPA gives every student every chance to achieve the level of proficiency needed to attend the college of their choice. RPA is the only school in Central Oregon to offer the prestigious AP® Capstone Diploma, which is a nationally-recognized indicator of college readiness.
RPA students also prepare for real-life situations. They must manage their time according to college style scheduling, are responsible for decision making and keeping their commitments, and are accountable for their relationships with other students, the faculty and staff, and the community around them. They earn credit for volunteering, internships and part-time jobs, all of which contribute to successful, fulfilling futures.
Learn more about College Prep at RPA located near Bend in Redmond, OR.