Parent call out for support!!!
Indiana State Board of Education
Graduation Pathways Panel Recommendations
The River Forest Community School Corporation and Board of Trustees oppose the current recommendations for Graduation Pathways. If you have heard about the pathways, you know that the State Board of Education is pushing this concept through without getting much input from schools, parents, or other concerned entities.
If this initiative were enacted today, the state graduation rate would drop by more than 25% and River Forest would move from 80% graduation rate to 47%.
We share concerns with Dr. McCormack (the State Superintendent of Public Education), superintendents, principals and teachers across the state. It is our opinion that the State Board should host public forums across the state – without your help, however, they may vote to approve the current pathways as early as December 6th.
We believe that the current proposals are detrimental and discriminatory towards special education students, second language learners, and students of poverty. Although we support some areas, we believe that some of the benchmarks are detrimental to our student’s economic futures.
- We have concern with the obtainment of the amount of dual credits, advanced placement, and CTE credits when we have a severe teaching shortage that can compromise a districts ability to provide highly qualified staff to teach these areas.
- We have concern for our special education honors students that have earned a high GPA and college credit but may require special accommodations for the SAT and ACT. We have found that it is difficult working with the College Board in obtaining the accommodations. When these accommodations are obtained, it is difficult to arrange these for 2nd and 3rd examination opportunities for these students.
- We also believe that the career pathways have a negative impact on special education students and the school districts.
To view the Graduation Pathway document in its entirety please click HERE
What can you do? E-mail state board of Education members click HERE for a directory (especially Gov Holcomb and Speaker Bosma)
School Mission Statement
The following is the Mission Statement for River Forest High School
River Forest High School will educate, empower, and enable all students to become caring, contributing citizens who can succeed in an ever-changing world. River Forest High School is committed to focusing on high expectations both academically and socially to create a community of learning, respect, and responsibility.
The following is the Vision Statement for River Forest High School
River Forest High School will provide an engaging and rigorous learning environment where students actively participate in becoming millennial learners ready to succeed in college and/or career endeavors.
Belief Statements RFHS Students
Inspired to learn
Navigate to success
Give their best effort
Together in community
Strive for excellence
Seniors Visit Elementary Schools
Dressed in their caps and gowns, the River Forest High School graduating class of 2016 took time to visit Evans and Meister Elementary schools to thank their teachers and to provide an opportunity for our "little Ingots" to see where they will be in just a few short years.