By: Charli Stanley
With how broad the selection of high schools is in Vernon and Beauregard parishes, I’m sure it can be a little daunting choosing the correct one for your students, especially while juggling all of the things that come with moving to a new area. My hopes are that I can alleviate some of that stress by informing you about some of the schools in the area and showcasing what they have to offer. Here, we will be taking a look into Rosepine High School.
Rosepine High School, being one on the list of many, works hard to stand out among the crowd, and all of that hard work has definitely paid off. U.S. News recently published a list of best high schools in Louisiana, ranking Rosepine as #17 in the state and #1 in the area. With an A overall school rating from the Louisiana Department of Education and exemplary test scores, your children are sure to receive a proper education at RHS. Scores on the ACT average at 22, and 95 percent of their students score gold or higher on their ACT Workkeys Test. Proficiency rates are also satisfactory, with 67 percent proficiency in math and 75 percent in reading. All of this culminates at an impressive graduation rate of 96 percent.
Advanced Placement courses through CollegeBoard and dual enrollment classes through Northwestern State University are offered for students looking to get a head start on earning college credits. On average, 57 percent of eligible students participate in the Advanced Placement Program, equipping students with the knowledge needed to prepare them for taking their next step in education.
Many extracurricular activities are offered at Rosepine High School, including baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, track and field, powerlifting, softball, band, and cheerleading. Starting in the new 2022-2023 school year, RHS will also be introducing S.T.E.M. enrichment with the debut of their drone and robotics team.
Awards and Achievements:
Rosepine not only excels in academics, but also in sports. The RHS baseball team currently holds the class 2A state championship title for two years running, while the girls basketball and softball teams are both recognized on the LHSAA top 28 list.The football team was recently ranked top 10 for the 2021 season.
A word from Principal Joey Bartz:
“Rosepine High School is such a special place, but why? The answer is simple. Rosepine High School is made up of the most eagerly competitive people in the state. The faculty, staff, students, and community want to win in everything they do, whether it is academics, athletics, or any other competition. If they cannot win, they want to be the example in which others strive for. The school is heavily teacher led and has tremendous community involvement, which is a recipe for excellence.”
Rosepine is a school that leads its students to success with a principal that strives to maintain adaptability to ensure your childrens’ needs are met. It is a great option for your children to settle into after the commotion of moving.