• Holiday Intensive Sessions

    With the Christmas Holiday just next week, please consider attending one or more work sessions to (1) do work towards Incomplete grades, (2) make up absences, and/or (3) to earn sufficient hours toward P grades or passing grades for previous F grades. Please email Mr. Beck, dbeck@rockwellhigh.net. Sessions can be all or part of any of these: Saturday, December 20th, 8 am - 2pm, Monday & Tuesday, December 22nd & 23rd, 9 am - Noon, and Monday & Tuesday, December 29th & 30th, 9 am - Noon. If these do not work, please schedule an appointment with Mr. Beck between today and Friday to get a project toward making up absences or credits. This is especially important for current 12th graders who have credit holes. It will be a merrier Christmas and a happier New Year knowing you have those deficits cleared up.

  • Looking for Board members

    With various family and health related resignations, we need to staff our board with people who are willing to help the school continue to improve. Specific needs to fill would be in finance, business, and/or in non-profits, but a desire to help the school develop and improve are even more critically important. Please email the board your letter of intent including past experience that could be applicable to serving on a volunteer governing board. These should be sent directly to board@rockwellhigh.net or through Mr. Beck, dbeck@rockwellhigh.net. Your consideration of this effort is appreciated. Happy Holidays!


From the Director

12/15/14

Dear Rockwell,

Having been named previously as one of the Utah State Office of Education's Focus Schools (essentially the lowest performing schools in the state), it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce officially that the class of 2014 saw Rockwell graduate in excess of 95% of our students and land us in the top 20 of all public schools in the state. This is great news for our students, parents, teachers, administration, and support stuff who have all worked hard to turn things around. As a comparison, Rockwell's graduation rates were very low initially, 69% in 2009, 50% in 2010, 45% in 2011, 80% in 2012, and 84% in 2013. This has been a combined and focused effort over the past three years. The Utah State Office of Education provided a link to be able to look at all of Utah's public schools at the following link.

Rockwell joins 6 other charter schools (bolded) in the top 20 of all public schools in Utah with graduation rates of 95 percent or better for the class of 2014:

Carbon High School, 98%
Itineris Early College High School, 98%
Northern Utah Academy of Math, Engineering, and Science (NUAMES), 98%
Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS), 98%
Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science (AMES), 97%
Bountiful High School, 97%
Davis High School, 97%<
Salem Hills High School, 97%
Sky View High School, 96%
Altamont High School, 95%
Deseret Hills High School, 95%
Enterprise High School, 95%
Gunnison Valley High School, 95%
Maple Mountain High School, 95%
Monticello High School, 95%
Rockwell Charter High School, 95%
Salt Lake Center for Science Education, 95%
Skyline High School, 95%
Springville High School, 95%
Success Academy, 95%

We have a great deal of work to do to keep this up. Students need to get to school and class on time, get their work done and turned in, and develop self-respect regarding any and all efforts associated with themselves. Teachers will continue to work on and refine what is taught and how and why to be able to deliver increasingly stronger and better learning opportunities. Parents should get and use regular access to Aspire (SIS) to track attendance and grades as well as check in with their students at home and teachers at school about how things are going. Our administrative and student support personnel will continue to do all we can to fortify all of these things into a stronger school culture. All of us working together can keep our graduation rates this high for years to come and create individual opportunities that make a difference in the lives of our students.

Best wishes to one and all for a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year. Let's make the rest of the school year really powerful.

Darren Beck,
Executive Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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