High School Programs

Art Commission

The Educational Foundation for Rockport encourages and invests in the artistic careers of Rockport students.  In 2017, the EFR selected the first commissioned student art work, to be sold, raffled, or auctioned to benefit EFR with the reproduction rights shared between the EFR and the student artist. The hope is that publicity in the media, as well as the award itself, will help advance the student’s college applications and possible career in art, as well as encouraging other young artists.

Electrathon

This is a program where students design, build, and test single-seat electric vehicles that are intended to safely and efficiently travel on a closed-circuit track. They learn principles of engineering design, electrical systems, aerodynamics, vehicle mechanics, safety, and teamwork through a real-world, hands-on project. Students compete against other schools, with trophies going to the teams that get the most laps out of one charge. The program was introduced into the Rockport High School Technical Design course for the first time during the 2009–2010 school year. Students have continued to modify and improve the program’s two vehicles, winning first place in the composite division of the Connecticut Electrathon at Lime Rock Park.

DECA

DECA is the high school’s business and entrepreneurship group, which takes what is learned in marketing and business classes and puts it to use in practical ways – competing in academic competitions at the district, state, and international level. Students learn skills such as time management, leadership, preparing business reports, interviewing skills, collaboration using technology and making presentations.

Virtual High School

Students are able to supplement their curriculum by choosing from a broad range of online courses that are not offered at RHS. Examples include AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, and AP Music Theory, as well as courses directly related to their intended college major, such as Sports and Society, Investing in the Stock Market, Engineering Principals, The Glory of Ancient Rome, and German Language and Culture. The curriculum and rigor of these courses help the students to be better prepared for college.

Sophomores to College

This program allows the entire sophomore class to participate in a college tour, information session, and lunch in a dining hall. The visits are set up at six to eight different colleges and students are able to choose from those on the list. Students hear first-hand the expectations for admission to each college and also gain a valuable experience through touring the campus and eating in the dining hall with other college students.

Awesome Rockport

Awesome Rockport is a small group of like-minded community members committed to making Rockport more awesome through small-but-impactful acts of guerilla philanthropy. This means we proactively seek out creative opportunities to make Rockport more awesome through cash infusions of $1,000 into the community. We are committed to identifying and supporting awesome Rockport-centric initiatives on a quarterly basis.

P.O. Box 836
Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-1200