RIH District

Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District
The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District consists of two high-performing public high schools that serve approximately 2300 students from the communities of Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff in Bergen County New Jersey.

Challenging Educational Programs and Support Services
* Over 200 courses spanning various academic levels and content areas (Program of Studies)
* Over 20 Advanced Placement courses 
* Over 15 dual enrollment courses offered through partnerships with four colleges / universities
* Specialized four-year University Programs offered in the following areas:
   * Engineering and Design
   * International Studies and Business
   * Science, Medicine, and Research
* A Pathways Program that provides students with an opportunity to be recognized for an extensive study in a particular area of focus.  
* Comprehensive Guidance and Special Services departments able to meet the varied needs of the students.  Additional support services are provided by student assistance counselors, I&RS/Section 504 teams, peer support programs, child study teams, and the District’s ELL program.  

Technology
Technological resources to support teaching and learning in the 21st Century, including:
* A 1:1 MacBook Air laptop program for students and staff 
* Equitable access to required hardware, software, digital tools, and resources to support a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum
* Up-to-date wireless and wired network infrastructure
* Cloud-based services and resources to support instruction and district operations
* 3D printers and respective technologies available to faculty and students
* Interactive whiteboards, projection devices, iPads, drawing tablets, and digital cameras

Facilities
Up-to-date facilities and resources, including: 
* Media centers with large digital and print collections, interactive classrooms, and collaborative learning spaces
* Television production studios
* Fine art studios and digital art technologies
* Publications rooms
* Science laboratories and industrial technology / fabrications rooms
* Collaborative classroom spaces
* Wellness centers
* All-weather synthetic athletic fields and track
* Outdoor education facilities for Physical Education

Experienced and Qualified Staff
* Award-winning faculty; most with advanced degrees
* Comprehensive staff development program with regular time for curriculum development, technology training, and enhancement of teaching skills
* Professional development opportunities and training for Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment programs, and specialized programs in the District
* Collaborative projects with K-8 sending districts

High Achieving Students
* Continued education for over 93% of graduates
* The District historically has National Merit Commended students, Certificate of Merit students, and National Merit Scholarship recipients
* AP students have been recognized as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honors, AP Scholars with Distinction, and National Scholars
* Other academic awards include Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Rensselaer Science Award Medal, Governor’s School in the Sciences and Engineering, NJ Bergen County Mock Trial, Euro-Challenge Competition, WISE, NJ Regional Science Fair, and NJ National Financial Literacy Test Gold Star School.
* RIH has repeated high performing Academic Decathlon and DECA competition results at various levels
* National, state, and county honors for recent academic and athletic teams, music groups, and student publications

Sports and Athletics
The District has a wide range of sports activities for students to participate in between the two high schools, each of which encourages and enables students to participate at their highest level. A variety of individual and team sports are offered during each of the three seasons. The District has had a number of Conference and State championships, distinguished coaches recognized at the county and state levels, and all-state, all-county, and all-league student athletes.

Clubs and Activities
The District has a wide array of co-curricular clubs and activities for students to choose from and encourages students to get involved in the school, district, and local communities. Clubs and activities include academics (ex. Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, Science League), visual and performing arts (ex. marching band, art, digital photography), publications (ex. yearbook, newspaper), marketing (ex. DECA, School Store) and community outreach (ex. Holiday Festival, Interact).

For more information about the District and each high school, please see the NJ Annual Performance Reports.  

Special State Mandates
The Ramapo Indian Hills High School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities, which it operates, and it is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a manner. Title IX and State Affirmative Action Officer. The district official responsible for the coordination of activities relating to compliance with Title IX is Mr. Michael Marano, District Director of Student Personnel Services, 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436, (201) 337-0100, ext. 3827. This official will provide information, including complaint procedures, to any student who feels that his or her rights, under Title IX and State Affirmative Action Law, may have been violated.

504 Plans
Mr. Michael Marano, District Director of Student Personnel Services, coordinates the district policy and regulations concerning the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. Contact Mr. Marano at 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436, (201)-337-0100, ext. 3827, for additional information.

American Disability Act
For information, please contact the Superintendent of Schools office at 201-416-8100 ext. 3801 or 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436

The Ramapo Indian Hills High School District is committed to offering an educational program based on Equal Education Opportunity. Male and female students are strongly encouraged to carefully consider participation in any elective course in the respective disciplines.