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a l C s s , e o f m o 2018! c l e W IMPORTANT DATES FOR FRESHMEN Scheduling Night & Uniform Ordering April 10 Cheer & Dance Parent Meeting May 5 Math & World Language Placement Exams May 8 & May 14 Summer School First Session June 23-July 9 Second Session July 10-25


elcome to Rosary High School, the premier all-girls’ Catholic high school in Orange County. Your faith, combined with all of the academic preparation and community service you’ve completed thus far, will be an asset to Rosary High School and to you, as you form new friendships, learn new curriculum, and discover who you are and who you would like to become. You will find Rosary High School an energizing and safe place to explore spiritual, intellectual, athletic, leadership, and social opportunities. Our administrators, faculty, and staff are here to support you in achieving your high school goals. We believe the sky’s the limit, so plan accordingly! As a Royal you will have many opportunities to discover God’s plan for you, to form a special bond with Our Blessed Mother, and to become part of a special family with your Rosary sisters, their families, and the thousands who have walked these halls for the past 49 years. We want you to enjoy your time as a Royal as much as we will enjoy having you. We look forward to welcoming you on Freshman Scheduling Night on Thursday, April 10. Standing in Faith,

Judy Luttrell Principal

FRESHMAN SCHEDULING NIGHT Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rosary High School Karcher Center Uniform Sales 4:30-8:30 p.m. Bring course selection sheet and parish identification card




June 23-July 9, 2014 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

(unless otherwise noted below)


The Rosary High School summer session is an opportunity for students to strengthen skills and/or fulfill graduation requirements. Due to the accelerated pace and academic rigor of courses offered during the summer session, regular attendance in each summer course, whether traditional or blended, is mandatory. No more than one absence in a course is permitted during a session.


Note: Foundations of Math and/or Foundations of Reading MUST be completed with a grade of “C” or better to ensure enrollment in the fall 2014 semester at Rosary High School. FOUNDATIONS OF MATH: (blended distance learning course*) 3-week session: June 17 – July 2 The goal of this course is to develop the skills necessary for success in the Rosary High School ninth grade mathematics curriculum. Placement in mathematics will be based on student data at registration along with achievement in Foundations of Math. Please note: this class begins June 17 on the Rosary campus. Additional mandatory class meetings take place June 18, 19, 24, and July 1. The coursework will be completed online and the instructor will be available June 25, 26, and July 2 for additional lab time and instruction. TUITION: $350 FOUNDATIONS OF READING: (Session II) – This Language Arts course focuses on reading, understanding, learning, and applying vocabulary in context. The course provides practice in grammar, usage, and syntax skills, as well as reading comprehension strategies. Study skills are incorporated into this course. Students work with the required summer reading books during the course. TUITION: $350


These exams are offered for students who: 1. Have taken one or more years of either French or Spanish or if you are a native speaker 2. Have taken a full year of Algebra I

Both exams will be offered during each time listed below. You need to pre-register by emailing counseling@ with the student’s name, the date/time she will test, and which test she will take. Bring two #2 pencils. If you are taking the math placement test, please bring a calculator. Testing will be held in Room 204. A study guide for the Algebra I exam can be found on the Rosary website homepage,, under the “Forms & Downloads” button.


• Thursday, May 8; 3:30 & 5:00 p.m. • Wednesday, May 14; 3:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.


July 10-25, 2014 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

(unless otherwise noted below)


Taking these courses in the summer allows flexiblity in the student’s fall schedule. It is strongly recommended that conditionally-accepted students with only one required class sign up for one of the semester courses listed below, as elective courses are not offered every semester. SPEECH: (one semester – 2.2 weeks) - This course (or Introduction to Drama) is required for graduation. Students learn the fundamentals of public speaking including building listening and critical thinking skills, developing skills for discussion groups, and sharpening techniques of debate. TUITION: $350 INTRO TO DRAMA: (one semester – 2.2 weeks) – This course (or Speech) is required for graduation. The focus is on the development of effective interpersonal communication skills using the principles of drama. TUITION: $350 TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATIONS: (one semester– 2.2 weeks) – This required course educates students in computer use and terminology. Students develop keyboarding skills and learn common applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, presentation software, and internet research. TUITION: $350 FUNDAMENTALS OF ART: (two semesters – 5 weeks) – This course is a prerequisite for all other art classes. As a foundations of art course, it introduces students to the skills, techniques, procedures, and vocabulary of drawing and painting. TUITION: $700 * Distance learning is a mode of delivering education and instruction via electronic devices to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason (including taking examinations) have been referred to as “blended learning.”

SUMMER READING During the summer months, incoming freshmen are to read and take notes about the books listed below based on their class placement. Plan to discuss and be tested during the first week of school. Worksheets and further assignments can be found on our website at, under the “Forms & Downloads” button.


1. Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin 2. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys


1. Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin 2. Peace Like A River by Leif Enger



CORE CURRICULUM A full list of curriculum can be found online in the course catalog.

SPEECH (one semester) – This course (or Intro to Drama)

fulfills the freshman graduation requirement. Students learn fundamentals of public speaking (also offered zero period and in summer school). INTRO TO DRAMA (one semester) – This course (or Speech) fulfills the freshman graduation requirement. The focus of this class is to develop effective interpersonal communication skills using principles of drama. TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATIONS (one semester) – Freshman graduation requirement (also offered zero period and in summer school). Exposes students to computer use and terminology.

ELECTIVES PERFORMING ARTS SHOW CHOIR (one semester or year) – No previous

singing or performance experience necessary. This course provides one semester of show choir for those students who love to sing but are unable to enroll in the year-long course. DANCE I (one semester) – No previous experience necessary. Students will learn beginning dance techniques in the areas of jazz, tap, and ballet. This class is recommended for students with little or no formal dance training and who are interested in studying dance as an art form. The concentration is on teaching correct technique, alignment, and positions, all while exploring movement, agility, flexibility, choreography, and individual creativity. DANCE II (one semester; prerequisite: Dance I) – Students continue to develop the dance skill and techniques they have learned in ballet, tap and jazz. Students are exposed to a variety of other dance styles including musical theatre dance, lyrical/contemporary, hip-hop, as well as yoga and body conditioning/strengthening. Students will create their own choreographic pieces and work towards an emphasis of dance performance. FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE (year course) – This course is designed to develop an appreciation of theatre by the study of the basic elements of play production, acting, and the history of theatre. Students will learn to develop believable characters through acting exercises, improvisation, monologue work, duet scene study, and ensemble work. Students will also learn the business of theatre production, basic directing, and technical theatre. MUSICAL THEATRE (year course) – This course is a journey through Broadway and the American Musical Theatre from its early beginnings. Students will learn how musicals form and develop through the decades and how the art form was influenced by historical events, culture, and society. In the first semester there is an emphasis on listening and viewing of musicals through the decades. In the second semester students will learn basic music theory, proper vocal production, and beginning musical theatre dance. Performances include the Christmas Concert and our Spring Concert, Festival of the Arts, where students will perform musical scenes and songs.

COMPUTERS COMPUTER GRAPHICS I (one semester; prerequisite:

Tech in Communications) – This course is structured around projects emphasizing the art elements of line, shape, color, and texture, and introduces principles of design.

Electives continued...

COMPUTER GRAPHICS II (one semester; prerequisite: Computer Graphics I) – This course is an advanced study in contemporary media.


will develop and master a variety of stress management skills including relaxation techniques, and study and time management skills. In addition, students will be introduced to an overview of the common causes of stress on their minds and bodies.

VISUAL ARTS FUNDAMENTALS OF ART (one year) – This course

introduces students to the procedures, techniques, vocabulary, and skills in drawing and painting (also offered zero period and in summer school). DRAWING STUDIO (one semester; prerequisite: Fundamentals of Art) – This course enhances students’ skills in drawing with emphasis on still life and the human figure. PAINTING STUDIO (one semester; prerequisite: Fundamentals of Art) – In this course the use of color theory is advanced with a variety of different techniques and color applications. INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY (one semester; prerequisite: Fundamentals of Art or Graphics I & II) – This course explores the photographic process using camera functions, techniques, composition, and methods of creative visual communication. See the online course catalog for a list of other offerings; this is a partial list. Some courses are available to freshmen by interview.


Rosary partners with FACTS Tuition Management to process tuition payments. FACTS allows you to distribute your payments semi-annually, quarterly, or over 12 months using automatic bank payments or a credit card. All Rosary families MUST enroll with FACTS Tuition Management. More details for enrolling in FACTS will be sent through the mail later in the spring.


Rosary High School is committed to helping families who need financial help through our tuition assistance program. Applications for tuition assistance are processed by Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) and then reviewed by Rosary’s tuition assistance committee. Tuition assistance applications are online and available on the Rosary website in the “Parent” section. Applications are due March 31, 2014. Please visit our website for more information.


There are a number of scholarships available to Rosary students. These range from need-based to merit-based and are available by application at various times of the year. Freshmen are encouraged to apply specifically for technology scholarships available only to freshmen and/or the Standing Tall Scholarship. The Standing Tall Scholarship application process will be announced later this spring. For additional details regarding scholarships, please visit www.


Uniform items will be available for purchase before and during Freshman Scheduling Night on Thursday, April 10, beginning at 4:30 p.m. After this date, uniforms will be available for purchase online at


• White polo shirt with Rosary “crown R” logo • Red polo shirt with Rosary “crown R” logo


• Khaki or navy twill slacks with Rosary “crown R” • Navy blue skirt with red and beige pinstripe



Rosary offers 25 different teams across 11 different sports and offers a comprehensive student athletic training program. Rosary competes as part of the Trinity League in the CIF Southern Section. In addition to our summer athletic program and off-season training programs, our primary school year seasons are fall, winter, and spring.

FALL SPORTS: Mid-August to mid-November; teams include cross country, golf, tennis, and volleyball.

WINTER SPORTS: Mid-November to mid-February; teams include basketball, soccer, and water polo.

SPRING SPORTS: Mid-February to mid-May; teams include lacrosse, softball, swim, and track & field.

TRYOUTS: Held during the summer for most sports from

mid-June to mid-August, depending on the sport. Each sport has a three-week dead period during the summer. Athletes of all grade levels can be selected for any team depending on their athletic ability.

• RHS socks that are visible above the ankle • Navy blue or black tights (excludes nylon hosiery)


• Clean white, navy, red, or black athletic shoes • Navy, black, or brown dress oxford or saddle shoes • Solid red, navy, black, white, gold, grey, or beige slip-ons • Shoes must always have a back strap and have a closed toe Patterned shoes are not permitted

MASS OR FORMAL ASSEMBLY UNIFORM: • White polo shirt • A uniform sweater or sweater vest • Uniform skirt • Tights or RHS socks • Varsity jackets may be worn with the sweater • Loafer, ballet flat, or oxford style shoes (TOMS are acceptable)

Mass / Formal Assembly day uniform must be worn all day.

April 10, 4:30 p.m.

PRACTICES: Daily practices are held Monday through

Friday and some teams practice on Saturdays. Times vary with each sport and/or level of participation.

FEES: Athletic participation fees will be assessed for each

sport, as well as a fee for the consumable uniform. Fee information will be included with the registration packet in April. Fees must be up-to-date for a student to participate in sports.

ELIGIBILITY: All paperwork must be submitted to the

athletic office prior to any form of athletic participation. This includes: pre-participation physical, three emergency cards, risk forms, and signed codes of conduct. All athletes must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

MEET THE STAFF Coaches from each sport will be available at Freshman

Scheduling Night to talk about tryouts, practice schedules, finances, and eligibility. Meet the Director of Athletics and athletic trainers, and talk with Rosary’s student athletes on Thursday, April 10.

PHYSICALS All athletes must have a pre-participation physical; these will be

offered on campus for $25 on Thursday, May 8, from 3-6 p.m. in the Karcher Center.

CHEER & DANCE Students interested in trying out for the 2014-2015 cheer or dance program must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. This meeting will cover tryout information as well as financial and team obligations. Coaches will be on hand to answer team-specific questions.


Learn tryout material May 29 & 30, June 2, at 3:30 p.m. Pace Gymnastics & Dance Studio 7646 Garden Grove Boulevard Westminster, CA 92683


June 4, 3:30 p.m. Pace Gymnastics & Dance Studio 7646 Garden Grove Boulevard Westminster, CA 92683

Freshman Brochure- Class of 2018