They are the complete opposite, that curtesy is not given to students of color. Honesty and integrity would be the biggest concern for me. They will call a lie "distorted deception", No it's just a lie.
RAHS is a great school for many kids, but not for everyone. I went there for four years and have experienced both sides of academics- the regular level courses and the AP level courses. The gap between the two is enormous. If you're not going to take AP classes your education is so minimal. I was stunned to hear people struggling to read in 11th grade advance comp, which was supposed to be the more difficult of the two regular level courses. Socially, I've found some students have troubles getting along with people, although everyone can really find their niche. However, sometimes the boundaries in some cliches seem dangerous to cross and some students get the mentality that they're "all that". Quite annoying. ANYWAYS. Most of the teachers are great, although there are quite a few in each department you'd just dread having. Some teachers give lots of busy work and don't teach their subject as well as it perhaps should be. Now, the sports at RAHS are mixed. Hockey is great- I can't believe hockey isn't listed in the extra curriculars. Track, cross country, gymnastics, cheer leading, and lots of other sports are also very good!
Thought this was a great school to start out with. Eventually a big disappointment. Teachers witness bullying, but just let it slide to a point that the student needs to do things to defend themselves, which leads to expulsion. Teachers, who at every opportunity said my son was a grood student and a joy to have in calss. Did not step up to my sons defense when he needed them the most. The Assistant Pricipal, just shrugged us off as if we were alsmost invisible. If you send you child to this school, you will have to ask your students questions every night as to what is going on, as the school communication is nill.
I am a parent of two students who have attended RAHS. They both did very well. My daughter took 2 AP classes and scored a 4 and a 5 on her tests. She also attended dual enrollment classes at a nearby college. She also got college credits for photography classes she took at RAHS. My son has participated in sports and really enjoys this. RAHS has several no-cut sports. He will be attending Dual enrollment at college for two years. That represents a huge savings for our family! The counselors were really helpful in making sure my kids were successful in these programs. Now my third son will be going to RAHS. We are happy that he will be able to be on the tennis team and play violin in the orchestra. Lots of opportunities at RAHS!