ROPES is the Rite Of Passage ExperienceS program that is specifically designed as an optional enrichment activity as students complete a cycle of their education (early mastery, intermediate mastery, advanced mastery). ROPES is an opportunity for students to participate in an academic ritual by way of real-life learning experiences. The ROPES project gives students an opportunity to explore and demonstrate project based learning.
This year (2017-2018), as in years past, grades 4, 6, and 8 will have the opportunity to complete ROPES projects. More information to come at our ROPES Orientations. Please see list of orientations dates/times below. Additionally, we’ve had some inquiries regarding Science Fair and the Tech Challenge projects and whether these would qualify for a ROPES project.
First of all, we would like to share that completion of a science fair project or Tech Challenge could count toward a ROPES project if it is something that your child is passionate about learning. It may (or may not) have a community/society benefit but it must have a personal benefit to your child. Further it must fulfill all of the ROPES requirements including a written report, oral presentation, visual aid and completed log. So, if you are starting now on any project, be sure that you are logging your hours!!
Important Dates for 2017 – 2018 ROPES program:
Orientations will be late October – early November
Arroyo 4th Graders – October 23, 2017
Heather 4th Graders – November 1, 2017
Arundel 4th Graders – November 6, 2017
Central/Tierra Linda/CLC “New Candidates” for 6th and 8th Grade – TBD
CLC 4th Graders are encouraged to attend the presentations at either Arroyo, Heather or Arundel
Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Candidate Registration Form Deadline (Forms must be submitted online by 4PM. No late registration accepted.)
October 2017 – February 4, 2018: Work on ROPES Project
February 5-7, 2018: Present your ROPES Project at your assigned time at Central Middle School
March 6, 2018 : Attend ROPES Community Recognition Night
For questions, please contact ROPES@scsdk8.org. REGISTRATIONRegistration for 2017-2018 ROPES projects will open on October 23, 2017 and close on November 15, 2017. Please check back during that time for the link to the registration page. Should you have any questions, call (650)590-5935.