Richmond County ninth graders will get a preview of what next year holds at Richmond Senior tonight at the annual Curriculum Fair.
The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the area spanning from the gymnasium to the cafeteria.
For parents like Misty Barnes, the Curriculum Fair represents an opportunity to become more familiar with high school course offerings and college preparation. Barnes’ daughter, McKenzie is currently a student at the Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy and will be a sophomore at RSHS next year.
“I’m looking to learn more about the options available for college-bound students, the differences between honors and AP classes and everything we need to plan for,” Barnes said. “I am also excited about having a chance to meet some of the teachers.”
All of the academic teachers and career technical education teachers are coordinating exhibits that will showcase the types of work and activities students will take part in during their classes. Athletic teams, clubs and other extracurricular activities will also have displays to showcase how students can become more involved on campus.
RSHS Principal Cory Satterfield looks forward to sharing information with students and parents about graduation requirements and course offerings at the school, but is also excited for the students to become familiar with the culture of the school.
“We want families to see all of the fantastic opportunities for their children at Richmond Senior in dealing with career interests, extra curricular activities, and the wonderful people who will be with their children on a daily basis,” Satterfield said. “Studies show that students who get involved and participate at their schools do much better academically. We want all of our students to be globally competitive as they complete high school and go on to their next phase in their lives.”
The rising 10th grade students will begin registering for classes the following week, starting April 11. Guidance Counselor Christy Ransom said parents and students should feel better prepared their choices for the registration process, having attended the fair.
“We hold the curriculum fair each year in the hopes that parents and students will become educated about the academic and elective classes we have to offer,” Ransom said. “The RSHS Curriculum Fair is a wonderful time to talk to teachers, counselors, and administrators about any question they may have about the student’s upcoming year.”
Thursday’s event is open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m. on the campus of Richmond Senior High School.