Professional Learning Communities (PLC's):
When the school has a late start every Thursday morning, teachers are meeting in PLC groupings. The overall goal of PLCs is to improve student achievement through teacher collaboration. Teachers come together to use data gathered in their classrooms to improve classroom practice. PLCs seek to answer these fundamental questions: what do students know? how do we know that they know? what do we do when they don't know? what do we do when they DO know?
RBHS has a strong emphasis on service learning. Organizations like Student Services, the Association of Students for Tolerance, Eco Club and others perform yearlong services projects that include neighborhood cleanup, wilderness restoration, trips to a local soup kitchen, and visits with seniors at the British Home.