Category Archives: Richland Collegiate High School

RCHS celebrates Class of 2014

Majid Abdel-Raziq, RCHS valedictorian

Majid Abdel-Raziq, RCHS valedictorian

Hannah Hobson, RCHS salutatorian

Hannah Hobson, RCHS salutatorian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majid Abdel-Raziq of Richardson earned top honors as valedictorian of Richland Collegiate High School‘s Class of 2014 while Hannah Hobson of Garland earned salutatorian honors. Majid plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin and Hannah will attend Texas Woman’s University.

Graduating seniors at Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) amassed more than $7.6 million in scholarship award offers for academic transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

RCHS, which opened in 2006, is a unique charter school designed to provide a rigorous academic experience for high school juniors and seniors. Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses tuition-free and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science and engineering, or visual, performing and digital arts. Students have the opportunity to graduate having completed both a high school diploma and an associate degree, ready to transfer to a four-year university.

For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/rchs.

RCHS senior headed to U.S. Air Force Academy

RCHS student Alicia Reese (far left) received a phone call Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions congratulating her on her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

RCHS student Alicia Reese (far left) received a phone call Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions congratulating her on her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) senior Alicia Reese has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Richland College President Kay Eggleston and RCHS Principal Herman Jackson joined Ms. Reese and her parents when U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions called with the good news on Tuesday. Ms. Reese accepted the appointment and scholarship, which is valued at $500,000. Air Force Academy cadets commit to a minimum of five years of active duty military service after graduation.

RCHS is a unique charter school designed to provide a rigorous academic experience for high school juniors and seniors. Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering, or visual, performing, and digital arts. Students have the opportunity to graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree, prepared to transfer to a four-year university. For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/rchs.

RCHS Class of 2012 top ten percent students from 8 area cities

The top ten percent of Richland Collegiate High School‘s Class of 2012 featured students from Allen, Dallas, Garland, Lancaster, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson and Rockwall. Kanwal Hamid of Plano earned top honors as the valedictorian of the class while Amjad Abdel-Raziq of Richardson was salutatorian.

Students at Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits. The following students (listed in order of class ranking) are the top ten percent of the Class of 2012:

  1. Kanwal Hamid
  2. Amjad Abdel-Raziq
  3. Aarzu Isa
  4. Joel Johnson
  5. Julieanna Fiesel
  6. Aeriel Eichenberger
  7. Zuhair Patel
  8. Taha Akhawala
  9. Tania Banuelos
  10. Aileen Donahue
  11. Jhoseline Vasquez
  12. Chelsea Rolland
  13. Rebecca Lemma
  14. Morgan Stephens
  15. Kevin Varughese
  16. Kiran Mianoor
  17. Aria Mansoori
  18. Tamam Bushnaq
  19. Brianna Crews

RCHS is a unique charter school designed to provide a rigorous academic experience for high school juniors and seniors. Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering, or visual, performing, and digital arts. Students have the opportunity to graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree, ready to transfer to a four-year university. For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/rchs.

RCHS public hearing scheduled for Oct. 4

As required by the Texas Education Agency, Richland Collegiate High School will conduct a public hearing to report the school’s 2011 financial management report. The hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m., Oct. 4 at the Dallas County Community College District’s office located at 1601 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215.

For more information, please contact the school’s superintendent, Donna Walker, at 972-761-6880 or DWalker1@dcccd.edu.

Richland Collegiate High School Students Receive Princeton Prize

Four Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) students recently received the Princeton Prize in Race Relations scholarship for the Dallas/Texas region. Ana Chavez, Samia Nasir, Kanwal Hamid and Aarzu Isa will receive a regionally awarded scholarship of $1,000 and will attend Princeton’s annual symposium on race.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. It’s mission is to promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.

RCHS is a unique charter school for high school juniors and seniors. Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering or visual, performing, and digital arts.
For more information, contact Anitra Cotton, Manager of Public Information, at 972-238-6022 or anitracotton@dcccd.edu.

RCHS public hearing scheduled for Nov. 9

As required by the Texas Education Agency, Richland Collegiate High School will conduct a public hearing to report the school’s 2010 financial management report. The hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m., Nov. 9 at the Dallas County Community College District’s office located at 1601 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215.

For more information, please contact the school’s superintendent, Donna Walker, at 972-761-6880 or DWalker1@dcccd.edu.

Richland Collegiate High School to host Information Session

Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) will host an information session at 7-9 p.m., Thursday, November 18, for the upcoming application period beginning in November. RCHS is a unique charter school for high school juniors and seniors. Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering or visual, performing, and digital arts. RCHS recently received its fourth consecutive “Exemplary” rating from the Texas Education Agency. RCHS students can graduate from Richland College with an associate of arts degree at the same time as earning their high school diploma. Tuition and books are free, making RCHS an educational and affordable choice.

Other information session dates include:

Thursday, January. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, February 24, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To register for a session, go to
http://www.richlandcollege.edu/rchs/infoSession. For more
information, call 972-761-6888.

RCHS celebrates its fourth consecutive TEA “Exemplary” rating

Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) gears up for its fifth school year on the heels of its recent “Exemplary” rating from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The four-year-old charter high school is housed on the Richland College campus. To earn an exemplary rating, at least 90 percent of a school’s students must pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and 95 percent of the students must graduate on time or continue high school for a fifth year.

Students in this unique program can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses with a focus on mathematics, science, engineering or visual, performing, and digital arts. RCHS students can graduate from Richland College with an associate of arts degree at the same time as earning their high school diploma.

For more details about RCHS’ recent TEA ratings or the upcoming RCHS school year, please contact Anitra Cotton at 972-238-6022 or anitracotton@dcccd.edu.

RCHS top 10 percent made up of students from several N. Texas cities

RCHS Valedictorian Haron Abdel-Raziq, left, and Salutatorian Omar Mezenner

RCHS Valedictorian Haron Abdel-Raziq, left, and Salutatorian Omar Mezenner

Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) recently celebrated the Class of 2010, led by Valedictorian Haron Mahmoud Abdel-Raziq of Richardson and Salutatorian Omar Mezenner of Garland. Haron plans to attend Texas A&M University and Omar will go to the California Institute of Technology.

Students from several North Texas cities rounded out the top 10 percent of Class of 2010. These students completed their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits. They are:

  • Eda A. Villeda-Principe of Garland plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Jessica Ann Barner of Richardson plans to attend Southern Methodist University
  • Huy Duc Le of Garland plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin
  • Cheryl Ann Thomas of Mesquite plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin
  • Ashley S. Varghese of Mesquite plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Renita Aby Thomas of Mesquite plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Becca Obiageri Abara of Anna plans to attend Northwestern University
  • Amber N. Habib of Richardson plans to attend Richland College
  • Yasemin Sultan Polat of Sachse plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Michael M. Choy of Dallas plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Mark Raymond Villareal of Mesquite plans to attend Baylor University
  • Caroline Elizabeth Creasman of Carrollton plans to attend the University of Dallas

RCHS is a unique charter school designed to provide a rigorous academic experience for high school juniors and seniors. Students can complete their last two years of high school at Richland College by taking college courses and earning college credits with a focus on mathematics, science, and engineering or visual, performing, and digital arts (beginning Fall 2010). Students have the opportunity to graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate degree, ready to transfer to a four-year university. For more information, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/rchs.

This week’s RLC update – RCHS administrators learn about informing, engaging, inspiring at National Charter School Conference

Richland Collegiate High School (RCHS) Deputy Superintendent Donna Walker, Principal Kristyn Edney, and Director of Admissions Debbi Richards attended the National Charter School Conference in Chicago this week. The conference theme, “Innovators in Education: Leading the Race to the Top,” focused on three topics: Inform, Engage, and Inspire. Presenters included Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Reed Hastings, Netflix founder, chairman and CEO; Arne Duncan, secretary of education for the U.S. Department of Education; and Joe Scarborough, former Florida congressman.