Rock Bridge High School


Rock Bridge High School

Infobox School
name = Rock Bridge High School


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streetaddress = 4303 S. Providence Road
city = Columbia
state = Missouri
district = Columbia Public Schools
zipcode = 65203
country = USA
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superintendent =
principal = Mrs. Kathy Ritter
viceprincipal = Diane Bruckerhoff
Lisa Nieuwenhuizen
Tim Wright
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schooltype = Public high school
grades = 10-12
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conference = Independent
motto = "Where learning is for life"
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mascot = Bruins
school colors = colorbox|green colorbox|gold Green and Gold
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established = 1973
enrollment = 1,744
enrollment_as_of = 2007-08
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homepage = [http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/rbhs/ Official site]

Rock Bridge High School is a public high school located in southern Columbia, Missouri. The school serves grades 10 through 12, and is a part of the Columbia Public Schools. Students in Grade 9 are allowed to take certain advanced courses that are not available at the local junior high schools.

History

Due to the increasing population of Columbia in the 70's, and the crowding of David H. Hickman High School towards the end of the 1960s, the Columbia Board of Education decided to form a new high school. The board bought 42 acres of land in Southern Columbia and started the construction of the new high school. In September 1973, Rock Bridge first opened and had a class of 583 students. The name "Rock Bridge" was chosen because of the schools proximity to the natural rock bridge of Rock Bridge State Park. The original design of the school won a national award in school design. [http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/rbhs/about/school_information.htm]

tructure

Rock Bridge runs on a block scheduling format. This format is structured so that students have four 95 minute classes each day. However, these classes alternate each day, so most students end up taking 8 classes per year. Most students have one Alternating Unassigned Time, referred to as AUT, during which students are allowed to go the library and computer labs, seek help from teachers, or, with parental permission, leave campus.

Academics

The school offers 18 Advanced Placement courses and a multitude of honors classes available to students. However, it should be noted that RBHS does not weight grade point averages.

Clubs and Organizations

Rock Bridge houses around fifty-five clubs and organizations.

Athletics

Rock Bridge High offers a variety of sports. Fall sports include Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Softball, Boys Swimming/Diving, Girls Tennis, and Volleyball. Winter sports include Basketball and Wrestling. Spring sports include Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Girls Swimming/Diving, Girls Soccer, and Track & Field. Year round sports include Cheerleading and Poms. Rock Bridge is a perennial powerhouse in both boys and girls tennis, having won the Girls State Title in 1999, 2002, and 2003 as well as the Boys State Title in 2008.

Notable alumni

*Carl Edwards, NASCAR driver
*Rob Benedict, actor

External links

* [http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/rbhs/ Rock Bridge High School website]
* [http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Parks/Rock_Bridge_High/index.php City of Columbia]

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