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Rancho Mirage High School is part of the Palm Springs Unified School District in California. The high school is designed with career pathways in mind, meaning students are given opportunities to study and gain hands-on experience in the career field of their choice. Students with career pathway opportunities graduate high school ready for higher education or real-life work experience.

Palm Springs Unified School District, in 2005, acquired 80 acres of land on which it planned to build two new schools. Then, in 2010, ground broke on the new high school, which opened in August of 2013. Now in its fifth year in Rancho Mirage, the school has established itself as a fantastic source for the education of public school students with an idea of the career path they’d like to follow after graduation. And, for those students who just aren’t sure yet what they’d like to do for work once they graduate high school, there are resources available for helping reach that conclusion.

Rancho Mirage High School educates approximately 1,196 students in grades 9-12 each year. There are around 24 students per teacher in the classrooms, which is on par with the state’s average student-teacher-ratio. The school employs about 20 teachers.

The Cafe Academy stands for Culinary Arts Food Education, a program designed for aspiring chefs and restaurant managers, supported with financial contributions from some local restaurants and businesses.

The RACE Academy is ideal for students interested in learning about the ins and outs of automobile mechanics. Learn about the parts of a car, where they go, and how they create the systems that keep cars running smoothly. Show your team spirit by wearing your RACE shirts on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Rancho Mirage High School has a fully stocked sports agenda with teams in aquatics, baseball, basketball, cheer, dance, golf, soccer, cross country, football, tennis, track and field, and wrestling.

Musical Theater University is an after-school program for students interested in developing careers in the performing arts.

The career center at Rancho Mirage High is the place for students to go when ready to start thinking about next steps such as ACT and SAT prep, applying for student loans and financial aid, college applications, and other elements that help make the leap from high school to adult life.

The counseling department is ready, willing, and able to help students with their personal/social lives, academics, college prep and career planning, and more. The department also provides educational opportunities via planned events like classes, workshops, and other activities.

Although the school has a library and media center with an array of digital and traditional books, magazines, and more, students are encouraged to obtain a library card from the Rancho Mirage Public Library for access to additional resources.

It’s true that in some areas, districts, schools, and teachers appear to be more concerned with test scores than learning, but at Rancho Mirage High School, there’s a juxtaposed experience of public school education coupled with real-life preparation.

Rancho Mirage High School is located at 31001 Rattler Road in Rancho Mirage, California and can be reached by phone at 760-202-6455.

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