Rock Island-Milan School District offers a diverse academic program including curricular areas such as: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Health, Physical Education and the Arts. Vocational and technical programs are also available to Rock Island students through services provided by the area Career Center. Instruction is based on the Illinois Learning Standards and incorporates effective, research-based instructional strategies. Grading and student assessment practices are constructed to provide optimal feedback and reporting on student academic progress.
Multi-Age or Looping Grades
There are students of multiple ages in grades ninth through twelfth.
Special Programs for Both High- and Under-Achieving Students
Rock Island-Milan School District believes that students with potential for outstanding accomplishments require special provisions to meet their educational needs. The gifted program identifies individuals through teacher referral, cognitive ability, and achievement testing and establishes an individualized academic program for those identified students.
Contacts for Gifted Students
Phone: 309.793.5900 x 231
Library and Technology Services
The RIHS library serves over 1,600 students by providing access to books, periodicals, database, and internet resources. The library is staffed by a certified library media specialist and one library para-professional. Bookshelves are open for browsing by students and staff. Audio-visual equipment is available for checkout by teachers for classroom use. Teachers may schedule the library for use by their entire class or students may be sent individually on a teacher’s pass for independent study.
Spanish Grade Levels 9-12
French Grade Levels 9-12
German Grade Levels 9-12
Academic Programs Offered
- The YMCA offers mentoring for those students who seek help with their studies.
- The Upward Bound Program is an Academic/Cultural/Mentoring program that bridge Rock Island students with students from neighboring colleges and higher education institutes.
- Drop In Centers give students a place to go for assistance with improving their reading and math performances.
- Rock Island High School’s Junior Achievement program gives students the opportunity to have career related classroom and community experience to link the importance between academic performance and career success.
- To expand on the Junior Achievement program, Career Work Training allows for on the job train while students receive school credit.
- Graduation rate increased in 2004
- National Merit Finalist 2002 Brett Peterson and semi-finalist 2004 Louis Young
- Illinois Government Internship Program participant 2004-05 Jovanda Warren