ROPES is the Rite Of Passage ExperienceS program that is specifically designed as an optional enrichment activity as students complete a cycle of their education (early mastery, intermediate mastery, advanced mastery). ROPES is an opportunity for students to participate in an academic ritual by way of real-life learning experiences. The ROPES project gives students an opportunity to explore and demonstrate project based learning.

This year (2020-2021), as in years past, grades 4, 6, and 8 will have the opportunity to complete ROPES projects.   More information to come at our ROPES Orientations.  Please see list of orientations dates/times below.

Additionally, we’ve had some inquiries regarding the Science Fair and the Tech Challenge projects and whether these would qualify for a ROPES project.  First of all, we would like to share that completion of a science fair project or Tech Challenge could count toward a ROPES project if it is something that your child is passionate about learning. It may (or may not) have a community/society benefit but it must have a personal benefit to your child. Further, it must fulfill all of the ROPES requirements including a written report, oral presentation, visual aid and completed log.  So, if you are starting now on any project, be sure that you are logging your hours!!
Important Dates for 2020 – 2021 ROPES program:
  • 10/29/2020   Orientation (4th, 6th, and 8th) - 6:30-7:30pm, slides hererecorded session here
  • 11/20/2020   Registration Deadline at 5:00 PM. 
            • Participants will receive an email to join a Google Classroom for ROPES for the 20-21 school year.  This Google Classroom will be were students can receive announcements and reminders, as well as how they turn in their project components.
  • 1/13/2021     4th Graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night
  • 1/19/2021     6th & 8th graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night
  • 1/22/2021     All grades need to be registered for a judging time slot
  • 2/2-4/2021    All students will present their ROPES Project on one of these afternoon/evenings via Zoom
  • 3/1-12/2021  ROPES Community Recognition events - during school virtual assemblies or advisory/pack times

Congratulations to our 2020-21 ROPES Recipients!

See below for guidelines and information:
Sample One - Minute Pitches (from 2018-2019) 
You can also contact ROPES@SCSDK8.ORG for more information.  Please note that this is a student driven project.  Please be sure to have the students contact us with their questions.