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 (2018-2019), 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 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 2018 – 2019 ROPES program:

10/22/2018  4th Grade Orientation - Central Middle School Mustang Hall from 6-7PM

10/22/2018  6th & 8th Grade New Comer Orientation - Central Middle School Mustang Hall from 7:15-8:15PM

11/09/2018  Registration Deadline at 4PM.  No late registrations will be accepted. 

1/16/2019    4th Graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night

1/21/2019    6th & 8th graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night

1/25/2019    All grades need to be registered for a judging time slot

2/4-6/2019  All students will present their ROPES Project on one of these nights at Central Middle School

3/25/2019   ROPES Community Recognition Night at Central Middle School Gym

  • 4th Grade at 6 PM
  • 6th & 8th Grade at 7:15 PM



Registration for 2018-2019 is now closed. 


For more information on the ROPES program, please refer to these sources:

ROPES Orientation Powerpoint Presentation

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.