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 (2019-2020), 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 2019 – 2020 ROPES program:

10/22/2019  Orientation (4th, 6th, and 8th) - Central Middle School Mustang Hall from 6-7 PM

11/11/2019  Registration Deadline at 5:00 PM

1/15/2020    4th Graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night

1/21/2020    6th & 8th graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night

1/24/2020    All grades need to be registered for a judging time slot

2/3-5/2020  All students will present their ROPES Project on one of these nights at Central Middle School

3/18/2020   ROPES Community Recognition Night at Tierra Linda Middle School Learning Commons (cancelled, due to Shelter In Place orders) - see below for slides and links to this year's projects.

Click here for the 2019-2020 ROPES Registration Form

Click here to sign up for your presentation day and time - Feb 3, 4, or 5

2019-2020 Projects
See the PDF's below for the projects and links to the 1-min pitches and written reports
See below for guidelines and information:
Sample One - Minute Pitches (from 2018-2019) 
ROPES Turn in Form - this is where you fill out the form with your name and information, and then copy the links of your Google Docs and video into this form.
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.