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 (2021-2022), as in years past, grades 4, 6, and 8 will have the opportunity to complete ROPES projects.   More information to come at our ROPES Orientation. Please see list of events 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 2021 – 2022 ROPES program:
  • 10/28/2021   Orientation (4th, 6th, and 8th) - 6:30-7:30pm, Zoom link, Slide Deck
  • 11/19/2021   Registration Deadline at 5:00 PM. 
            • Participants will receive an email to join a Google Classroom for ROPES for the 21-22 school year.  This Google Classroom will be were students can receive announcements and reminders, as well as how they turn in their project components.
  • 1/12/2022     4th Graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night
  • 1/18/2022     6th & 8th graders will receive information to sign up for their presentation night
  • 1/21/2022     All grades need to be registered for a judging time slot
  • 2/8-2/10 2022 All students will present their ROPES Project on one of these afternoon/evenings
  • 2/28-3/11 2022  ROPES Community Recognition events - during school virtual assemblies or advisory/pack times

Congratulations to our 2021-22 ROPES Recipients!

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