The goal of the Academic Support Program is to provide our student athletes with resources to help them achieve at a high level in the classroom.Maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA is required to participate in athletics and all MSHSAA sanctioned activities at RHS. At the end of each IPR, grades will be pulled, and any student athlete below a 2.0 will be assigned to Academic Support for the upcoming IPR.IPR’s are 6 week progress checks that happen six (6) times throughout the year (see dates below).

In Summary:

  • First IPR report under 2.0 GPA, students will be placed in Academic Support. This is the identification period. 
  • Second consecutive IPR report under 2.0 GPA, students will be placed on Probation in Academic Support. Opportunity to get things right.
  • Third consecutive IPR report under 2.0 GPA, students will lose eligibility known as a “down” period where student will work to regain eligibility for the next IPR. 
  • Students that achieve at 2.0 GPA or higher will have their Academic Support reset and Eligibility reinstated.

Attendance will be reported and any issues will impact playing time and potentially eligibility.

Students are expected to be focused on their success and meet all team expectations even if they are in a “down” period.

Pertinent information for the program is below:

Class Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Class Times: 3:00PM-4:00PM

Tardiness: Each student is expected to be on time.  Coaches will be notified for chronic tardiness.

Absences: For in season athletes, unexcused absences will result in contest ineligibility.

Practices: Students will report to practice at the conclusion of Academic Support at 4:00PM

Contests: Students may attend afternoon contests provided that they have attended academic support.

Make-up Classes: Make-up classes are available at 7:00am but must be schedule in advance.

Updates: Families are encouraged to communicate with the Academic Support Staff and coaches.

The 2019-20 IPR Progress Report end dates are:

  • 9/20/19 IPR
  • 10/25/19 IPR
  • 11/22/19 IPR
    • 12/20/19 End of Semester
  • 1/31/20 IPR
  • 3/5/20 IPR
  • 4/17/20 IPR
    • 6/4/20 (or end of  the school year) End of Semester

Academic Support – Clarifying Info

  • Every coach will have access to the current grades of their athletes.
  • Every IPR date we will identify athletes that are below a 2.0 GPA.  Our office emails the students and the parents to let them know Academic Support (AS) is mandatory.
  • When a student is in AS they must remain in it until the next IPR at minimum.  If the grades have not improved, they will remain in AS until the next IPR…and so on.
  • A student may still participate in games while they are in AS as long as they are attending 2 sessions a week
  • Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 in room 160.  If there are conflicts with games, student can choose make up sessions on Mondays or Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 in room 160.
  • Tuesdays through Thursdays there is another opportunity to make up sessions from 7:00-7:55 AM in room 165.
  • Danielle Swallow is the lead AS person and she can be a great resource if you have questions about the program.
Rules for AS
  • If they attend a AS session, they will receive a pass to give to the coach at practice that day.
  • On the pass there will be chance for the tutor to comment on the behavior and work ethic of the student (Please take time to stress the importance of that with students)
  • If the student has behavior corrected more than once, they will be asked to leave and will have to make up entire session.
  • Students must be on time to sessions.
  • IF a student shows up for practice late and does not have a pass, they DID NOT attend or got sent out and it does not count.
It is imperative that every coach is bought in to the program and is over communicating the importance of this.

Academic Support Starts – LETTER

Husky Nation,Since our Academic Support – 2.0 GPA program starts next week, we wanted to get a reminder out on what the program is, and how it supports our kids to ensure we are making academics our first priority.The focus of this program is to make sure students that participate in extra-curriculars have the help needed to succeed in the classroom.This program is NOT punitive and shouldn’t be viewed as punishment.

We believe that to succeed on the field we need to achieve in the classroom first, and to do this we are re-establishing priorities for our future in terms of academics.

Our goal is to make sure students never lose an opportunity to play beyond high school because of grades.

During the recruiting process, college coaches check to make sure students are in good standing.  ACT scores and GPA ‘s are immediately analyzed when coaches find an athlete they are interested in, proving GRADES matter!

We need to do our part and with your help we hope to enhance the educational experience here at RHS.

-Athletics/Activities Department  


NOTE From Swallow: Athletic Tutoring

Good Afternoon,
I just wanted to let you know that we will be starting athletic tutoring on Tuesday next week.  All student-athletes will be meeting in my room(106) after school and then they will go to whichever teacher they prefer.  Please be to my room by 3:00.
We will be running tutoring every Tuesday and Thursdays after school.  There could be some off week(s) between seasons.  Coach Lohnes will be getting us passes for student-athletes to get into practice late.  Rebecca will be sharing the attendance list with us next week.
Here are days and times for people:
K. Daniels: Tuesday and Thursday before school
R. Hanser: Thursday after school
R. Tibbs: Tuesday after school (possible Thursday after school)
H. Fadler: Tuesday and Thursday after school
J. Montgomery:  can sub if you can not cover your day, please just email her to
                                 let her know
Swallow: Tuesday and Thursday after school
Any questions please ask Drew, Lee, or Danielle