Our Learning Story
Welcome to Rutland Senior Secondary School. RSS is an exceptional place for students and staff. The amazing students, staff and diverse courses we offer are what make RSS a special place to work and learn as we continue to shift from a teaching culture and build a Learning Culture.
We do this by using the 'Spirals of Inquiry' as a tool to gather information and use this information to make informed decisions. We ask our students questions about their experiences in school and the patterns that emerge from their answers drive the work we do in our school.
RSS students are actively involved in the school through many curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our students are active in academic programs such as Advanced Placement and the core academics. Others excel in our extensive applied skills, modern languages and fine arts programs. The athletic teams are called the Voodoos and have a rich history of excellence. Everyday at RSS one can see students engaged and active in their learning.
The staff, consisting of 4 Administrators, 96 Teachers, 37 Educational Assistants, 9 Clerical and 5 Custodial members, are proud to work at Rutland Senior Secondary. Teachers are constantly exploring new ways to teach the academic subjects and help meet students' needs. Our elective teachers are always creating new courses based on students' interests and needs. Teachers are available to help students and to meet parents to address any concerns.
The diversity and variety of RSS programs is arguably the best in British Columbia. Some of the specialty programs include Forestry, Emergency Medical Response, Firefighting, BCIT Dual Credit programs (Heavy Mechanical, Electrical), Okanagan College Dual Credit programs (Trades Sampler), Residential Construction, Traditional Outdoor Education, Aboriginal Outdoor Education, Cafeteria - Culinary Arts, Cutter's Edge Program, Advanced Placement,
a Preschool Program, Pre AP Courses, Leadership and Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer and Baseball ) which is no doubt why RSS is a school of choice in our district.
Our focus starts with our Three Pillars of Academics, Athletics and Leadership. From there, in partnership with our Staff and Parent Advisory Council, we have identified our main goal to be continuing to work on having 95% of our Grade 12 students graduate on time with dignity, purpose and options. At RSS we embrace our work of building a culture of Learning for all adults and students.
"A CARING COMMUNITY CHALLENGING STUDENTS TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN LIFELONG ENDEAVOURS,"