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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Rideau District High School. The Best Small High School in Canada! It is our mission to prepare all students for a successful life. Please join us at a school that prides itself on academic, musical, artistic and athletic excellence.

Rideau District High School offers a wide variety of programs to support all destinations: work, apprenticeship, college and university. Our programs include Extended French, co-op education, integrated technology, as well as academic, applied and essential courses. These courses integrate the use of current technology (Smart Boards) and innovative teaching practices which enhance student engagement. RDHS continues to be on the cutting edge of Smart Board use in classrooms, focused on a student centred approach to learning.

A high percentage of our students are involved in extra-curricular activities at the school.

We offer a variety of activities outside of the classroom that stimulate the mind, body, and heart of our students. Opportunities to participate in drama productions, sports, intramurals, and a range of clubs are available to all students. We encourage all students to become involved in one or more extra-curricular activities per semester.

We believe that ALL students can learn. Our primary goal at Rideau is assisting students in maximizing their potential. School staff use a “pyramid of interventions” model to apply a consistent approach to student success. Our proactive approach has assisted the school in achieving an exemplary credit attainment rate and graduation rate.

Brent Brown

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