Red Oak ISD strives to offer exciting and effective pathways for students to successfully transition to the college or career of their choice. These are some of the Marquee Programs offered to Red Oak High School Students. For more information please contact the Red Oak High School Counselors Office at 972-617-4672.
HAWK SCHOLARS ACADEMY – ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM Select Red Oak High School students may earn an associate degree as part of Hawk Scholars Academy via dual credit coursework. The agreement allows ROHS students to graduate from high school as well as earn an associate degree. The Navarro College degree is accepted intact by the University of Texas at Arlington, allowing students to begin at UTA with junior-level classes. Best of all, these students remain part of the ROHS campus and enjoy extracurriculars with their friends.
TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE A top-notch technical education college is located a few hundred yards from Red Oak High School. Students benefit from the convenience of TexasStateTechnicalCollege and earn dual credit towards certificates and associate degrees. All current ROHS students also enjoy 50% off of tuition and fees at cost. Classes are designed to meet the job market so that students may easily transition into a successful career.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY ENGINEERING AT ROHS The Red Oak ISD Education Foundation and Red Oak High School were awarded a $35,000 engineering grant through Project Lead the Way (PLTW), which is the nation’s leading provider in STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math). PLTW will enhance the already thriving engineering, CAD and robotics programs at ROHS through a partnership with UT-Tyler.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES Red Oak High School has been nationally recognized by the Advanced Placement (AP) College Board. AP courses are designed to prepare students for college-level academics. At the conclusion of the course, students are encouraged to take an AP Exam. Scoring well on that exam can earn college credits, saving time and money. Each college has its own standards for accepting AP Exam scores as credits. The College Board website has a link to college policies regarding AP credit and placement.
DUAL CREDIT COURSES Red Oak High School is the top provider of dual credit opportunities in Ellis County. ROHS offers dual credit coursework in academics and career & technical education. In addition to Navarro College, ROHS partners with the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas State Technical College to offer classes to students. Because hourly rates with colleges are significantly lower for high school students, dual credit is an attractive option for families financially.
NAVY JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS AT ROHS Founded in 2009, the NJROTC at Red Oak High School continues to be a successful program and yields numerous military scholarships for students. Our award-winning cadets participate in drill, color guard, academics, orienteering and air rifle competitions.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS Each Red Oak ISD campus boasts unique and exciting after school clubs. Some popular elementary programs include Chess Club, Good News Club and Art Club. Secondary campuses have a wide variety of clubs and organizations that allow a student to plug in, socialize and grow their leadership skills. Call your child’s campus or residentially zoned campus to learn more about how your child can extend the school day with after school clubs.
BEST COMMUNITY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION Red Oak ISD was named a 2016 Best Community for Music Education by the National Association for Music Merchants. This is the third time in 4 years for the district to receive the honor. Those named to this list are committed to music education from K-12. Areas of strength include funding, facilities, program offerings, participation and overall support. In 2016, only 40 districts in Texas were named a Best Community for Music Education