San Carlos students in 4th, 6th and 8th grade are invited to participate in the district’s ROPES project. ROPES stands for Rites of Passage ExperienceS and is specifically designed as an enrichment activity as students complete one cycle of their education – elementary school, the lower house of middle school, or the upper house of middle school.
ROPES is an optional program designed by members of our staff and supported by the PTA, San Carlos City Council, the San Carlos Educational Foundation, the Rotary Club of San Carlos, and members of the community. The purpose of the program is to give interested students an opportunity to participate in an academic ritual that connects with real life experiences.
ROPES participants select challenges from the ROPES Challenge Booklet, which is available at the January invitational meeting and thereafter at school offices. These challenges have students use their school learning to suggest solutions, research information or create products that reflect real life situations. Each ROPES challenge gives students a chance to demonstrate their critical thinking and creativity, and each can be done individually or with a partner. Presentations to a community panel will be scheduled for April. Successful ROPES participants will be honored at the Community Recognition Night in May, where ropes will be presented to each participant. Students can then wear each of their ropes from 4th, 6th and/or 8th grade at their 8th grade graduation ceremony.
Visit the SCSD webpage more information of the San Carlos District ROPES Program.