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​​​​​last update December 6, 2016

Dr. Shaw's Letter to Parents of Seniors December 5, 2016
      English           Span​ish
The comprehensive letter contains critical information every senior (and their parents) needs to know for the final semester:  transcripts, exit survey, senior clearance, special senior exam schedule, graduation, and more.

Class of 2017 Accepted Colleges 
Members of the Class of 2017 must inform the Counseling Center of all college and university acceptances, even from schools the student does not plan to attend. 

Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce $1,000 College Scholarship
For Class of 2017 Riverwood Females; Deadline February 28, 2017
Female candidates must submit application, recommendations, and consent forms by February 28, 2017.​ Visit the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship information page for complete details 

Eligible candidates will:
  ​   (i) have persevered despite challenges
     (ii) attended Riverwood International Charter High School for at least 2 years
          (includes this senior year)
     (iii) demonstrate financial need (qualifies for free and/or reduced lunch)
     (iv) complete FAFSA information
     (v) a cumulative numeric avg. of at least 79 out of 100
     (vi) will be enrolled in an accredited Georgia non-profit school
         (technical, associate, 4-yr college for the summer or fall)
     (vii) are a US Citizen or have Permanent resident Alien Status to be eligible
Additionally, candidates will write an essay about goals for the degree and financial need,  along with a completed Application and two letters of recommendation from non-relatives​

Visit the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship information page for complete details (http://www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.com/initiatives/donna-mahaffey-scholarship-fund)

Cap and Gown & Graduation Announcement Orders

Online payment and ordering is available: herff atlanta.com

Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 25, 2017
Cobb Energy Centre, 3pm

​​​​​last update May 26​​, 2016


2016 Graduation ​Ceremony Video

A videotape of the May 26, ​2016 Graduation ceremony is on the Raider YouTube channel
                    Visit RICS-T​V4 YouTube.com ​

Gown Return and Diploma Pick Up Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Auditorium Lobby, 9-11:30am
Seniors may pick up their diplomas when they return their gown 
to the school front office. Report to the Auditorium Lobby following the schedule below:
Last Name begins with 
     A-C:  9am
     D-H:  9:30am
     I-M:  10am
     N-S:  10:30am 
     T-Z:  11am
Gown return/diploma pick up closes at 11:30am. Students who cannot attend the May 31 exchange may come to the school during summer office hours. The school front office will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-1pm beginning the week of June 6th. The school building will not be open the week of July 4th.

Class of 2016 Accepted Colleges List 

Members of the Class of 2016 must inform the Counseling Center of all college and university acceptances, even from schools the student does not plan to attend. Please review the current Accepted Colleges list (below) and let the Counseling Center know as soon as possible of any acceptances which should be added. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for an impressive number of acceptances. The list is current as of May 6, 2016 and is self-reported by students to the Counseling Center. 
​          ​Class of 2016 College Acc​eptances, revised May 11, 2016

University of Georgia Delta Tau Delta Scholarship Deadline Monday, June 6, 2016
The $1,000 merit scholarship is open to male students enrolling in the University of Georgia fall semester 2016.  learn more and view or download the application


Important Spring 2016 ​Dates

April 4-8 Spring Break

Saturday, April 16 - 8-11pm Prom at the​ Biltmore Hotel

Tuesday, April 19 - Cap & Gown distribution during all lunches

April 25-May 6 - GA Milestones Testing (may not apply to Seniors)view schedule​

Thursday, April 28​​ - 7pm Honors Night

Monday, May 2 thru Friday, May 20 - AP & IB Exams   view sc​hedule​

Monday, May 9 - Cap & Gown distribution during all lunches

Wednesday, May 18 thru Monday, May 23 - Senior Exams   view schedules
                Wednesday, May 18:  A1 & A2
                Thursday, May 19:  B1 & B2
                Friday, May 20:  A4 & A3
                ​Monday, May 23:  B4 & B3   

Sunday, May 22 - 5pm Prelude to Graduation​, Auditorium​
                          Seniors gather in the Media Center at 4:30

Tuesday, May 24 - 9am-noon, Senior Clearance, Tournament Gym

Wednesday, May 25 - 8:30am Graduation Practice at School
Wednesday, May 25 - Graduation Picnic following Graduation Practice
                     Senior Picnic Flyer​   Senior Picnic Waiver 

Thursday, May 26 - 3pm Graduation Ceremony, Cobb Energy Centre

Tuesday, May 31 -- 9-11:30am, Return Gown/Pick up Diploma
                                               Auditorium Lobby* see schedule below


​​​Important News for Seniors from the Counseling Center

Update College Acceptances and Scholarship Offers
Seniors, remember to let Mrs. Garber know about ALL college acceptances and scholarship offers received -- even from schools you do not plan to attend.  Check the College Acceptances map on the bulletin board outside the Counseling Center to see where members of the Class of 2016 are being accepted.​​

Final Transcript Request(s) Deadline May 20, 2016
Seniors, for all transcript requests other than a Common Application school, please use Parchment before May 20, 2016 to request final transcripts​. Please select the "Hold for Grades" option when requesting the final transcript(s).   

The Counseling Center will begin sending final transcripts to colleges beginning June 3, 2016After August 7, 2016, graduated students are considered alumni, and each transcript will cost $3.00.

EXCEPTION:  Students who applied using the Common Application must let their counselors know to send the final transcript through that system instead of Parchment.​

Counselor Recommendations Require Ten Day Lead Time
Seniors, the Counselor Recommendation Request Form is on the right side of this page in the "Good Things to Know" column​. Please remember to allow at least ten school days to process requests.​

12th Grade Students & Parents Meeting Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Counseling Center PowerPoint from the evening is available to view and download. Topics covered included the "nuts and bolts" of senior year, including deadlines, transcript requests, letters of recommendation, and much more.  view PowerPoint​

​​Good Things to Know
(alphabetical order)
ACT Testin​g Schedule
​AP & IB E​xam Schedules
May 2017, coming soon
​Blue Envelope Tribut​e Instructions
Information available spring 2017
Class Dues Q​&​A for Class of 2016 & 2017
College Admissions Office Addresses 
College & Career Center Page 
Colleges Visiting/Special Programs
Counseling Center Page
Counselor Recommendation Request Form
FAFSA Help Sheet
Financial Aid PowerPoint from the Georgia Student Finance Commission Presented February 18, 2014
Georgia Futures College Planning Online Resource (for​merly named GA college 411)    
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​PTSA Scholarship​​ Application
Information available spring 2017
SAT Testing Schedule   
​Scholarship Re​port Form
Form available spring 2017
Senior Exam Schedule May 2017
Information available spring 2017
Senior Night Par​ent​ Presentation August 2016         
​Senior Picnic Permission Slip
Form available spring 2017
Senior Survival​ Guide--Published August 2014 by the Counseling Center​    
​Senior W​eek Parent Volunteer & ​Donation Form
Form available spring 2017
​Senior Yard S​ign Order Form  
Form available spring 2017
Yearbook (Senior Photos & Ads)  

​​College Acceptances
​​Which schools offered admission to recent Raiders? The Counseling Center compiles the list based on information provided by students. Please contact the Counseling Center to report additional acceptances or wait-list clearances. 
Class of 2016 ​Coll​ege Acceptances -- as reported by May 6, 2016
 Class of 2015 College Acceptances - as reported by April 24, 2015
Class of 2014 College Acceptances - as reported by May 23, 2014
Class of 2013 College Acceptances - as reported by May 1, 2013

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