last update December 6, 2016
Dr. Shaw's Letter to Parents of Seniors December 5, 2016
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 VideoA videotape of the May 26, 2016 Graduation ceremony is on the Raider YouTube channel Visit RICS-TV4 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
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 Acceptances, 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 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
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, 2016. After 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