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All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

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All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Ranch View Middle School

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Ranch View Middle School is a caring community of learners whose motto is "The strength of the wolf is the pack... and the strength of the pack is the wolf." We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values life-long learning, intercultural awareness and personal growth. We are an academically high performing school that believes our community members will grow and flourish through uncompromising support and assistance. Ranch View is an International Baccalaureate school implementing the Middle Years Program. Through participation in this in this rigorous, internationally recognized program, learners gain self-confidence to act individually and collaboratively with compassion, to trust each other to make responsible decisions, to honor diversity and to exhibit academic excellence through inquiry and innovation. Teachers incorporate technology where meaningful and keep students and parents informed through classroom webpages.

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School at a Glance
Strand: 
International Baccalaureate
Home of the: 
Wolf
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-2302
Principal: Tanner Fitch
Calendar: Conventional
7:30pm - 2:45pm
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School At A Glance

1731 West Wildcat Reserve Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
United States
Phone: (303)387-2300
Fax: (303)387-2301
Principal Name: Tanner Fitch
Mascot: Wolf
Strand: International Baccalaureate
School Start Time: 7:30pm
School End Time: 2:45pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
Ranch View is accepting students in both 7th and 8th grade.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Accepting
Class Size Philosophy: 
Ranch View maintains an additional "half" team to support smaller class sizes of 28 students on average.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
Library Media Center
School Tech Center
Resources
Advisement
After School Tutoring
Sustainability
Energy Conservation
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
7:30pm - 2:45pm
Student Dress
Dress Code
STUDENT DRESS STANDARDS Students are encouraged to dress appropriately for all school activities and to maintain a high standard of dress. The following general standards will be in effect: 1. Hats are not allowed to be worn in school. Hoods on jackets are considered hats. 2. Reasonable cleanliness of person and wearing apparel is expected as a matter of health and aesthetics. Ripped and dirty clothes, pants with holes in them, etc., set a poor tone in the school. If a family has financial difficulties, please contact a counselor at the school. 3. Shoes, sandals or boots must be worn in the buildings. This is a state law. Slippers are not allowed. 4. Tank tops, muscle shirts, short shorts/skirts, bare midriffs, halter tops, sheer/see through shirts, swim suits, etc., or excessively tight clothing are for a more casual time and not for school. Beach and sleep wear are inappropriate for school (clothes must cover your body). Proper attire for drama classes will be expected. Boys must wear shirts with sleeves and no “sagging” pants. 5. Dress will not be worn that causes or is likely to cause disruption of the educational process. Clothes making statements with sexual innuendoes or advertising alcohol, drugs and/or cigarettes don’t belong in school. Occasionally, there are T-shirts that are clearly offensive and students are asked to change. Backpacks displaying inappropriate messages will not be allowed at school until the messages are removed. 6. Wearing apparel that interferes with or endangers self or others while he/she is participating in classroom activities will not be worn. The decision as to the safety or unsuitability of the clothing is a matter of the judgment of school personnel. 7. Students are allowed to wear shorts. We ask that shorts are the length of where the outstretched hand touches the leg when standing in a normal position. This length is also required for girls’ skirts. 8. Any manner of grooming or apparel, including clothing, jewelry, chains, emblems and badges, bandanas, baggy and saggy clothing that by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark or other attribute is associated with or denotes membership in, or affiliation with any gang will not be allowed. 9. Attire deemed as “costume” will not be allowed. This rule is in place all year, including Halloween, prior to breaks, and the last day of school. Parents and students will be made aware of more specific policies that will be included in our Code of Conduct Agreement during the online check-in process.
Time Allotment
Ranch View runs 4 lunch periods. Each period is 25 minutes in length. Student have an opportunity to be outside when weather permits.
Technology: 
MYP Digital Media, MYP Multi-media, MYP Digital Design
Information Technology
Ranch View has 4 computer labs with 32 to 34 computers in each lab. There are 8 carts of Apple labtops for teachers to check out plus 96 chrome books for check out as well. Our students have access to 35 ipads for checkout from the LMC.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
PERSONALLY OWNED ELECTIONIC DEVICES Students, not the school, are responsible for their personal property. If students carry valuables, they should keep these items on their person at all times. Technologies may be used for instructional purposes at the discretion of the teacher only. Unauthorized use of any portable electronic device may cause school personnel to confiscate the item. Parents and students will be made aware of more specific polices that will be included in our Code of Conduct Agreement during the online check-in process.
Support Staff
Certified Librarian
Building Resource Teacher
Mentor Teacher

Support Services

Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation

Personalized Learning

Meeting the Unique Needs of All Learners

The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.

English Language Development

ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.

Gifted and Talented

Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.

Literacy Intervention

Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.

Health Services

Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.

In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:

  • Medical training and support to school personnel
  • Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
  • Advocacy for students with health concerns
  • Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs

School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.

Special Education

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

Personalized Learning
Discovery

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Seventh grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Eighth grade: 68% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Seventh grade: 82% Proficient and Advanced

Eighth grade: 82% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Seventh grade: 76% Proficient and Advanced

Eighth grade: 70% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

School Accountability Committee
The RVMS School Accountability Committee is the place for parents garner information about our school and our district. This is a great way for you to meet other parents, faculty and administrators. Meetings always include an open forum time for your questions and concerns and also feature a topic of general interest.
Frequency: 
Monthly
Parent Teacher Organization
WHAT IS P.I.T Crew? The P.I.T. Crew is the "Parent Teacher Group” of Ranch View Middle School. We rely on volunteers to serve on and/or lead committees and help with activities. We welcome volunteers! who are parents and even non-parents, and those who work full or part-time. WHAT DOES P.I.T. CREW DO? We are the "Memory Makers & Fundraisers" of RVMS, helping our teenagers to love school a little more by implementing fun events and funding books, technology and staff training necessary to increase student achievement. EVENTS BROUGHT TO YOU BY P.I.T. CREW: * October Bash * Boo Bags *Talent Show * Staff Appreciation Week * Hollywood Night *8th Grade Celebration * TCAP Snacks (formerly CSAP) * Spirit Nights SCHOOL GRANTS FUNDED OR PLANNED BY P.I.T. CREW: * SmartBoards * Broadcast Technology * Staff Meals & Coffee * Staff Training * Document Cameras * Projectors * Mobile Computer Lab * Band Instrument Maintenance * Outdoor Learning Center * TI Calculators * Light Speed Sound System