Class of 2025

July 1, 2021

Welcome to the Freshman Center!

Now that your middle school career is complete, we would like to officially welcome you and your family to the Rockford High School Freshman Center! We have a great deal of pride in our school, staff, students, and community and look forward to working with you next school year.

We hope that you are able to take some time to relax and actually take a brief break from school for a bit this summer. For those of you who like to plan, though, we wanted to give you a little information prior to summer school closures.

PLEASE reach out (using e-mail contact information above) if you have questions, comments, concerns or just need to chat. Our first priority is a smooth transition to high school!

Class of 2025 Orientation

Orientation is required for freshmen. Please make every effort to get your student here on the scheduled day anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. Make-up is August 16 for those who cannot make it on August 11. Reminders and additional information will be sent out prior to August 11, but we've included the general format for your planning purposes.

During the orientation, students will be photographed and will receive a student ID badge. All students will need an ID throughout the year to check out textbooks, use library materials, and purchase lunch. Please remind your student to dress for a school photo.

Once students receive their ID, they will receive the necessary textbooks for the first trimester. Students may elect to look around the building, find and organize their locker, and locate first trimester classes.

There is no formal presentation. Depending on the volume of students, it will take around 20-45 mins to get through all the stations. Parent attendance is not required, but they are welcome to accompany their student unless there are restrictions on indoor capacity at that time.

School Supplies

The link below includes information about recommended school supplies.

High School Athletics

Fall sports begin prior to the start of school and many offer camp experiences in the summer. Please visit the athletic webpage for contact information if your student is interested in high school athletic programs.

Bring Your Own Device

Rockford High School students have the opportunity to continue learning with the support of technology, often called 1:1. Rockford elementary and middle schools issue a device to every student, but at high school, students are encouraged to provide their own device if possible. Please see the information on the district technology webpage for more details about device minimum requirements, etc.

Students who do not bring their own device will have the opportunity to use a school-issued Chromebook. There are insurance options for families who use a school device. This information is also available on the district technology webpage.

Rockford Virtual

Our district will provide a virtual option for students in the 2021.22 school year. High school students utilize a digital learning platform, Apex Learning. Virtual learning requires a high level of motivation and independence. High school virtual students benefit from parent support through coaching and monitoring. Please contact your school counselor for additional information about the virtual program.

Food Assistance and Other Support

Link to current information about meal offerings -