Rancho Mirage High School expects all students to work toward graduation and successfully transition to college or a career. All students are welcomed into a school culture that encourages individuality and expects extra/co-curricular participation in order to foster a sense of belonging. That is why we say: "OWN IT!"
CULINARY ARTS FOOD EDUCATION ACADEMY
This academy will initiate students into the art and practical skills of food preparation, as it produces graduates who will readily emerge into the hospitality field, or choose to go on to further training as chefs or in restaurant management. The facility features a commercial culinary kitchen and dining classroom. This academy includes a sequence of CTE courses combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.
RATTLER AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS EDUCATION ACADEMY
This academy will initiate students into the practical knowledge and hands-on skills of automotive maintenance and repair, as it produces graduates who will readily emerge into the automotive field, or choose to go on further training in the automotive industry. The facility features a full automotive garage and classroom. This academy includes a sequence of CTE courses combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.
Advancement Via Individual Determination Program
This well-known program is available for students who seek support to learn more about college and career options in order to best prepare for post-secondary education and beyond. This program focuses on WICOR strategies, study habits, time management, organization, and college exploration. Students are able to visit college campuses and explore careers based on various degrees.
Technical Theater Education & Careers for High School Students
Visual Arts & Performing Arts Programs (VAPA)
These programs have been created to showcase the multiple disciplines of visual art, dance, theater, choir and instrumental music. RMHS will welcome students from across the district, that are interested in these art forms. The performing arts center features a 600-seat theater, rooms for scene and costume design, orchestra pit, black box theater, band and choir rooms. Students will have the opportunity to explore their area of interest, as well as participate in synchronized musical theater productions. These programs include a sequence of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) courses combined with a rigorous course of study in the core academic areas.
Rancho Mirage High School also houses the PSUSD Musical Theatre University (MTU) program for all aspiring entertainers.