An introduction from
eric grunden, chief school officer
RTHS was founded in 2012 to increase access to globally competitive STEM education. We choose to do that by teaching our students that knowledge is less important than what you do with knowledge. The world is awash in information, and the wealth of the future lies in what creative and innovative application of that knowledge our graduates can apply.
We don’t believe that knowledge is contained in a classroom. Our educational program leverages access to the world through both traditional and newly minted means: a blended environment that mixes the immediate attention of a smart and caring classroom teacher with digital resources that provide opportunities for students to creatively capture and process knowledge. Our goal every day is to provide engagement for students with knowledge. Our school is built around the “flipped” model of education, in which teachers deliver content knowledge outside of class so that students can practice, apply, and build on what they have begun to learn. If our lessons end where the teacher finishes, then we have not been successful.
The Research Triangle Park was founded to incubate innovation in science and technology. It seemed a natural place to start a high school designed to find novel ways to nurture and grow students’ love of learning.
School Report Cards
School Report Card 2020-21
School Report Card 2019-20
School Report Card 2018-19
For 2018-2019 RTHS received a “B” (82) for its School Performance Grade
School Report Card 2017-18
For 2017-2018 RTHS received a “B” (82) for its School Performance Grade.
School Report Card 2016-17
For 2016-2017 RTHS received an “A” (86) for its School Performance Grade
School Report Card 2015-16
For 2015-2016, RTHS received an “A” (86) for its School Performance Grade
School Report Card 2014-15
For 2014-2015, RTHS received a “B” (76) for its School Performance Grade
School Report Card 2013-14
For 2013-2014 RTHS received a “B” for its School Performance Grade
We see school differently.
We see a place where what a student does is more important than where the student comes from, where success is rewarded but the effort that provides it is cherished. We seek to move students from dependent to independent learners, from receivers to creators of knowledge. We offer an unconventional way of experiencing conventional knowledge through experiential learning, and we bring the science of RTP into the curriculum.