Governor John R. Rogers (known as ‘Rogers High School’) is located on South Hill in Puyallup, Washington. The school mission and vision is “WE! Every Day for Every Ram!” “We” stands for Win Everything. We believe that if students have the mentality and support to “Win” at the “4 A’s” (academics, activities, athletics and the arts) coupled with building successful and positive relationships, their growth in each one of those areas will reach their full potential.
Rogers is well known for its strong schools spirit, academic programs, athletics, and arts. Rogers is well loved by its students, staff, and alumni. Rogers is home to approximately 1,800 students.
Sports are an important part of Roger’s culture. The school division falls under the 4A classification, which is for the largest schools in the state. Fall brings in school spirit with football, cross country, soccer, golf, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. Many of these teams compete in state wide tournaments, and compete at the district and state level. Winter and spring sports include basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, bowling, track and field, fast pitch, and baseball. Many of these sports host try outs, but some are open to all who are interested.
Arts and drama are also a big part of the school culture. The choir department is very strong and has a long tradition of excellence. The drama department puts on numerous plays throughout the year and also produces an annual musical. The band and orchestra programs are also thriving parts of the music department and send students to compete in the state solo ensemble every year. Roger’s is a high school that invests in the arts and sees the importance of these activities to enriching the academic experience. Educators in the art department have been recipients of teaching awards and are well respected by students.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to earn college credit in high school. Most juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll in these classes and take the AP test. Advisory is offered as a ‘home room’ to guide students in signing up for classes and working on the senior portfolio that is a graduation requirement. The Counseling Career Center is available to help students with their personal and academic growth. The Counseling Center can assist with the following: advanced placement, college entrance exams, culminating project, emergency community resources, financial aid/scholarships, high school graduation requirements, homework assistance, post high school planning, running start program, state testing requirements, and volunteer opportunities. Classes are offered in art, music, drama, debate, world languages, business and marketing, leadership, teaching careers, sciences, math, and more. Pathway programs are offered including JROTC, botany, ACE academy (construction and drafting), and welding.
There is something for every student to become involved in at Roger’s. Many clubs and activities exist that will meet the needs of student interests. A wide range of academic course offerings are available. Teachers and staff are there to support the needs of students and help them realize their dreams and full potential.
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