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Rutland Senior Secondary
Home of the Voodoos!
Principal's Message
Welcome to Rutland Senior Secondary School. RSS is an exceptional place for students and staff. The amazing students, staff and diverse programs are what make RSS a special place to work and learn. 
RSS students are actively involved in the school through many curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our students are active in academic programs such as Advanced Placement and the core academics. Others excel in our extensive applied skills, languages and fine arts programs. The athletic teams are called the Voodoos (named after the Fighter Planes that used to refuel in the Okanagan) and have a rich history of excellence. Everyday at RSS one can see students engaged and active in their learning.
The staff is very proud to work at Rutland Senior Secondary.  Many of our staff members attended RSS as students and feel such a strong connection to the community that they have chosen to return in order to continue to give to our community.  Teachers are constantly exploring new ways to teach the academic subjects and help meet students’ needs. Our elective teachers are always creating new programs and courses based on students’ interests and needs. Although we have formal parent teacher conferences throughout the year, “everyday is parent/teacher day” has been a theme at Rutland Secondary for years. Teachers are available to help students through Support blocks and to meet parents to address any concerns.
The diversity and variety of RSS programs is arguably the best in British Columbia. Some of the specialty programs include Forestry, Emergency Medical Responder, Firefighter-starting January 2018, BCIT Dual Credit programs (Heavy Machinery, Electrical), Okanagan College Dual Credit programs (Trades Sampler) , Residential Construction, Aboriginal Outdoor Education, Traditional Outdoor Education, Cafeteria -- Culinary Arts, Cutter’s Edge Program, Advanced Placement, a Preschool Program, ​ Pre-AP Courses, Leadership, and Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer and Baseball​) which is no doubt why RSS is a school of choice in our district. We hope this website will provide you with more information about all the amazing programs at Rutland Senior Secondary

Our focus starts with our Three Pillars of Academics, Athletics and Leadership. From there, in partnership with our Staff and PAC, we have identified our main goal to be continuing to work on having 95% of our Grade 12 students graduate on time. At RSS we embrace our mission statement of creating  “A CARING COMMUNITY CHALLENGING STUDENTS TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN LIFELONG ENDEAVORS”

Hugh Alexander