Ponaganset High School
Pathways Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to tour Ponaganset High School before deciding whether to apply. Is there a way for me to schedule a tour?
Yes, we encourage prospective students to attend our annual open house. For more information, please visit http://www.fg.k12.ri.us/OpenHouse. In
addition, students may sign up for one of our periodic tours throughout
the year. For specific dates and times call or visit the Ponaganset
High School Admissions Department by telephone at 401-710-7579 or by
email at email@example.com.
My family lives outside of the Foster-Glocester School District. What are the tuition costs associated with attending Ponaganset High School?
Tuition costs are covered by your Rhode Island district of residence for eligible students.
What pathways may I apply to attend at Ponaganset High School?
There are six pathways at Ponaganset that eligible students from other districts may attend: 1) Engineering
(includes Robotics and a competitive Robotics Team), 2) Agricultural and
Natural Resources Academy, 3) Music and Performing Arts (includes Music
Technology), 4) Materials and Manufacturing, 5) Biomedical Science, and
6) Computer Science and Information Technology (includes assignments
and projects on Gaming).
Once I choose to enroll in a
specific Pathway, am I required to remain in that Pathway for the
duration of my time at Ponaganset?
Pathways are designed for three years of
instruction and hands-on learning. They are offered in a three-year
sequence so students have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and
skills necessary to earn college credit and/or industry certifications.
However, pathways are flexible, and students may choose to leave a
Is transportation provided to out-of-district students?
Transportation is provided for all
in-district students, as well as for out-of-district students residing
in Scituate, Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick, and East Greenwich.
Students residing in other towns may attend Ponaganset and
are responsible for their own transportation. We have ample parking for
students outside of the transportation zone. For more information about
bus transportation to and from Ponaganset High School, please visit here.
What does the application process and timeline look like?
Students who reside outside of the
Foster-Glocester School District must submit an application to attend
PHS. Applications are available on our website at: http://www.fg.k12.ri.us/Apply
are due by March 31st for early acceptance. Qualified Early Acceptance
students who apply by these deadlines will be notified of early
acceptance by April 10th.
Open Enrollment applications are accepted from April through the school
year. Qualified Open Enrollment applicants will be notified of
preliminary acceptance within two weeks of receiving a complete
application packet and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served
basis when space is available.
For more information please contact the Guidance Department by phone at 401-710-7579 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What types of athletics, extracurricular, and co-curricular opportunities exist at Ponaganset High School?
Ponaganset offers a wide variety of
extracurricular activities that allow students to explore their
interests. Students are also active in co-curricular activities to
supplement their coursework. To view more details about our extra- and
co-curricular opportunities, please visit http://www.fg.k12.ri.us/extra-co-curricula-HS
I live outside of the Foster-Glocester School District. Must I notify
the school district in the community where I live that my child may
attend Ponaganset High School?
You do need to
notify the district of residence if you decide to submit a formal
application to attend our school district. This is necessary because the
district where you live will be covering the costs of tuition if you
are eligible to attend and need to properly budget. Please note that,
under current regulation, the district of residence may not prohibit you
from attending a pathway in our school district unless there is a
comparable RIDE approved program offered by your home district in which
you can enroll.
You do not need
to notify the school district where you live to obtain information
about our pathways, attend an open house, take a tour of our campus or
explore the possibility of attending our school district.
When is drop-off and pick-up?
Students can be dropped off any time after
7:30 a.m. The first class begins at 7:48 a.m. Dismissal is at 2:15 p.m.
For more information on drop-off and pick-up, please see the student
How would you describe the culture at Ponaganset?
Pride is evident from the moment you step on campus. From students
sporting their Ponaganset green, to an overwhelming dedication to and
involvement in the school community, Ponaganset features a comfortable learning environment that enables students to explore and cultivate
their passions. As a result, students are better prepared to succeed at
fulfilling their future endeavors.
What is a typical class size for grades 9-12? What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
The to student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1.
The typical class size, depending on program of study and student
interest, ranges from 16 - 22 students per class.
I am attending private school and/or I am being home schooled. Do I need to notify the school district in the community that I live that my child will attend Ponaganset High School?
In order for your child to be accepted into
one of our pathway programs you will need to contact the district where
you live, prove residency, and enroll your child in the district. They
will then enter your child in their student information system as an
out-of-district placement. This is necessary because they will be
covering the costs of tuition and need to record your child as a student
in their district in order to receive funds from the State of RI.
You do not need to notify the school district where you reside to obtain information about our pathways, attend an open house, take a tour of our campus or explore the possibility of attending our school district.
Can I apply to attend Ponaganset High School online?
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