Please read carefully before applying:
General Notes for all Option II Athletes
RHS Dance Team/Collective and Ridge Rugby are considered Off-Site experiences, as they are not coordinated through the Athletics Department.
Any student participating in Marching Band or Color Guard may apply for Option II Ridge Sports during the fall.
Applications must be submitted online; no paper copies will be accepted.
Students may replace PE with a study hall only (two study halls are acceptable); students may not replace PE with a class.
Students are not eligible for Option II during the marking period they have health:
Seniors - MP2
Juniors - MP4
Sophomores - MP1
Freshmen - MP3
Freshmen also are ineligible for Option II during Project Adventure (MP1).
Students who do not earn a minimum of 5 credits of PE/Health each school year, for whatever reason, will need to be scheduled for a makeup class(es). Makeup PE must be taken at Ridge; Option II will not fulfill this requirement.
In addition to the above, the following rules also apply for Ridge Sports:
Students playing Option II Winter Sports will be eligible to earn 1.75 credits through Option II after successful completion of the season.
Participation in a winter sport will allow students to take study hall in lieu of PE for MP2 and MP3 (assuming they do not have health).
Coaches will complete the Option II rubric at the end of the season for each athlete, which will result in a one-time Pass or Fail grade for MP3.
The student’s schedule/transcript will read “Option II Winter Sport” with the P/F grade issued for MP3 upon receipt of the rubric from the coach.
Should a student be cut from a Winter or Spring team, they will be returned immediately to PE class and have the opportunity to earn credit during the school day.
Students playing Option II Spring Sports will be eligible to earn 1.75 credits through Option II after successful completion of the season.
Participation in a spring sport will allow students to take study hall in lieu of PE for MP3 and MP4 (assuming they do not have health).
Coaches will complete the Option II rubric at the end of the season for each athlete, which will result in a one-time Pass or Fail grade for MP4.
The student’s schedule/transcript will read “Option II Spring Sport” with the P/F grade issued for MP4 upon receipt of the rubric from the coach.
Students who are cut from a Ridge Sport after they apply and wish to switch to an OffSite activity can email Mrs. Shadis for further information. Students who quit a Ridge Sports team or decide not to try out are not eligible for Option II until the following marking period.
Any change in status on a team-- cut, quit, injury, etc.-- must be reported to Mrs. Eckel or Mrs. Shadis immediately. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade for the marking period and/or the need to make up a quarter of PE.
In addition to the above, the following rules also apply for Off-Site PE:
A new application must be completed prior to the start of each marking period.
Students who participate in an athletic activity unaffiliated with Ridge High School for a minimum of 150 minutes per week can be approved to take a study hall in lieu of PE.
Combined activities, with the exception of Ridge Dance Collective & Ridge Dance Team, will not be considered. A student must participate in one activity with one supervisor to fulfill the 150 minute criteria.
Students must participate in 150 minutes of activity each week of the marking period. The time is not cumulative over the course of the marking period.
The activity must last for the entire duration of the marking period.
MP1 = September 4 - November 9, 2016
MP2 = November 14, 2016 - January 25, 2017
MP3 = January 26 - March 31, 2017
MP4 = April 3 - June 16, 2017
Parents/guardians may not serve as coach/instructor for their own child(ren), as the coach is responsible for issuing grades. Current high school students are not eligible to serve as coaches, even if they are 18 years of age. Students may not self-coach or self-monitor.
Any change in status on a team/in an activity-- cut, quit, injury, change of coach, etc.-- must be reported to Mrs. Eckel or Mrs. Shadis immediately. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade for the marking period.
Gotta Dance has asked us only to accept applications signed by Olivia Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Somerset County YMCA
MP1: August 8, 2016
MP2: October 12, 2016
MP3: December 23, 2016
MP4: March 3, 2017
Fall Sport: MP1, Aug. 8
Marching Band: MP1, Aug. 8
Color Guard: MP1, Aug. 8
Fall/Winter Sport: MP2, Oct. 12
Winter/Spring Sport: MP3, Dec. 23
Spring Sport: MP4, Mar. 3
The application deadline for MP3 has passed. MP4 applications will be posted mid-January.
Off-Site applicants will be notified via email when their request has been approved/ denied. Applicants must also print a copy of their application form prior to submitted to keep as a "receipt."
RHS Sports applicants will receive a confirmation pop-up message and email upon submission. These students are automatically approved, as long as they make and remain a part of the Ridge team. Applicants must also print a copy of their application form prior to submitted to keep as a "receipt."
Mrs. Shadis (Secretary - Mrs. Eckel, room 628)
The following courses have been pre-approved for Option II.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR ANY COURSES UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FINANCIAL LITERACY APPLICATION ON THE "ACADEMICS" TAB AND RECEIVED APPROVAL VIA EMAIL. EDUCERE AND NJVS WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER SESSION UNTIL CLOSER TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
The following providers offer credit recovery courses, but no course is pre-approved. You must have the course approved through Ridge before you register.
For traditional classroom-based summer school courses, please see our Summer Programs page.
The following providers offer original/full credit courses, but no course is pre-approved. You must have the course approved through Ridge before you register.
*These are not the only online course providers; with prior approval, you may use others not on this list.
The Ridge HS code to register for any Educere course is F6CBIDHQ.