RRMS Course Selection 2024-2025

Click on the program of interest below to explore all of the opportunities at RRMS including an INFORMATIONAL VIDEO and course descriptions.

FAME Academy
Do you yearn for the spotlight?
Love creating art or other original content?
Play an instrument or dance and sing like no one is watching?
If you answered YES, then you should consider joining the FAME Academy at River Ridge Middle School.
Students in the Fine Arts Music Entertainment Academy receive further enrichment related to their area of
concentration (Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre) including seminars and field trips exclusive to FAME Members
only. Scan the QR code to apply today!
Note: if you are currently a member of the FAME Academy, students DO NOT need to reapply. If you applied
for school choice and were approved, a RRMS Fame Academy application must also be completed.
Contact Mr. Ryan Bintz, FAME Coordinator, at rbintz@pasco.k12.fl.us or Ms. Kristen Martanovic, FAME
Assistant Principal, at kmartano@pasco.k12.fl.us with questions.
Link: https://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=114387

Students may take Spanish or American Sign Language in 7th & 8th Grade. All courses are high school credit electives.

Online application for the Yearbook class is available here. Students must complete a full application to be considered for this class.

The Yearbook class is a full-year class for students who:
• Have great communication and organization skills
• Work well with others
• Meet deadlines
• Have strong computer skills
• Are interested in journalism and photography
• Are interested in digital design
• Are On-Track for attendance, behavior and grades
*There are limited spaces available for this upcoming class. Students must be willing to make the yearbook a high
priority. A student may be placed in a different elective class if expectations are not met. YOUR GRADES, ATTENDANCE, and BEHAVIOR will be considered for your application.
*You must complete ALL portions of this application to be considered for the Yearbook class.
See Mrs. Baumaister in the Media Center with any questions.
Link: https://forms.office.com/r/FKU6zVNp0R
Applications are due by Friday, 2/23/24 @ 1:30PM

Download the informational document providing information the high school academies that middle school students can access and important academy/program contact information. 

8th Graders only can apply to be Peers for Partners (HS Credit), or 7th and 8th Graders can apply for Royal Squire (MS Credit).

Peer Program
Peers as Partners (High School Course): Students will be peer mentors to assist students in transition to middle
school and in Core Academic Courses focusing on reading, math, social skills, and organization skills in our
Social Behavior Program. You must be willing to work with students you do not know and be confident in
your abilities to help other students. Students will earn High School Elective Credit.
Royal Squires (Middle School Peer Mentoring): Students help in the Administrative Front Office, Student
Services, Media Center, and Classrooms. These students will be role models for others, exemplifying our
Knightly Values and can easily follow directions. You must be willing to talk with staff and students you do not
know and be familiar with our campus and program offerings. Applicants will be reviewed, and final
placement will be selected after review with administration.
Contact Mrs. Doerrfeld, 7th Grade School Counselor, at ddoerrfe@pasco.k12.fl.us, or Ms. Martanovic, Assistant
Principal, at kmartano@pasco.k12.fl.us, with any questions.
Link: https://rrms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=117982


All 6th graders will take a year long Intensive Reading or Research course (pending FSA ELA scores).

All 6th graders will take a semester of Health either in the classroom or online outside of their school day. All students are required to take a semester of PE, unless the PE waiver is signed by a parent/guardian.