Round Rock Opportunity Center (RROC) serves students in grades 6-12 who are temporarily assigned to attend the school due to disciplinary infractions at their home campus.
In addition to receiving instruction in the core subjects, students at the RROC are learning other important lifelong skills from a dedication staff of professionals. With the help from a Round Rock ISD Partners in Education PIE grant as well as an Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, the school’s outdoor garden area provides students with the opportunity to grow and cultivate a variety of plants and vegetables. New jewelers workbenches and equipment allow art students to learn metalworking skills. Students in Debbie Miller’s Digital Graphics Classes design posters, decals and other printed pieces and created a website in order for customers to submit their orders online.
“When you think about teachers at the Opportunity Center, you can throw away the typical definition of a teacher. Our teachers need to be harbingers of hope. They need to establish hope in kids, many who have given up, explains principal Rene Posey.” “While they need to be very knowledgeable in their academic subjects, they also must teach students and not subjects. They must be willing to parent, be compassionate and be able to see success in small increments.”
The Round Rock Opportunity Center is located at 931 Luther Peterson Place in Round Rock. Learn more about the RROC.