(Based on DepEd Order No. 41, s. 2005)
Participation in the Program.
Students shall be admitted based on the following requirements:
Admission. Students who belong to the upper 10% of the Grade VI graduating class and who have been recommended by their respective principals are qualified to take the entrance examination.
Selection shall be done in three (3) stages and shall be conducted by the school. The first stage is the administration of standardized mental ability and aptitude test. The student applicant should belong to the top 40% of the first stage examinees in order to advance to the second stage.
The second stage is the proficiency test in Science, English and Mathematics. The second stage qualifier should obtain at least a 75% proficiency level in order to advance to the last stage of the selection process.
The last stage is the interview of the student together with the parent to be conducted by the RSHS screening committee. The interview shall be rated in accordance with a prepared rubric and shall be an integral part of the score obtained by the student.
Note: Screening is usually scheduled November of each year
Retention. For a student to remain in the program, he or she should obtain a final grade of at least 85% in English, Science and Mathematics with no grade lower than 80% in any of these subjects, in any grading period; and a final grade not lower than 83% in the rest of the subjects. Failure to meet the latter grade requirement shall put the incoming Second Year and Third Year student under probation for a period of one year.
Transfer. Only students who have maintained the grade requirement set for the RSHS shall be allowed to transfer laterally, that is, from one RSHS to another. Transfer from a general high school to the RSHS shall not be allowed in any curriculum year.