Welcome to Ranchview High School. My name is Sherie Skruch, and I have the privilege of serving as the Principal of Ranchview High School. Our one goal in C-FB is high achievement for all students. At Ranchview, we strive to provide each student with opportunities to lead and learn in the classroom as well as through extra-curricular activities, so that he/she is prepared for the challenges of a world that does not yet exist.
We don’t know what the job market will demand in 5 years, 10 years or even 25 years, but we do know that a strong education is the key to students being successful in life. It is a strong education that teaches students the skills that will enable them to work in an ever changing environment. Schools today must create environments where students work collaboratively to solve complex problems, to seek out information from multiple sources, to think and to reason out solutions that are feasible, and to communicate their ideas in a coherent manner. These are the skills that will enable students to be successful in an ever changing world.
Ranchview High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, which means that we are preparing our students with one of the most rigorous curriculums that a student can engage in at the high school level. Students focus all of their learning through the IB Learner Profile which calls them to be inquiring, principled, open-minded, knowledgeable, caring and balanced. It also allows students to look at issues not only from their perspective here in Irving, Texas, but also from the perspective of a student in Africa or Eastern Europe. The IB curriculum calls students to be reflective about their learning process, as the grade at the end is not the only measure of success. It is just as important that students reflect on the process he/she took to complete the project and what he/she might do next time to be even better. C-FB is one of 200 districts in the World that has the whole IB Continuum from the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. It is an understanding of the larger world around us that will give our students an advantage as they apply to competitive colleges and work in the global economy.
Through the rigorous coursework in the classroom, the team work and collaboration on the field/court/stage, and the service in our community, our students are developing the skills necessary for the world in which they live. I look forward to working together with the students, parents, staff and community this year. With everyone working together, we can support our students and show them that there is a whole community behind them, rooting for their success. With all of us working together, we can make sure our students are prepared to meet the challenges of the future. Have a great year and GO WOLVES!