Welcome to RPM (Reaching Potential Through Manufacturing) for the 2016-2017 school year! The RPM program is a partnership between the Richmond County School System and Textron Specialized Vehicles (E-Z-GO). This program is designed to help students gain extra motivation to finish twelve years of school and enjoy better lives. By providing students with classroom instruction, on-the-job training, key work/life skills, mentoring, and employment opportunities, the RPM program helps them stay in school, graduate, and go on to become successful, productive members of the workforce.
The faculty and staff are delighted to have your child with us and look forward to an exciting school year. It is our hope that this school year will be successful and productive. Good behavior and hard work will ensure success and achievement. At RPM we not only strive to provide an environment that challenges our students academically but also stress the importance of good character, integrity, and work ethic. We look forward with excitement and anticipation to the levels of success they all will achieve in the future.
As you know, students are required to attend school each day in order to work their four hour shift. In addition, students must be at least 16 years of age and pass a drug screening to be employed. RPM is an actual manufacturing operation for Textron Specialized Vehicles, therefore only students who have a good attitude and are willing to commit to working hard will be successful in this program
Attached in this packet are several permission forms that must be completed, signed, and returned before the student may participate in the program. Also, students must have a picture ID and a social security card.
RPM and Textron Specialized Vehicles has high expectations for discipline and behavior standards, as well as high academic and work standards, so it is imperative that you and your child know the policies of the program and the board of education thoroughly.
Teamwork and collaboration are essential and we look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to any aspect of your child’s education from the school or work standpoint, please feel free to contact the RPM facility any time.
Again welcome to RPM for the 2016-2017 school year. We look forward to working with you for a great and successful school year!
Dr. Jason S. Moore