Ricks Institute

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Ricks Institute

Not For Self, But For Others


Ricks Institute challenges each student to reach her or his complete academic potential. Recognizing the importance of developing skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, technology and creative expression, the school seeks to provide a variety of learning and living experiences.

The school fosters critical and creative thinking and assists students in developing an ability to work with others in a climate of collaboration and cooperation. As a school in Liberia, we follow the instructional guidelines of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Liberia.

In all aspect, our students are taught to become a life-long learner with the capability to be successful in a rapidly changing world.
Non-Negotiable Expectations

Ricks Institute expects that all students demonstrate initiative in their academic pursuits and that they work productively toward successful completion of assigned work.Students demonstrate this responsibility in the following ways:
  1. Coming to school and to class on time.
  2. Being prepared for all classes by completing assignments and doing required readings.
  3. Becoming involved in classroom activities and discussions.
Student Responsibility and Expectation

Students who need additional assistance from teachers schedule time to meet with teachers individually. As is expected, students arrange these meetings in advance.
There are many support means available to help students throughout their educational pursuits at Ricks. These can be teachers, counselors, administrators, parents and friends.
However, the most important person is always the student himself/herself.  Students accept responsibility for their educational pursuits.
Academic Honor Code

All students of Ricks Institute are required to sign this HONOR CODE before every test or quiz. The Honor code is as follows:

“I Promise that throughout this quiz/test/exam, I will not cheat (spy, plagiarize, share my answers or ask for assistance) from anyone, any act contrary will lead to my immediate expulsion.”

Grading System
Grading System
Class Attendance Class Participation Assignments Tests
10% 10% 30% 50%
Promotion / Failure
Promotion / Failure
Promotion Vacation School Failure / Repeating NTR / Expulsion
70+ in all subjects Failure in one subject Failure in any 2 subjects Failing class twice
Making 50 or below in any subject Failure in 3 or more subjects

Incomplete Grades For Marking Period

All incomplete grades for a marking period must be made up within two weeks of the end of the ranking period unless the administration rules otherwise for an individual case. Otherwise, the student will receive a zero.

Bell / Class Schedule
Bell / Class Schedule
Periods Regular Boarding
Hoisting of Flag/Devotion 7:30am – 8:20 am Time Activity
1st 8:30am – 9:25am
2nd 9:30 am – 10:25 am
3rd 10:30 am – 11:25 am
Lunch/Recess 11:25am – 12:10 pm
4th 12:15pm – 1:10 pm
5th 1:15 pm – 2:10 pm 2:10 pm Lunch