Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Alumni, Honorary Diploma and Activities Hall of Fame! Fill out a nomination form on this page or contact the district office at 763-477-9165 and a form can be mailed to you.
Every year the Rockford Area Schools recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni with a Distinguished Alumni award as well as district residents with an Honorary Diploma through a selection process by the Tradition of Excellence committee. Distinguished Alumni recipients are selected based on outstanding professional and personal successes, as well as achievement in national, regional, or statewide prominence either in their professional fields or through their involvement in civic, cultural, or charitable activities. Rockford Area Schools also confers an honorary Rockford High School diploma to an individual who demonstrates high standards of excellence in their personal and professional achievements as a way of honoring the distinguished citizen's contribution to the district. Distinguished contributions can include, but are not limited to financial support that impacted students, volunteer time supporting academic achievement or academic support for initiating programs. The recipients of both these awards are recognized during the superintendent’s dinner followed by the commencement exercises in June.
Bi-annually, the Rockford Area Schools also recognizes alumni who participated in extracurricular activities as well as prior coaches or advisors with an Activities Hall of Fame award. The purpose of the Activities Hall of Fame to give special recognition to people who have made contributions in promoting activities at Rockford High School and to preserve the heritage and tradition of Rocket Activities. Recognition of these individual are done at an evening event in the fall of even years.
Honoring Outstanding Alumni and District Supporters