Rosseau Lake College is filled with students who are diverse and extremely inclusive, kind, and caring. With the small school size RLC does not feel like a city, or a town, it feels more like a close knit family. Students when first coming to RLC might not succeed at first in my opinion... I definitely did not. However a lot of foreign ESL students who have learned the things we have learned like math from abroad they do succeed. Those from the area have to adapt to actually more freedom. With more freedom theres no teacher to hound you to do your work you have to take the initiative to learn something that needs time to become a habit. Everyone in RLC feels included I feel. Again the small size school everyone knows everyone really.
At RLC the students that have been here more years than you ( if you are new) will always make sure you feel inclusive, you know where you're going, you don't sit alone at lunch, and they will always be there for you if you have questions. If you are a person who is shy or struggles to make friends, I would suggest hanging out with your roommate or with your classmate (that is also new). I feel like in this school, the students who do the best are the ones who participate in class, are respectful of others, instead of the ones that kill themselves every night studying. In this school we believe that a kid learns nothing when they are stressed and overwhelmed with a lot of information. We believe that the best way of teaching is to do it through something they love and to take it step by step and not rush into anything the students are not ready for.
During my years of attendance, there were under 120 students at RLC. This was awesome, as you got to know everyone quite well, class sizes were smaller etc. The general atmosphere was quite friendly and inclusive, and all students participated avidly in our school spirit events. I don't think we really had "typical" students, as we had quite a high diversity of both cultures, languages and backgrounds. The diversity at the school was amazing, we had students from Germany, Mexico, Japan, China, Philippines, Korea, Barbados, Native Canadians and from across Canada. I don't recall a single instance where socio-economic background was ever discussed, nor made a difference in student interactions. For the most part, all the students got along, and socialized with most everyone at some time or another. There are the standard highschool age groupings, that revolve of course around social interactions, sports teams, personalities etc. as well as "Sr. students and Jr. students". The friends I made at RLC are still my friends now.