Every senior at Walden III must go through the Rite of Passage Experience (R.O.P.E.) to graduate at Walden. This requirement is one factor that makes Walden different from other area high schools and most high schools in the United States. Students begin to gather information starting in 9th grade. They collect and gather information in areas of achievement, volunteer opportunities, reading books toward the requirement and many other areas that contribute toward the ROPE process.
R.O.P.E. is designed to measure competency in terms of actual mastery, not just by credits of standardized test scored in a limited number of areas.