One hundred percent of Summit Prep students pass the California High School Exit Exam and 96 percent go on to a…More four-year college. Some of the more distinct "non-negotiable" principles are a perfect college acceptance record, a heterogeneous student body that doesn't "track" students on separate tracks and the random lottery system.
Summit Prep was featured in the acclaimed movie "Waiting for Superman," in which the movie tracks five students through their educational journey, one of which is a Summit High attendee. Each grade level is limited to 100 students and the maximum classroom size is 25. Each student has a dedicated mentor, who mentors a maximum of 18 students and meets with each for 10 minutes a day and a two-hour session once a week. Mentors develop Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) with each student to stay on track to get accepted to college.
North Star Academy is an elementary school that offers a "Differentiated Instruction" program, which avoids the…More repetitive education that can occur in traditional classrooms. A constantly changing curriculum ensures students won't tire of their classes and broadens their perspective and knowledge across subjects. The Enrichment Program allows students to participate in a range of activities from puppetry to stock market studies to multimedia presentation. All activities culminate in a project or exhibit demonstrated at a school-wide assembly.
Students must apply to attend North Star and are scored according to a rubric based on: math academic scores, language arts/reading academic scores, SAGES-2 Reasoning assessment scores, academic performance based on student report cards, and task commitment based on student report cards.
Students who acheive an above-expected score are eligible to attend if spots are available. If there are not enough spots, a lottery of eligible students is held.
Redwood High School is the continuation high school that works in conjunction with the other four high schools in…More Redwood City. It offers classes for students behind in their credits to ensure that they graduate on time. At the school, teachers provide a more tailored education with the understanding that not all students learn the same way.
Enrollment is limited and students must be enrolled in work experience or another education or vocational program like ROP or OICW. Students age 16 to 18 can apply upon recommendation from a counselor and an administrator from one of the other four high schools. Parents can also initiate an enrollment request for their student. They can earn credits from any community college as well. Every month students are evaluated and must earn a certain number of points from academic performance, attendance and work experience.
From 2000 to 2005, it was a State of California Model Continuation High School awardee.
Wings was founded by Sherman Chan and Irma Velasquez, whose son, Aaron, was able to overcome the challenges of autism…More and communicate with his peers, fully-immersed in a social environment.
The school, whose students range in age from 5 to 22, maintains that all students can learn in an environment that caters to their pace. Just because a student has autism doesn't mean he or she can not develop the skills needed to enter the professional world.
Roy Cloud's state-of-the-art campus includes recently modernized buildings, updated play structures and landscaping,…More as well as a renovated science lab for middle school students. Additionally, a Learning Garden is available for students to learn and play amongst vegetables, flowers and herbs. The nearby outdoor amphitheater exposes students to the arts.
In addition to the normal curriculum, enrichment classes like drama, chorus, science lab and Spanish are offered. The Learning Center (TLC) actively supports the existing reading and math curriculums by providing students with extra help for homework and difficult concepts.
During the 2009-2010 school year, students and teachers won the following awards: the Bay Area Mathematics Olympiad (1st Place), RCEF Essay contest awards , the Port of Redwood City Art Contest, the San Mateo Reading Association's Literacy Award and the San Mateo School Board Association's Kent Award.
Dream Careers 2221 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA94063 Dream Careers offers college students international internship programs, including custom placements, housing, meals,…More academic credit, weekend trips and more. The company has enabled 10,000 students to go after their dream careers via its programs.
Hawes Elementary School 909 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA94061 Hawes offers an interdisciplinary program that focuses on literary development as well as science concepts. Technology…More plays a large role in the curriculum with regular use of the Hawes Computer Lab complete with multimedia computers like iMacs and eMacs. The LIFESKILLS curriculum emphasizes cross-cultural awareness, interactions and understanding amongst students. As a year-round school, Hawes students are constantly learning.
Adelante Spanish Immersion School is a California Distinguished School teaching kindergarten through grade 6. The…More school combines Spanish-speaking and English-speaking students in the classroom to adapt to the rapidly changing bilingual world. In addition to learning another language, students can partake in each other's culture and acquire a more diverse academic experience. The two-way immersion instructional program is unique in the Redwood City School district.
Half the students are Spanish-speaking and half are English-speaking. Approximately 70 percent of students are of Latino background. By the time they graduate, students will demonstrate high proficiency in both languages.
The School has a non-profit: Unidos y Adelante, which plans social and fundraising events to bring the two communities together and strengthen ties. Every spring, the Adelanted School plans a Latino Kermesse, a nighttime celebration of food, dance, and music amongst the community.
It is one of four "Schools of Choice" in the Redwood City School District. A School of Choice does not base attendance on neighborhood boundaries like all the other schools do. All students must fill out a "Schools of Choice" application and a student registration form. All students within the district are eligible to apply.