Fair Oaks School is a K-5 school highly focused on its language arts program. The goal of the program is to make sure…More all third graders are reading at the third grade level when the school year is over. A Reading Recovery specialist and a Johns Hopkins University program have helped achieve a vast improvement. The school received the Golden Bell Award for this particular program.
Over 40 volunteers with the tutoring program plus six AmeriCorps tutors have contributed to this success. A central part of the program is 90 minutes of uninterrupted daily reading. Starting in first grade, children are grouped by reading level, allowing teachers to work with students all in similar reading levels. Teachers assess students every eight weeks to determine if additional support from tutors or families is needed. These students are all able to receive one-on-one training if necessary.
Sequoia Children's Center is a secular program of the First United Methodist Church of Redwood City offering quality…More childcare and early education from "Cradle to Kindergarten." It provides tender and responsive Infant Care, a Toddler Option Program tailored for young toddlers, a Toddler Program for 2-year-olds, Preschool for 3-year-olds, and 4 / 5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten.
The teachers provide an age and developmentally appropriate curriculum to challenge the mind as well as stimulate the growth and skill development of each child at every every stage of their young lives. Enrollment is open regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.
Hoover Community School places an emphasis on language arts, mathematics, English language development, science and…More technology. Located near public libraries in Redwood City, the Boys & Girls Club, and Hoover Park, it is well situated in a very active community. Teachers use research-based instructional strategies, receive ongoing staff development, and design curriculum to best meet student needs. Instruction is rigorous and based on the state standards for each subject area. The school has partnered with the Sobrato Foundation to support Spanish and English language development for grades pre-kindergarten to third grade. Hoover has school-wide Internet access, more than 250 Macintosh computers, and two computer labs.
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.