The schools of the Redwood City School District have seen steadily rising API scores, largely due to the dedicated…More faculty, teachers, parents and students of the District.
The school emphasizes blocks of time for reading, writing, math, social studies and science. Targeted instructional groupings (TIG) allow students to receive instructions tailored to their specific needs. The district offers 16 schools, from the four "schools of choice" to certain schools focused more on technology (McKinley Institute of Technology) and the performing arts (John Gill).
As one of the four schools of choice in the District, Orion Alternative School is a kindergarten through fifth grade…More elementary school that places an enormous emphasis on family involvement. Parents are expected to participate in school activities for a minimum of two hours a week.
With only nine classrooms, the school offers a small learning environment to instill in children a love of learning. Most classes are single-grade, but in the third through fifth grades, classes are configured as third-fourth, and fourth-fifth. Orion offers many off-site learning opportunities while still adhering to California State Standards. It was designated a "California Distinguished School" in 2008.
Associated Learning and Language Specialists (ALLS) 1060 Twin Dolphin Dr # 100, Redwood City, CA94065 Associated Learning & Language Specialists (ALLS) is a special needs educational organization. The organization…More specializes in providing speech and occupational therapy, educational services, behavior therapy, early intervention center up to age 3, and support to individuals and schools throughout the Bay Area. Specific services offered include speech, occupational and educational therapies, therapeutic listening, parent education services and contract special ed staffing for public school districts. In addition to its therapeutic and contract services, ALLS runs an early childhood special education school for children up to 6 years old.
While adhering to the California State Standards, Taft Community School tries to get every student performing at…More their grade level or above. Taft has several different types of classes depending grade levels: Spanish alternative and English Only (SEI) classrooms at the kindergarten, first, and second grades; third grade transition classes; third through fifth EO (SEI); one K through 4th grade district Special Day Class; and one 1st through 4th grade district Special Day Class.
In addition to the school's core curriculum, enrichment opportunities include science enrichment, art, singing, dance, gardening and environmental studies, field trips and social justice. Each year, a special team of 4th and 5th grade students is chosen to become Peace Patrol participants. This team wears official Peace Patrol vests and is trained to use specific P.E.A.C.E.
Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA94061 Cañada College is a community college high up in the hills of the Peninsula. It offers an affordable option for…More earning Cal State University and UC transfer units. With only 6,000 students, it is one of the smallest community colleges in the Bay Area, allowing for more attention towards each individual. Through its University Center, it also offers bachelor's degrees. Cañada College offers degrees for those who wish to pursue careers in medical assisting, radiologic technology, multimedia, early childhood education, fashion design, interior design, human services, accounting, business technology and many other fields. It is one of the highest-achieving community colleges in the Bay Area. While it is also a community college, Cañada College allows high school students to take courses beginning in their sophomore year so they can essentially complete their first two years of college for free. The Middle College High School program offers an alternative to high school students from the Sequoia High School district who prefer a non-traditional education. The Upward Bound Program provides Sequoia High School students the opportunity to take classes to advance their education.