About Coast Redwood Middle School
Coast Redwood Middle School (part of the SLVUSD Charter School) is a homeschool support program for 6-8th graders that offers a two-day a week classroom-based ongoing group experience. It is specially designed for students who are on the path to becoming more independent learners, and who want to help support a consistent group of peers as co-learners. This program integrates social-emotional learning with students working collaboratively on projects that help to develop their critical and creative thinking. CRMS is composed of families who want to maintain a strong, homeschool relationship with their pre-adolescent children, and who are also willing to help support a fun and active class group by participating in camping, field trips, parent-taught courses, and special activities. Our year includes subject-specific classes, student project presentations, theme-based science, thoughtful speaking, writing, and problem solving, and photography, with the students creating their own yearbook. Emphasis is on project-based learning and real-life application of skills. The teacher helps guide each student offering support for individual studies outside the classroom as well as group-focused activities during class time. We believe that education works best in a relationship with others, and that learning flourishes when it includes a clear awareness of individual and group process through self-reflection.
What is expected from the students:
Regular attendance, a commitment to doing your best, a desire to fully participate, a willingness to reflect on the process of learning, both in writing and verbally, and a dedication to supporting other individuals in the group and the unity of the group as a whole.
What is expected from the parents:
Engaging in dialog regularly with your child about class activities and homeschooling. Supporting the completion of homework assignments. Participation in regular parent-teacher meetings, in person and via phone and/or email. Keeping a daily log of homeschooling activities and submitting that log along with an attendance sheet and samples of student work on time each month to facilitate the creation of a portfolio.
In order to ensure the best consistency, cohesion, and continuity, we request that enrollment in CRMS be a year-long commitment. Student and parent input and interests will help guide the schedule and methods of instruction both in class and at home.