Back to School October 8th, 2015 at 6:00pm
Please join us for Back to School Night on October 8th at 6:00pm. Come meet your students' teachers and check out what great new things are going on at Redondo Shores High School!
School Newsletter for Alternative Education
Redondo Shores High School, Redondo Beach Learning Academy, and our Independent Study programs are back in action! We hope everyone had an adventurous summer and we look forward to another great year. We have had some staff changes but we continue our focus on teaching the state standards, integrating technology, and supporting our students in their transitions to college and careers. We want all of our students to enter the world of work or take college or Southern California Regional Occupation Center (SoCal ROC) courses, and we will support them to concurrently enroll or find a job in the community.
This year we are sad to say goodbye to a few of our staff members. Mr. Jeff Baumback, who taught Physical Education, Health, and Electives, has moved to a full time P.E. position at Parras Middle School. These courses will now be taught by Malcohm Heron. In addition, Kelly Six, our school psychologist, has moved out of the area to be closer to her family. To fill her position, we welcome Chelsea Galucci from Hermosa Beach Unified School District. Chelsea previously worked for RBUSD so we already know she is excellent and we look forward to working with her again. Finally, Mr. Keith Ellison, the Redondo Beach Learning Academy teacher, has moved to a new position so we welcome Alexandra Arellano as our new RBLA teacher. Alexandra comes to us from Los Angeles County Office of Education where she earned the “Teacher of the Year” award working as an alternative education teacher. Three of our Independent Study teachers, Susan Stewart, Jim Ball, and Kathy Zimmerman have moved on as well but we are lucky to have them subbing in for our teachers when they are out.
We are fortunate to have parents active with our School Site Council and this year we hope to have more people attend our parent nights and fundraising events. We intend to maintain our Model Continuation High School status and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation, both awarded in 2013, and we need your input. We have completed our Model School application and are planning for our Model School and WASC Mid-Cycle visits. We strive to always improve our programs so please check our website and read our emails about how to be a part of the process, including submitting your ideas and suggestions. We highly value your contributions so please get involved.
Principal of Alternative Education
The Tidal Wave recipient is a student that has earned the most credits in a given quarter. Credits can be earned from a variety of programs such as SoCal ROC, Work Experience, and Community Colleges. In addition to earning the most credits, the Tidal Waver must also demonstrate excellent academic, leadership ability, and citizenship.
TIDAL WAVE AWARD- 3RD QUARTER
TIDAL WAVE AWARD- 4TH QUARTER
Welcome to Redondo Shores High School (RSHS). We are a continuation high school located in the Redondo Beach Unified School District. Redondo Shores is WASC accredited and offers UC approved courses enabling graduates to be eligible for the CSU/UC system. Redondo Shores High School has been awarded the prestigious Model Continuation High School and Exemplary Program Recognition Awards from the California Continuation Education Association and the California Department of Education. Recently, RSHS received the 2013 Alliance For Healthier Generation Bronze National Recognition Certification; the first California continuation high school to receive this award.
We offer a personalized high school diploma program for students who desire an alternative to the comprehensive high school. RSHS is a credit recovery program whereby students can catch up on their credits and graduate early or on time by focusing on four classes at a time. Students enrolled at RSHS can complete 20-30 credits every four to nine weeks. Students taking concurrent classes through a local community college and So Cal Roc are eligible to earn more credits.
RSHS offers a blended educational model. Our students have the option of taking textbook based courses, on-line courses, or a combination of both textbook and online courses. Redondo Shores provides opportunities for ALL students to achieve their academic and career aspirations, and become successful and productive citizens. Our students are encouraged to tackle current and future challenges and to develop social and global awareness, civic responsibility, and personal growth so they will be active and informed members in the 21st century and beyond. Student programs are personalized and designed to meet the goals, interests and learning style of each individual student.
See how Redondo Shores' PLC is working to increasing literacy for ALL students
Redondo Shores High School recently received a six-year term of accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the highest term of accreditation that the organization grants.