This year, our Shores Professional Learning Community goal is to increase our students’ literacy and math skills by providing instruction in the Common Core State Standards. The teachers are developing reading and writing assessments for students to use school-wide so that we can maintain high expectations across subjects. The students are learning to develop reading strategies for both informational and literary text, and to evaluate their writing with Common Core based rubrics. The staff is also working with Loyola Marymount University and collaborating with the math teachers at Redondo Union to align our math instruction with the Common Core State Standards for math practices and content.
Another goal for working in the Common Core includes building on technology skills and preparing students for college and careers. Now that all students have Chromebooks in their classrooms, our staff development includes finding the best use for technology. We are learning new tools such as Google Classroom to instruct students and provide specific feedback on their work. To guide our students in the transition to college, our seniors are taking college entrance exams and meeting with counselors to develop a personal plan for college coursework. They are also completing their senior portfolios, which include a resume, awards and achievements, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation. The staff supports our 'college going' culture and has scheduled college tours in the spring to visit El Camino College, Santa Monica College, California State University, Long Beach, and California State University, Dominguez Hills.
We know that by providing solid instruction using Common Core principles, we are helping our students develop the skills and confidence to tackle the rigorous state exams in May. More importantly, we aim to better prepare our students for the challenge of post-secondary education and careers in the 21stcentury.
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.