Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year! As you’ve probably heard by now, Dr. Erin Simon has been promoted to become the Director of Student Support for LBUSD. Congratulations Erin! Erin provided strong instructional leadership and as a result of her collaborative work with your school community, Redondo Shores has earned many prestigious awards including the California Distinguished School Award, California Model Continuation High School Award, Alliance for Healthier Generation Bronze Award, and WASC Accreditation. Now that I am on board, I am looking forward to a year of continued hard work and accomplishments. I plan to keep up the tradition and support our students in becoming “active and informed members in the 21st century and beyond.”
Over my past 20 years in education, I have been lucky enough to work in general, special, and alternative education settings. Most recently, I served as a program specialist for RBUSD’s secondary schools, collaborating with staff and parents to provide services for our Special Education students. Previously, I was a teacher, an assistant principal (middle and high school), and a principal of an alternative high school. Although I was born and raised on the East Coast, I have lived on the West Coast since 1987 earning a B.A. at UC Berkeley (Psychology), a M.S. at the University of Oregon (Special Education), and a M.A. at San Francisco State University (Administration).
In becoming the Principal of Alternative Education, I am proud to be joining a team of dedicated, caring professionals and honored to be serving your students in their pursuit of success. This school year, the staff at Shores continues their dedication in supporting our students for post-secondary education by providing rigorous instruction aligned with Common Core curriculum, and maintaining strong partnerships with the local colleges and vocational programs. We are planning another year of college and career activities, including field trips to 2 and 4 year institutions, service learning projects, and job shadows and internships. Our School Site Council, our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), and our Parent Volunteers Program have built positive relationships with our school community to support our students in reaching their goals. I encourage you to join in these activities; parent involvement plays a critical role in student success.
I am excited to start the school year and meet all of you. Please visit our website, rshs.rbusd.org, for important information including the school calendar, upcoming activities, and our school policies. You can download the registration packet or pick one up from the main office. Shores registration is scheduled for August 18th and classes resume on August 27th. You will be hearing more about activities in the coming months, so I urge you to watch for the schedule of events.
As quoted from our mission statement, we firmly believe that our goal is to “provide 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.” We look forward to another great year at Redondo Shores, Redondo Beach Learning Academy, and Independent Study by working together so our students’ success can begin today!
Susannah Hall, M.A., M.S. Principal, Alternative Education
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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.
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.