By Lissa Watts
Summer is coming!!! While the school year at Redondo Shores is winding down, the staff is gearing up to help students continue learning over the summer break. We have several options available to our students this summer. While some of our students will be taking courses through RBUSDs summer school, others will be enrolled in El Camino College (ECC).
We are very fortunate to have built a very strong relationship with El Camino College. ECC provides an Educational Advisor that comes to Redondo Shores weekly. Through this partnership students become informed on the programs offered at ECC, get assistance with enrollment, and even have an opportunity to tour ECC. ECC provides concurrent enrollment options to high school students and also provides priority registration to our graduating seniors. As of mid-April, a third of our seniors are enrolled in El Camino College who plan on taking courses after graduation.
ECC also has other free summer opportunities for high school students. They have a Young Scholars STEM summer program which is designed for high school students who are interested in learning more about careers and majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). They also have a five-week Summer Reading Institute (which serves students K-12). In this program, students strengthen their reading and comprehension abilities and learn how to study more effectively.
Here at Redondo Shores we encourage our students to continue on their educational journey year round and we are fortunate to have options outside of RBUSD for our students. In addition to the free program options open to all of our students, ECC also provides a scholarship opportunity each year to the graduating seniors of Redondo Shores. This year, the recipient of the ECC Scholarship is Austin Wilson. The scholarship provides $1000 award for two consecutive years!
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 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. This year we are completing our three year review.