Foundational Programs

In addition to an aligned college prep curriculum TK through 12th grade, these are the foundational of a Redwood Christian Schools education that are used to support the academic program in order to grow, explore, challenge and equip.

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Elementary

Aligned Bible Curriculum
In addition to an integrated Biblical Worldview in all lessons, the Redwood Christian Elementary curriculum includes dedicated Bible instruction which is aligned Tk through 5th grade.  

Victory Drill
The Victory Drill book is a supplemental training aid for our young readers to learn and practice the most common phonics introduced in a systematic way.  The Victory Drill program has helped students read more fluently and accurately.
Math Drill
The Math Drill book is a supplemental training aid for students to learn and practice math facts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  The Math Drill program has helped students calculate quickly and accurately providing the foundation of success as they grow into more advanced math courses.
FOSS Science
A STEM-based approach to studying science as students observe, investigate, and create based on their experiments.  In addition, students learn the skills necessary for scientific inquiry and critical thinking.
Saxon Math
Effective math concept development involves incremental, recursive skill instruction which allows a student to learn, practice, and review concepts.  The Saxon curriculum supplements the classroom teacher’s lesson on math concepts and theory.
Jane Schaffer Writing
A writing system that begins in early elementary with basic sentences structure and by upper elementary, students are writing multiple paragraphs.   The program includes a structured, logical, and systematic way of writing.
Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
Grades 3 through 5 participate once per WrAP each semester.  WrAP is a direct measure of student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help RCS teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression and tailor lessons accordingly.
Accelerated Reader Lexile Reading
A part of student’s weekly library time.  The Accelerated Reader Lexile program is a scientific approach to measuring students’ reading ability and the text complexity of reading materials.  Using Accelerated Reader, students are able to track the reading grade level and select books of appropriate complexity.
Academic Assistance Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities and other challenges that prevent them from being successful in our standard program.
Jump Start Reading Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program that consists of groups of two to six students meeting twice per week with a reading specialist.  Help and encouragement are provided to enhance the skill of reading and writing.
Pull Out K-1 Math and Science Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to either assist or challenge learning for selected students.  Lesson plans are personalized and based on specific target skills.
Daily Physical Education
Each day, students participate in physical education.  An emphasis is placed on caring for our physical bodies in order to be of better service to God, and units include physical fitness, cooperation games/team building, individual sports, and team sports.
Art
Visual art education is essential to educating the whole child, and elementary art at Redwood Christian Elementary offers students the chance to create, experiment, and explore different techniques and mediums of art.
Upper Elementary Electives
Grades 4 and 5 have the choice of afternoon elective enrichment lessons including Leadership, Spanish, Robotics, or Study Hall.

Middle School

Aligned Bible curriculum
In addition to an integrated Biblical Worldview in course lessons, the Redwood Christian Elementary curriculum includes dedicated Bible instruction which is aligned TK through 5th grade. 
SAT Math prep
SAT Math program where math teachers discuss mathematical vocabulary, work through SAT styled problems each day, and use Khan Academy as a resource when students are struggling. A test-taking strategy is also introduced and demonstrated to show students what to do when faced with certain types of question. A quiz at the end of the week is given on the problems reviewed in class that week.
SAT Vocabulary program
The MSHS SAT Vocabulary program is designed to increase vocabulary mastery and word choice usage for classroom content and standardized testing. The SAT Vocabulary program is designed so that grade-level vocabulary words are studied, taught, and assessed by all core curricular classes within the first five minutes of all academic classes with the exception of Math. Each grade level has a set of vocabulary words that are recursively taught and formatively checked throughout the week. At the end of each week, students are assessed on their understanding of the word list by each core subject instructor.
Project-based Learning in Science
RCS Project Based Learning in Middle School Science classes offer students the opportunity to engage in a dynamic classroom model where students acquire a deeper knowledge of scientific principles through active exploration of real-world challenges, problems, and scientific topics. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to questions, develop hypotheses, and work in teams to come to conclusions and make connections. The RCS Project Based Learning method used in grades 6-8 help students develop the skills to prepare them take on STEM-styled labs in grades 9-12.
Jane Schaffer Writing
A writing system that begins in early elementary with basic sentences structure and by upper elementary, students are writing multiple paragraphs.   The program includes a structured, logical, and systematic way of writing.
Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
WrAP is a test that directly measures student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help classroom teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression. Students in grades 3-12 are tested to help examine student writing and compare the results to similar schools. The WrAP test is scored both holistically and analytically, to provide more detailed feedback with reports that leverage technology to add meaning to results.
Academic Assistance Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities and other challenges that prevent them from being successful in our standard program.
Writing Assessment Program
Grades 3 through 5 participate in our WrAP program.  WrAP is a direct measure of student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help RCS teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression and tailor lessons accordingly.
Daily P.E.
Each day, students participate in physical education.  An emphasis is placed on caring for our physical bodies in order to be of better service to God, and units include physical fitness, cooperation games/team building, individual sports, and team sports.
Electives
Grades 6-8 have the choice of elective classes including Art, Audio/Visual, Band, Choir, Coding, Computer Literacy, Drama, Journalism, Leadership, Organizational Skills, Spanish, Study Skills, and Yearbook.

High School

Aligned Bible Curriculum
In addition to an integrated Biblical Worldview in course lessons, the Redwood Christian Elementary curriculum includes dedicated Bible instruction which is aligned TK through 5th grade.

SAT Math prep
SAT Math program where math teachers discuss mathematical vocabulary, work through SAT styled problems each day, and use Khan Academy as a resource when students are struggling. A test-taking strategy is also introduced and demonstrated to show students what to do when faced with certain types of question. A quiz at the end of the week is given on the problems reviewed in class that week.
SAT Vocabulary program
The MSHS SAT Vocabulary program is designed to increase vocabulary mastery and word choice usage for classroom content and standardized testing. The SAT Vocabulary program is designed so that grade-level vocabulary words are studied, taught, and assessed by all core curricular classes within the first five minutes of all academic classes with the exception of Math. Each grade level has a set of vocabulary words that are recursively taught and formatively checked throughout the week. At the end of each week, students are assessed on their understanding of the word list by each core subject instructor.
STEM-style Labwork
RCS STEM-Styled labs explore a variety of approaches and activities to delve into the laboratory process and scientific method. Teachers use inquiry-based teaching methodologies where students actively seek answers in pursuit of scientific understanding found throughout the Science Department in grades 9-12.
Jane Schaffer Writing
A writing system that begins in early elementary with basic sentences structure and by upper elementary, students are writing multiple paragraphs.   The program includes a structured, logical, and systematic way of writing.
Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
WrAP is a test that directly measures student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help classroom teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression. Students in grades 3-12 are tested to help examine student writing and compare the results to similar schools. The WrAP test is scored both holistically and analytically, to provide more detailed feedback with reports that leverage technology to add meaning to results.
Academic Assistance Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities and other challenges that prevent them from being successful in our standard program.
Advanced Placement classes
RCS offers the following AP courses.  These are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize. AP Calculus, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP U.S. History, and AP World History.
Electives
Grades 9-12 have the choice of elective classes including Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, Art I, Art II, Art III, Art IV, Advanced Math, Audio/Visual, Band, Calculus, Chapel Leadership, Choir, Christian Ministry, Creative Writing, Drama, Honors Biology, Honors English, Mandarin, Physics, Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Statistics, Study Hall, and Yearbook.


In addition to an aligned college prep curriculum TK through 12th grade, these are the foundational of a Redwood Christian Schools education that are used to support the academic program in order to grow, explore, challenge and equip.

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christian schools bay area

Elementary

Aligned Bible Curriculum
In addition to an integrated Biblical Worldview in all lessons, the Redwood Christian Elementary curriculum includes dedicated Bible instruction which is aligned Tk through 5th grade.  

Victory Drill
The Victory Drill book is a supplemental training aid for our young readers to learn and practice the most common phonics introduced in a systematic way.  The Victory Drill program has helped students read more fluently and accurately.
Math Drill
The Math Drill book is a supplemental training aid for students to learn and practice math facts including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  The Math Drill program has helped students calculate quickly and accurately providing the foundation of success as they grow into more advanced math courses.
FOSS Science
A STEM-based approach to studying science as students observe, investigate, and create based on their experiments.  In addition, students learn the skills necessary for scientific inquiry and critical thinking.
Saxon Math
Effective math concept development involves incremental, recursive skill instruction which allows a student to learn, practice, and review concepts.  The Saxon curriculum supplements the classroom teacher’s lesson on math concepts and theory.
Jane Schaffer Writing
A writing system that begins in early elementary with basic sentences structure and by upper elementary, students are writing multiple paragraphs.   The program includes a structured, logical, and systematic way of writing.
Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
Grades 3 through 5 participate once per WrAP each semester.  WrAP is a direct measure of student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help RCS teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression and tailor lessons accordingly.
Accelerated Reader Lexile Reading
A part of student’s weekly library time.  The Accelerated Reader Lexile program is a scientific approach to measuring students’ reading ability and the text complexity of reading materials.  Using Accelerated Reader, students are able to track the reading grade level and select books of appropriate complexity.
Academic Assistance Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities and other challenges that prevent them from being successful in our standard program.
Jump Start Reading Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program that consists of groups of two to six students meeting twice per week with a reading specialist.  Help and encouragement are provided to enhance the skill of reading and writing.
Pull Out K-1 Math and Science Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to either assist or challenge learning for selected students.  Lesson plans are personalized and based on specific target skills.
Daily Physical Education
Each day, students participate in physical education.  An emphasis is placed on caring for our physical bodies in order to be of better service to God, and units include physical fitness, cooperation games/team building, individual sports, and team sports.
Art
Visual art education is essential to educating the whole child, and elementary art at Redwood Christian Elementary offers students the chance to create, experiment, and explore different techniques and mediums of art.
Upper Elementary Electives
Grades 4 and 5 have the choice of afternoon elective enrichment lessons including Leadership, Spanish, Robotics, or Study Hall.

Middle School

Aligned Bible curriculum
In addition to an integrated Biblical Worldview in course lessons, the Redwood Christian Elementary curriculum includes dedicated Bible instruction which is aligned TK through 5th grade. 
SAT Math prep
SAT Math program where math teachers discuss mathematical vocabulary, work through SAT styled problems each day, and use Khan Academy as a resource when students are struggling. A test-taking strategy is also introduced and demonstrated to show students what to do when faced with certain types of question. A quiz at the end of the week is given on the problems reviewed in class that week.
SAT Vocabulary program
The MSHS SAT Vocabulary program is designed to increase vocabulary mastery and word choice usage for classroom content and standardized testing. The SAT Vocabulary program is designed so that grade-level vocabulary words are studied, taught, and assessed by all core curricular classes within the first five minutes of all academic classes with the exception of Math. Each grade level has a set of vocabulary words that are recursively taught and formatively checked throughout the week. At the end of each week, students are assessed on their understanding of the word list by each core subject instructor.
Project-based Learning in Science
RCS Project Based Learning in Middle School Science classes offer students the opportunity to engage in a dynamic classroom model where students acquire a deeper knowledge of scientific principles through active exploration of real-world challenges, problems, and scientific topics. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to questions, develop hypotheses, and work in teams to come to conclusions and make connections. The RCS Project Based Learning method used in grades 6-8 help students develop the skills to prepare them take on STEM-styled labs in grades 9-12.
Jane Schaffer Writing
A writing system that begins in early elementary with basic sentences structure and by upper elementary, students are writing multiple paragraphs.   The program includes a structured, logical, and systematic way of writing.
Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
WrAP is a test that directly measures student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help classroom teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression. Students in grades 3-12 are tested to help examine student writing and compare the results to similar schools. The WrAP test is scored both holistically and analytically, to provide more detailed feedback with reports that leverage technology to add meaning to results.
Academic Assistance Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities and other challenges that prevent them from being successful in our standard program.
Writing Assessment Program
Grades 3 through 5 participate in our WrAP program.  WrAP is a direct measure of student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help RCS teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression and tailor lessons accordingly.
Daily P.E.
Each day, students participate in physical education.  An emphasis is placed on caring for our physical bodies in order to be of better service to God, and units include physical fitness, cooperation games/team building, individual sports, and team sports.
Electives
Grades 6-8 have the choice of elective classes including Art, Audio/Visual, Band, Choir, Coding, Computer Literacy, Drama, Journalism, Leadership, Organizational Skills, Spanish, Study Skills, and Yearbook.

High School

Aligned Bible Curriculum
In addition to an integrated Biblical Worldview in course lessons, the Redwood Christian Elementary curriculum includes dedicated Bible instruction which is aligned TK through 5th grade.

SAT Math prep
SAT Math program where math teachers discuss mathematical vocabulary, work through SAT styled problems each day, and use Khan Academy as a resource when students are struggling. A test-taking strategy is also introduced and demonstrated to show students what to do when faced with certain types of question. A quiz at the end of the week is given on the problems reviewed in class that week.
SAT Vocabulary program
The MSHS SAT Vocabulary program is designed to increase vocabulary mastery and word choice usage for classroom content and standardized testing. The SAT Vocabulary program is designed so that grade-level vocabulary words are studied, taught, and assessed by all core curricular classes within the first five minutes of all academic classes with the exception of Math. Each grade level has a set of vocabulary words that are recursively taught and formatively checked throughout the week. At the end of each week, students are assessed on their understanding of the word list by each core subject instructor.
STEM-style Labwork
RCS STEM-Styled labs explore a variety of approaches and activities to delve into the laboratory process and scientific method. Teachers use inquiry-based teaching methodologies where students actively seek answers in pursuit of scientific understanding found throughout the Science Department in grades 9-12.
Jane Schaffer Writing
A writing system that begins in early elementary with basic sentences structure and by upper elementary, students are writing multiple paragraphs.   The program includes a structured, logical, and systematic way of writing.
Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
WrAP is a test that directly measures student writing achievement and serves as a tool to help classroom teachers pinpoint specific strengths and weaknesses of their students’ written expression. Students in grades 3-12 are tested to help examine student writing and compare the results to similar schools. The WrAP test is scored both holistically and analytically, to provide more detailed feedback with reports that leverage technology to add meaning to results.
Academic Assistance Program
A Redwood Christian Schools program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities and other challenges that prevent them from being successful in our standard program.
Advanced Placement classes
RCS offers the following AP courses.  These are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize. AP Calculus, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP U.S. History, and AP World History.
Electives
Grades 9-12 have the choice of elective classes including Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, Art I, Art II, Art III, Art IV, Advanced Math, Audio/Visual, Band, Calculus, Chapel Leadership, Choir, Christian Ministry, Creative Writing, Drama, Honors Biology, Honors English, Mandarin, Physics, Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Statistics, Study Hall, and Yearbook.