Home School

Redwood Christian Schools has been working with Home School families in the greater East Bay for several years. Our purpose is to partner with Home School families to assist them in attaining their educational goals.

RCS partners with families in many ways: we provide PSP services (Private Satellite Program), maintaining all records, offering assistance in choosing curriculum and offering a “sounding board” for those who have questions regarding educating their children. Home School families may participate in many on-campus activities such as Chapel, Library, picture day, special assemblies, Harvest Day, SAT, PSAT, and other testing, vision screening, and much more. Families may also choose to attend some classes on campus with the day-school students. Families can “mix-and-match” what we offer in whatever way best meets their needs. See the “Information” section below to find out more!

New Families: Attend one of our Prospective Parent Meetings, and turn-in the New Family Application within 5 days to receive $50 off the New Family Application Fee!

 

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Redwood Christian Schools! Whether you want to learn more about the school through parent visits, or are ready to dive into the application itself, we are here to support you throughout the process. We look forward to getting to know your family!

 

Colette Bibby
Home School Director
ColetteBibby@rcs.edu
510.317.8990 x319

 

 

Step 1 – Request Information

Submit an online inquiry to let us know you are interested in learning more about Redwood Christian Schools. We will mail you an informational packet and you will begin to hear from us about upcoming admission events.

Step 2 – Complete the online application

Apply now! We require a complete application before scheduling your child’s new student assessment and Student Success Consultation (Interview). All sections of the application can be found through the application portal.

Application Requirements: Complete the Redwood Christian Schools’ Online Application to help us learn about your child (TK-12 applicants).

  • Non-refundable Application Fee ($175 regular, $125 if you attend one of the optional events in Step 2)
    • Online Applications require the below PDF uploads:
      • Birth Certificate
      • Current Immunization Record (Requirements Here)
      • Completed Dr. Physical Health Form (found here)
      • Most recent report cards (1st-12th applications)
      • Most recent standardized testing results (2nd-12th applications)
      • Unofficial transcript (6th-12th applications)
      • Academic Reference (2nd-12th applications): provide full name and email of teacher or administrator who you would like to fill out your student’s academic reference.

Step 3 – Confirm Teacher Academic Reference

Your child’s current teachers/school may need a gentle reminder to complete and send in the recommendation form. Sign in to review your child’s application status  confirm that your child’s academic reference has been received by Redwood Christian. If not, please follow-up with your child’s current teachers/school.

 

Step 4 – Educational Consultation

Meet with our Home School Director to go over the academic plan for the applicant. This includes curriculum guidelines, learning procedures to submitting grades, and signing up for on-campuses classes if desired.

 

Step 5 – Enroll in Redwood Christian Schools

We know that choosing a school is a monumental decision, and are here to support you every step of the way. To enroll, families must:

  • Provide the $250 tuition deposit (cash, check, or credit) towards your first month’s tuition **this secures your child’s seat.
  • Setup a family FACTS account (Redwood Christian’s online tuition manager) and select a payment plan. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about FACTS.
  • Submit any outstanding paperwork or updated immunization record to the Home School Director.

***Failure to complete the three above requirements will delay your student’s start of school date and will not hold your child’s seat for the school year.

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