Accredited and Recognized
Submitted by RCS Staff in RCS News & Events on August 16, 2018
Written by: Al Hearne
This past Spring, a team of school accreditors from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recommended RCS for the highest possible level of accreditation, with a midterm visit in three years. Considering Redwood Christian Schools administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents all played a part in providing evidence and review of the inner workings of the school (from finances to curriculum to the Biblical foundation of the school), I can’t help but think what an amazing time it is in RCS History. This school year, we celebrate 49 years of excellence in academics, thriving student programs and involvement in the community, and a strong business that continues to be able to offer a Christ-centered education for students TK through 12th.
While accreditation is an extremely important process of verification as a credible and authentic educational institution, it might be the personal reviews and recognition RCS received last year that really tells the story of how God is on the move and working to grow His kingdom through RCS. For the fourth year in a row, RCS was recognized by Bay Area Parent Magazine as “The Best of the Bay” in private schools for elementary, middle school, and high school. Furthermore, on Facebook, a current RCS parent reflects that “The level of commitment from the administration and the faculty is truly extraordinary. I feel so blessed that my kids are being educated by people who are 100% invested in making a positive impact in their lives and I would never consider sending my children anywhere else.” GreatSchool.org rates RCS 5 stars (out of 5) and Yelp.com rates RCS as 4.5 stars out of 5 overall.
Furthermore, Niche.com, a website devoted to evaluating school data to provide school rankings, report cards, and in-depth profiles ranks RCS the 6th top “Most Diverse Private High Schools in California” and in the top 25 “Best Christian High Schools in California.” Considering there are 3,107 private schools in our state, this is a great honor.
Indeed, RCS is thriving. Our committed and passionate teachers are recognized for the impact they are making with their students. Our diligent and service-oriented students continue to thrive and are recognized in the community for their responsibility and dependability. This also shows our school continues a legacy of being recognized as the safe, secure, and loving environment that Bay Area Parents can trust for their family.