Coast Redwood Middle School (part of the SLVUSD Charter School) is a homeschool support program for 6-8th graders that offers a two-day a week classroom-based ongoing group experience. It is especially designed for students who are on the path to becoming more independent learners, and who want to help support a consistent group of peers as co-learners. This program integrates social-emotional learning with students working collaboratively on projects that help to develop their critical and creative thinking. CRMS is composed of families who want to maintain a strong, homeschool relationship with their pre-adolescent children, and who are also willing to help support a fun and active class group by participating in camping, field trips, parent-taught courses and special activities. Our year includes subject-specific classes, student project presentations, theme-based science, thoughtful speaking,writing, and problem solving, and photography, with the students creating their own yearbook. Emphasis is on project-based learning and real-life application of skills. The teacher helps guide each student offering support for individual studies outside the classroom as well as group-focused activities during class time. We believe that education works best in relationship with others, and that learning flourishes when it includes a clear awareness of individual and group process through self-reflection.
What is expected from the students:
ABOUT THE TEACHER
As a nature lover and education enthusiast Marcy has facilitated learning experiences for groups of homeschoolers since 1991. Before stepping into the role of lead teacher at Coast Redwood Middle School, Marcy taught for Loma Prieta Independent Home Studies, Vista Learning Collaborative, Ocean Grove Charter School, Coast Redwood High School, and SLV Homeschool. In addition to her work for SLVUSD Charter, Marcy also administrates and co-teaches a local Nature-Based program for 5-17 year-olds.