About the Program





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

Regular attendance, a commitment to doing your best, a desire to fully participate, a willingness to reflect on the process of learning, both in writing and verbally, and a dedication to supporting other individuals in the group and the unity of the group as a whole.


What is expected from the parents:

Engaging in dialog regularly with your child about class activities and homeschooling.  Supporting the completion of homework assignments. Participation in regular parent-teacher meetings, in person and via phone and/or email.  Keeping a daily log of homeschooling activities and submitting that log along with an attendance sheet and samples of student work on time each month to facilitate the creation of a portfolio.

In order to ensure the best consistency, cohesion, and continuity, we request that enrollment in CRMS be a year-long commitment. Student and parent input and interests will help guide the schedule and methods of instruction both in class and at home.

Contact Information:

(831) 335-4916
Office: (831) 335-0632
Registrar: (831) 336-5167 
Fax: (831) 336-0131

email
Marcy Reynolds, Teacher
Rhonda SchlosserPrincipal

7179 Hacienda Way
Felton, CA. 95018  

Open Office Hours: Wed/Thurs: 2:15–3:30pm, Mon/Tues: by appointment 

Class Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am–2:00pm

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Marcy Reynolds
Marcy Reynolds
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.