Welcome to CRHS

Coast Redwood High School

We are a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual and ethical growth. We support our students to become caring meaningful relationships, and service to society, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals. We believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships, and service to society.

Coast Redwood High School is a hybrid high school program that supports independent learning, and an onsite, online/blended learning environment that serves students in grades 9–12. CRHS has been serving students in Santa Cruz County for 23 years.

All teachers of the charter school shall hold a valid multiple-subject or single subject California teaching credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and holds an ESEA (NCLB) Certificate of Compliance for each core academic subject taught. 

Coast Redwood High School is fully accredited by the premier independent school accrediting body: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The accreditation process reviews all aspects of the school’s programs and operations on an ongoing basis.

Coast Redwood High School celebrates senior graduations each year in the Redwood Grove at the Fall Creek Outdoor Amphitheater.

We pursue our values and mission through the integration of Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression, and Positive Character Development. These principles permeate all we do and bring depth, meaning, and enthusiasm for learning at CRHS.

Creative self-expression is part of all academic coursework. We integrate creative arts and academics with the belief that they are mutually reinforcing. This allows students to discover new gifts and talents and overcome self-perceived limitations.

We encourage relationships that build trust and safety between teacher and student, peer to peer, and all members of our school community. We focus on learning that brings forth thinking and discussions of ethical relevance. We strive to create opportunities for students to engage in open and honest communication. We work closely with families to encourage a thoughtful exchange of ideas around the many issues that confront youth in our modern society.

We create opportunities for older students to mentor and care for younger students through school-wide activities including theater productions, buddy programs and athletic events trough SLVHS. We teach and model responsible citizenship through community service projects, civic participation, and environmental stewardship through our Environmental Horticulture pathway.

Our faculty and families are dedicated to values such as empathy, honesty, forgiveness, respect, cooperation, generosity, and kindness. We work together as a community to take responsibility, to practice self-reliance, exercise leadership, and integrity, and to assist and care for one another.