Our School

Welcome to Coast Redwood High School


Coast Redwood High School is an independent home study school provided for ninth-twelfth grade students and families who prefer an individualized approach to education, combined with the support of school district resources. The program is designed by and for homeschool families, with supervising guidance teachers who are knowledgeable and supportive of home-based learning, state frameworks, and school district curriculum guidelines.

High School students at CRHS take similar courses to students enrolled at the comprehensive high schools in the district. These courses may be completed through a variety of settings, such as: studying independently, attending classes taught on site by the staff, enrolling at one of the district’s comprehensive high schools, or taking classes at Cabrillo College. Students in courses at CRHS receive credits based on completion of assignments, and time spent participating in specific activities. To receive credit, completed student assignments must be at least at an above average, or “B” level, or it is returned to students for further work. Students who attend classes in other educational institutions while enrolled at CRHS generate a GPA based on coursework they completed and noted on their Charter School transcript.

Supervising guidance teachers meet with students and families on a regular basis to help them create and implement an educational plan. Through this one-on-one guidance, teachers can assist students in finding the most appropriated materials and classes for them, while using the guidelines required by our district and state. Resources CRHS has to offer are an assortment of textbooks, workbooks, fiction and non-fiction books, as well as many hands-on curriculum guides, course descriptions and syllabi in all of the subject areas.

Many of our students pursue a college education either through Cabrillo College or four-year universities. We have had students admitted to the California State and the University of California systems, as well as private universities across the nation. If you have more questions about the application to college process, feel free to ask any of our supervising/guidance teachers.


Upon completing the high school requirements of 230 credits, passage of Math 1, or, Math 1A, & Math 1B, completion of Community Service hours and an exit portfolio, students will receive an accredited SLVUSD Charter School diploma, as authorized by WASC, and by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees. Our graduation is held in an intimate setting at the Fall Creek Outdoor Amphitheater, where we celebrate with a formal graduation and reception.