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Our Programs and Services

Students Working as a Group at North Star Academy

RCSD's Accelerated Learning Program provides an educational environment for students in grades 3 - 8 that is designed to meet the unique needs of high achieving students and to enable them to develop to their fullest potential.

Girl Walking Through Cafeteria Line with a Yogurt and Concha

The Redwood City School District offers a variety of after school options at most school campuses, including programs run collaboratively with local partner organizations and privately-run after school programs available on some school campuses.

Boys Playing Hockey at Clifford School

The Redwood City After School Sports Program encourages good sportsmanship, teamwork, positive attitudes, and mutual respect to build a strong community within Redwood City.  In addition, it promotes life-skills development by providing a safe place for youth to engage in physical activity, which aids in developing their talents and self-esteem.

Teacher Leading Reading Circle at Garfield School

The Redwood City School District (RCSD) Bilingual Instruction Program is designed to provide Spanish speaking students an instructional program that facilitates their learning of English and grade level content knowledge.

TK Students in Class at Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School

Healthful, nutritious meals provide the energy that students need to succeed in school throughout each day of learning, playing, and exercising. Well-rounded meals served in RCSD schools are created using USDA nutrition guidelines as well as “kid-approved” recipes.

Teacher and Students Interacting at Garfield School

The Department of Educational Services oversees the academic strategies for the Redwood City School District. The department works with every school in the district to ensure that each student is prepared for success in high school and beyond.

Boy Looking at Camera at Garfield School

RCSD schools offer innovative, integrative, and interactive approaches to learning, ensuring that your child receives a high-quality education to be well-prepared for high school, college, and careers. RCSD welcomes new students who live within the district's attendance zone

Teacher Working with Students at North Star Academy

Redwood City School District places a high value on the health of its students. Thanks to the generous support of the Sequoia Healthcare District and its Healthy Schools Initiative grant we are strategically improving the systems and processes that lead to improved health and wellness for our students.

Teacher Helping Student at Taft School

We look for driven, innovative, and reflective individuals who want to be a part of our mission of creating a safe and supportive, inspirational and rigorous, joyful and inclusive environment for all learners. 

Girls Working on their Chromebooks at Roosevelt School

Redwood City School District's (RCSD) Mandarin Immersion program brings together Mandarin- and English-speaking students and families for the opportunity of a promising future of being bilingual, biliterate, and academically enriched.

Student Standing in Front of a Mural at Henry Ford Elementary School

RCSD recognizes a whole-child, holistic approach to learning and wellness. Students must feel safe, comfortable, and at ease to be fully engaged in the school experience–socially, emotionally, and academically. Embracing a trauma-informed approach, RCSD prioritizes counseling services to facilitate positive outcomes for all youth and continues to grow mental health services based on emerging needs. 

Girls Painting Together in Art Class at Kennedy Middle School

Redwood City School District's (RCSD) Parent Participation Program is a cooperative partnership of parents, teachers, and community working together to educate children throughout RCSD with a focus on the maximum development of the whole child. Each child is viewed as a unique individual with his/her own distinct style and rate of growth.

School Garden At Orion Alternative

In a Project Based Learning classroom, students are challenged to work cooperatively, think critically, and present their work in front of an audience. A variety of engagement strategies are used to engage students and encourage their participation in a rigorous curriculum.

Front Entrance Sign at Roy Cloud

Redwood City School District's (RCSD) Dual Language Immersion Program in Spanish brings together Spanish- and English-speaking students and families for the opportunity of a promising future of being bilingual, biliterate, and academically enriched.

Teacher Leading Class at Roy Cloud

The Redwood City Special Education Department works cooperatively with students, families and the community to ensure that each student attains academic success and develops socially and emotionally.

Students Working Together at Roy Cloud

The Student Services Department facilitates support services to students, families, and the educational community in the areas of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Homeless and Foster Youth, Section 504, School Attendance Review Board (SARB), School Safety, Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Attendance and Outdoor Education.

Boys Working Together at Roy Cloud

Teacher induction is a professional development program required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to clear a teacher's preliminary credential in the State of California. It is typically a two-year program that incorporates mentoring and is designed to offer support, guidance, and orientation for first-year teachers. 

Boys Working Together at Roy Cloud

The mission of the Redwood City School District Technology Department is to deliver high quality support for students and staff in a friendly atmosphere with trust, confidence and respect.

Students Smiling at Taft School

The TK class provides more opportunities for social-emotional and language development, including mathematics functions through interactive, hands-on activities, which helps students develop and build upon existing skills to be successful in kindergarten, and stimulating classroom centers, which focus on science, mathematics, writing, arts and crafts, community role play, etc.