Friday, August 31, 2012

Redwood City Schools Educate Children to Excel in the 21st Century

Any parent considering a move to a new area has two priorities: the safety of the family and the quality of the education.  Parents in Redwood City, and the Palm Park neighborhood, are in luck. Bay Area schools are some of the best in the nation. With a rich culture of diversity, and continued emphasis on curricula other communities have had to cut - such as art and music - Redwood City schools excel at meeting the needs of their students.

Elementary Education in the Palm Park Neighborhood of Redwood City

Elementary students in the Palm Park neighborhood belong to the Redwood City School District. The district is more than 100 years old.  Schools boast high Academic Performance Indexes that continue to rise each year.  The active parent community offers a successful local Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), enthusiastic national Parent Teacher Association (PTA) membership, and parents have even come together to form Art in Action to promote art in the public schools. The Redwood City Education Foundation is a community based fundraising effort that, among other things, has helped to prevent music from being cut from the public primary school curriculum.

Secondary Education - Sequoia Union High School District

While Sequoia Union High School District places an emphasis on academic excellence, they also understand that not all students are university bound.  SUHSD endeavors to provide career and technical development and strive to cultivate student internship opportunities. SUHSD works with Redwood City School District to maintain a collaborative effort to provide a sense of community and to streamline students' educational paths to avoid learning gaps between the 8th and 9th grade years.  They also work closely with
CaƱada College so students interested in pursuing their AA degree can move comfortably from one educational realm to the next.

Private School and Charter School Opportunities in Redwood City

In addition to an excellent public school system, residents of the Palm Park community also have private and charter school options.  St. Pius School and West Bay Christian Academy offer K-8 education with an emphasis on Christian education. The Palm Park neighborhood is also lucky enough to have two fantastic Charter Schools.  They offer an alternative educational curriculum while meeting current state standards.  Summit Preparatory High School was voted by Newsweek as one of America's 10 Best High Schools for 2011 and was also listed as one of the 10 most transformative schools in the nation!

Another alternative for parents and students looking for a school with a more customized education approach is North Star Academy. North Star Academy is designed for high-achieving students with unique learning goals and talents. The program has a compacted academic schedule allowing students to pursue extra curricular activities as a part of their educational requirements.

Life After School - Palm Park is a Family Friendly Neighborhood

Not only is the Palm Park Neighborhood lucky enough to have some of the finest schools in the nation, it has a variety of children and family oriented activity centers and parks.  The Sequoia YMCA has tutoring programs, after-school care, as well as fitness programs to keep children active and healthy.  The Parks Recreation and Community Services also offer a wealth of year-round activities for children, families and adults. Book mark their Events Calendar to keep up on what's going on at any time of the year.

The Palm Park Neighborhood is the Place To Be

Families love the Palm Park neighborhood and all that it has to offer. From wonderful schools to our children and family-oriented community, you and your children will be happy to call it home.

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