The academic department at Red Rock Canyon School strives to provide educational opportunities that will help each student find success now, and in their future. Whether a student is returning to a traditional high school, preparing for higher education, or planning to jump directly into the work force, we encourage the concept of creating "life long learners".
• Our independent learning environment allows students to work at their own pace. Credits are earned when a student masters the material, not based on seat time. We are also a year-round school. These two factors help students who have fallen behind to catch up (statistics are available upon request).
• We have low teacher/student ratios.
• Our resource classrooms have fewer than 12 students and at least one additional teaching assistant. This ensures more one-on-one time with the teacher and aids in student learning.
• We offer a wide variety of electives to help foster our student's talents and interests. These include, but are not limited to; art, music/studio, multimedia, literature, writing, Spanish, and musical theater.
• A strong emphasis is placed on peer tutoring. One of the best ways for a student to learn a concept is by teaching it. Peer tutoring allows students the chance to learn to care for others, to give and receive help gracefully, and master material together.
**These are excerpts from our web page (redrockcanyonschool.com) that exemplifies our philosophy.
At Red Rock Canyon School our mission is to provide the security, unconditional acceptance, teaching and structure that must be present to ensure that quality education can exist. We help teens find the courage necessary to make positive changes in their lives. We build upon their individual strengths, help them find joy in learning and give them hope for the future.
• All students can learn.
• Real education occurs when one has developed a true love of learning.
• Academic success can be experienced when students develop a positive self-image.
• Students learn to live happier, more rewarding, productive lives by showing the greatness of caring, finding appropriate solutions, and communicating effectively with others.
• Teachers and staff teach best through positive relationships.
• Student-directed learning leads to life-long learning.