Students in the Redwood Classroom are both middle and high school students (14–18). Students in this classroom have access to a wide range of grade-level curriculum, aligned with Oregon State Standards for students accessing modified curriculum. Redwood students learn successfully in diverse groupings, including pairs and whole and small group instruction. They can self-monitor their own behavior to learn independently for short periods of time.
In Redwood, students are immersed in a world of executive function instruction and social skills practice. For example, Redwood students are learning to self-report how they are feeling and can employ self-regulation strategies, with moderate to limited support from an instructor. In Redwood, both academic and social-emotional learning occur at the same time in order to maximize the opportunities for students to practice their impulse control, emotional regulation, and flexible thinking skills!
Redwood students participate in twice-weekly Community Based Instruction (CBI) in order to generalize skills learned in the classroom. Students (age 14 and above) engage in work experience and intern at various businesses. In 2020-2021, the students will learn foundational job skills at places such as Oregon Dog Rescue, McDonald’s, the Wilsonville Library, Columbia River Knife and Tool, Horizon Elementary, Critter Cabana, Our Table, and Victory’s own coffee shop (Bloom).