Students in the Redwood Classroom are high school age (15 to 18). Students in this classroom have access to a wide range of grade-level curriculum, aligned with Oregon and national academic standards; most students fall into the range of 5th-9th grade learners. 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 CBI in order to generalize skills learned in the classroom. They all take part in WE and, in 2018-2019 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).