Credo High School

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The Credo Campus in Rohnert Park, California

Credo High School [1] is a tuition-free, public charter school in Rohnert Park, California, inspired by Waldorf education and serving students in ninth through twelfth grades. There are around 250 students for the 2016-17 school year. There are single cohorts of up to 40 students for grades 11 and 12, and a double cohort of 75 sophomores, and a triple cohort of 108 freshmen; the school has been expanding annually since it was established in 2011. Credo High School was found in 2011 by Chip Romer and Thomas Schaefer. The school was originally located on Southwest Blvd. in Rohnert Park California, but recently relocated to Sonoma Mountain Village, a community on the outskirts of Rohnert Park, dedicated to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and creating a more sustainable world. Today. Credo High School is the only "One Planet School" in the world. The school is financially supported by Awakening Entelechy, a nonprofit created specifically for the purpose of supporting the school.

Campus[edit]

Credo High School is located at 1300 Valley House Drive, Suite 100 in Rohnert Park, California 94928. The campus has four main classroom buildings with four classrooms each, an administration building, a gym and a performance space. Outdoor facilities include basketball courts, a paved play area, and lawns and garden spaces.

Curriculum and Classes[edit]

Credo High, being a Waldorf-inspired college-prep high school, features a rich and varied curriculum including excellent music and fine arts classes, in addition to the standard English, Math, and Science trio. A significant feature of Credo High is the Biomimicry Class, which may be the only course of its kind taught to United States high school students. The classes are rigorous, and students are held to high academic standards.

Credo has an eight-period day, with Thursdays only having six periods. The school offers four music classes, and over the four years, more than 20 art classes, including blacksmithing and blind woodturning.

Credo uses the block system, where students study one subject intensively for four weeks. Through this, every student takes physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science each year and is able to build a deep comprehension of the subjects by graduation. All types of history are also included as morning blocks, as well as ongoing track classes.

Sports[edit]

Credo High School offeres many sports for students, including basketball, baseball and soccer. Soccer is extremely popular at the school, and many students participate. The soccer team plays other schools around Sonoma and Marin Counties. Credo plans to add to their sports programs in the future, including a golf team and other various programs.

Students[edit]

Notable students at Credo High include alumni Siobhan O'Reilly, who stands out due to her involvement in a restorative justice program,.[2] Below is a table illustrating the growth of the school.

Year of School 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Freshman 42 42 34 40 73
Sophomores 0 30 33 40 40
Juniors 0 0 30 29 34
Seniors 0 0 0 29 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Credo Website, http://www.credohigh.org/
  2. ^ Sonoma Teen Faces the Man who Killed her Father, http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/local/3971149-182/sonoma-teen-faces-the-man

External links[edit]

  • Sonoma Valley Sun: Public Waldorf-based high school set to open [1]
  • Sonoma Mountain Village: Is Green Suburbia Possible?[2]

Coordinates: 38°19′26″N 122°40′47″W / 38.32389°N 122.67972°W / 38.32389; -122.67972