High School Program Design
All scholars will attend Citrus Valley High School (CV) in partnership with Redlands Unified School District. As CV students, they will also apply to and be AVID students in good standing during their high school years.
High School Academy
Scholars will meet twice a month for classes designed to challenge them, expand their thinking, develop writing skills, and prepare them for college readiness. As scholars progress through high school, academies will focus on the college search process and individual interests and needs will be met.
Scholars will receive mentoring at the University of Redlands once per week from RCAP mentors. This mentoring will supplement AVID tutorials they will participate in during their AVID classes at CV. Scholars are welcome to attend additional RCAP mentoring sessions as needed.
Family Academies will be grouped by cohort and will address student and family needs. They will occur three times per semester during the 9th and 10th grade years. As scholars progress through high school, Family Academies will become more individual and personalized in order to continue meeting participant needs.
Scholars will begin developing their own community service projects during the spring semester of their 9th grade year and will continue planning during the fall semester of their 10th grade year. It is expected that scholars will begin running their projects during the spring semester of their 10th grade year and through their 11th grade year. These service projects will be designed, implemented, and led by scholars with guidance from RCAP staff with the goal of making an impact in their communities.
Scholars will be placed in summer internships within the Redlands community for the summer after their 10th grade year. Placements will be individualized according to their professional aspirations and/or community interests. The goal of these internships is to provide valuable work experience and networking opportunities for scholars.