Students in the Redwood Classroom are ages 14 to 18 (all are particpants in Victory's Transition Program). All Redwood students have access to a modified curriculum, aligned with Oregon State Standards. Redwood students learn best in whole group instruction or in pairs, and they can (or are learning to) 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 can accurately self-report how they are feeling and can employ self-regulation strategies, with support from an instructor and customized coping strategies. 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 also participate in 2-3 times-weekly Community Based Instruction, in weekly experential education (hiking, swimming, rock climbing, etc.) and in Victory’s Work Experience Program (volunteering at various businesses). At Work Experience, Redwood students have the opportunity to learn foundational job skills at places such as Wow Burger, Oregon Dog Rescue, McDonald’s, the Wilsonville Library, Columbia River Knife and Tool, Critter Cabana, Our Table, and Victory’s own coffee shop (Bloom).