The Redding School District Community Day School (CDS) provides an alternative instructional setting for students with significant behavior concerns. It is our goal to help students facing challenges make positive changes to ensure more success in the regular school setting and into adulthood.
Our program serves students in grades K-8. The average daily attendance does not exceed sixteen students per classroom. Students may be placed at CDS if they are expelled from their home school for any reason, if they are referred by probation, or if they are referred by a school attendance review board (SARB). Students attend the CDS classroom until successful completion of the SARB contract, at which time a transition meeting is held with the receiving school in order to ensure successful re-entry into the general education program.
Redding Community Day School consists of one kindergarten through third grade classroom staffed with one credentialed teacher and four part-time instructional assistants, and one fourth through eighth grade classroom staffed with one credentialed teacher and three part-time instructional assistants. The CDS program maintains a ratio of approximately one adult to every five students.
Upon enrollment in the CDS program, each student is assessed for current skill level in reading, writing, and math. Academic instruction is delivered by use of state adopted curriculum consistent with that used in all Redding School District schools. In addition to English Language Arts and Math, students also receive instruction in social studies, science, anger management, and physical education in the CDS classrooms. Social skills are also highlighted throughout the day in whole group, small group, and individual settings. Our ultimate goal is to help each child successfully return to a comprehensive school.