Academy of the Redwoods

Are You Interested In Returning To On-Campus Learning? We would like to encourage all students, especially those who are struggling academically, to return to on-campus learning. Breakfast and lunch are available free to all students daily.  If you would like to arrange one or more on-campus learning days per week, please email Academic Counselor, Brooke Martin at We continue to require morning health screenings, mask-wearing, and regular hand washing/sanitizing. With our physical distancing requirements, we can accommodate all students for two days per week with some exceptions. For questions related to COVID mitigations or other campus concerns, please contact Program Director, Ali Hodges by calling the AR Office, 707-476-4203.

AR Alumni Spotlight

 Camryn Dale  - Class of 2015


What recent accomplishment or achievement do you want to share? 

I graduated from the most prestigious culinary school in the US last year with my associates in baking and pastry. As I work at a local bakery decorating cakes and making pastries, I’ve opened up my own business of decorating sculpted fondant cakes for the community. Early next year I’m moving to San Jose to work at LinkedIn as a pastry chef. 


How did AR prepare you for your current situation? Did a specific person or class have an impact on your education or career path?

I didn’t have to take English in college!! I spent that time I wasn’t in English class attending tutoring I needed for my other classes. All of the “Foundations” classes from AR provided me with resume and cover letter writing skills that helped me in my “Real World Ready” class in college and further helped me secure my externship at Morimoto Napa. 



What advice, if any, would you give to a current  AR student about following their dreams or pursuing their passions?

Take AR’s college preparedness seriously and mental health awareness seriously. Remember the tools to calm your nerves and anxiety as those are the biggest tools I used in college. Keep all your info and notes from how to write papers, resumes, cover letters until you at least finish college. Use google docs !!!!!!



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