Applicant Information

Step 1: Application Process
If interested in attending, please complete and submit the following application materials via fax 707-476-4439 or email to [email protected], or mail to Academy of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka CA 95501:
  • AR Application Packet for 2022-2023 School Year (click here)
    AR Application Packet for 2022-2023 School Year in Spanish (click here)
  • Copy of most recent transcript
  • Submit an Interdistrict Attendance Agreement ( by January 29th, 2022 (ONLY if you live outside of the Fortuna Union High School District). Completed Interdistrict Attendance Agreement must be submitted to your district of residence.
  • Click here for an Interdistrict Attendance Permit for 2022-2023
  • Click here for an Interdistrict Attendance Permit for 2022-2023 in Spanish

Step 2: Math Placement Assessments

AR is unable to provide a math course at a level lower than Algebra 1, therefore all applicants will be required to take a math placement assessment. This assessment is meant to determine Algebra 1 readiness. Testing dates are yet to be determined, you will be contacted by the AR office after your application is submitted to arrange for a Math Placement Exam date. Students may have the opportunity to retest if necessary. 

During the placement test, students will not be allowed to use a calculator and all work needs to be done on the assessment sheet. Below are key concepts that the students should be able to do:

  • Order of Operations
  • Combining Like Terms
  • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing positive and negative numbers
  • Solving equations in one variable
  • Graphing points
  • Proportions
  • Exponents
  • Graphing Lines
Additional support can be found by accessing the following link: 
(There are 7 sections, but a general knowledge of the first 5 is sufficient.)
There will be an option later for students to test into Geometry, but that will only be after the interview process. 

Step 3: Interview
Once the student passes the Math Placement test, the student is scheduled for Spring Interview day to give the student an opportunity to learn more about the program before making their final decision!