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.
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My name is Alison Brewer, and I am embarking on another year at Academy of the Redwoods (AR). I am married with two dogs that I love dearly, and enjoy early morning walks as my form of meditation.  I graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Earth Science after completing most of my undergraduate courses at Sierra Junior College in Rocklin, CA.  After I graduated, I worked in the medical field for 5 years before being encouraged to teach by my friends and co-workers.  (I still work in the medical field during my Winter and Summer breaks.) Since I was a senior in high school I have tutored math. I tutored both my peers and co-worker’s children to the point where I finally acknowledged that teaching was my calling.  Though I love the natural world around us, I found that students sometimes avoid the sciences because of the math involved. I wanted to change that.  AR has been an amazing place for me to learn, grow, and fine tune my practice; I truly enjoy my time here.  I get to inspire extraordinary students to try their best, and I get the best compliments a math teacher could ever hope for.  I am very grateful for this experience, and along with working with fantastic students, I get the extra bonus of working with an amazing staff.