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.
Alison Hodges, M.Ed. » Home


I was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved to Arcata to attend college in 1993. I graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Social Science Teaching Credential. I  have worked at Academy of the Redwoods, Early College High School since its inception in 2005. Initially, I taught Foundations courses, and developed curriculum focusing on academic, social and emotional character development, with the goal of increasing “Staying power” and other college readiness skills.  I have also served as the Academic Advisor implementing a student centered model that attempts to harness the internal drive that is stimulated when a student is able to articulate personal and academic goals. In 2019, I completed a Master’s program in Education through Kansas State University, allowing me the opportunity to do academic research regarding dual/concurrent enrollment and retention of underrepresented populations in higher education. Currently, as AR’s Program Director, my goal is to continue to cultivate a culture of Respect, while also promoting student Responsibility and Choice. Prior to working at AR, I worked as a research assistant at the Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute and coordinated a high school peer education program.