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.
Ian MacKelvie » Ian Mackelvie

Ian Mackelvie

In the span of nearly a decade in Humboldt County, Ian has accomplished many professional and personal pursuits. Having completed a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work, he has worked extensively with adolescents and families in Humboldt County. His work experiences have included teen advocacy, family reunification, youth homelessness, food insecurity, and group/individual psychotherapy. Since 2014, Ian has also been a lecturer at College of the Redwoods, bringing his understanding of the Social Work field to the next generation of learners.

As the Student Support Counselor at Academy of the Redwoods, Ian has the responsibility of addressing the social-emotional needs of students in the context of the school environment, and also responds to the diverse issues that carry over from their personal lives. Ian uses approaches rooted in youth empowerment, family systems, and identification of strengths in order to develop the strategies youth identify to build resiliency. He is excited to be able to serve the youth of Academy of the Redwoods and is available on campus every Tuesday for drop-in’s, scheduled appointments, and group facilitation.