In this academic research paper I will be analyzing the procedures and practices of the high school that I attended, Academy of the Redwoods. Academy of the Redwoods is an early college preparatory high school located amongst the redwoods in Eureka, California. It was a very different school in comparison to average high schools around the country and thus, a unique experience. Therefore, I will be comparing the dynamics of Academy of the Redwoods in conjunction to normal high schools using academic journals and sources. Some of the areas that I focus on are the school atmosphere and student life, advantages and disadvantages of attending early college high schools, attending college courses as a teenager, and class sizes. I also talk about the relationship between Academy of the Redwoods and the community college that it exists on, College of the Redwoods. Additionally, I will be looking at Academy of the Redwoods using theoretical communication approaches such as human relations approach, organizational culture, bureaucracy, organizational communication, and the systems perspective.
Academy of the Redwoods, Early College High School