Sequoia High School

1201 Brewster Ave
Redwood City CA 94062
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<p>Sequoia High School opened on September 15, 1895, and is the oldest high school in the Bay Area. It originated as a preparatory high school for Stanford University and earned the name "Sequoia" for the majestic redwood trees. &nbsp;One of the most notable features of the school is the tower, which was modeled after Stanford University's tower.</p> <p>Housing grades 9-12, Sequoia High is one of the few high schools in the Bay Area to offer International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in addition to Advanced Placement (AP) classes.</p> <p>The school provides "Personalized Learning Communities," a house program implemented in 2002 that bases placement on areas of interest. The houses include Quartz, Amethyst, Jade, Pre-Academy (Turquoise) and Emerald, each with certain emphases. The high school also offers several unique programs, such as the business/information technology program, which focuses on providing courses for careers in business and information technology. The electronic arts academy is a separate program where students can earn college credit through Canada College.</p>