A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District
The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District serves approximately 6,200 students in the cities of Cotati and Rohnert Park. The District consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, a community day school and four high schools: Rancho Cotate High School, Technology High School, El Camino High School and Phoenix High School.
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees, which generally meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Creekside Middle School. Information about meeting times and agendas is available on the district web site: http://www.crpusd.org/ or by calling (707) 792-4722.
The District's instructional program is aligned with the California state standards in the areas of English-language arts, mathematics, science and history/social science. These standards serve as a guide for curriculum planning at both the school and district level. The standards identify what students learn at each grade level. They were developed by teachers, curriculum specialists and administrators from public schools and by faculty from colleges and universities.
This selection process focuses on successful implementation of curriculum and instruction reforms. These schools were recognized for the outstanding educational programs that they offer to their students. More at www.crpusd.org
Sonoma State University
A Jewel of a Campus
Enlivened by a series of lakes, wide green lawns, scores of birds and visiting Canadian geese, Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hours drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
The wide open, green expanses of this small university provide serenity to a campus where, on weekends, visitors wander through the butterfly garden, a native plant sanctuary, and alongside lakes with geese and ducks. There are trails for bike riding along quiet Copeland Creek and areas for picnicking.
Since it is located in one of the premier wine grape growing regions in the world, the university also offers a unique Wine Business Program which has received broad support from the wine industry in both Sonoma County and the Napa Valley.
Also located here is the Environmental Technology Center, a “building with a brain” that is made from sustainable technologies that use 80% less energy than a similar building of its kind.
The Lifelong Learning Institute opened its doors at the University last year as an experience in adult education for those over 50 with an offering of eight week long courses in art history, music, literature and science with no homework or grades. A cultural and intellectual magnet for the region is Sonoma State University’s legacy. Its destiny continues to be written as it responds to the needs of the surrounding community whose future it shares. More can be found at http://www.sonoma.edu/1264