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Principal's Message

Greetings and welcome to Sylvester Greenwood Academy! 

I am pleased to introduce you to the program we offer. Sylvester Greenwood Academy is the continuation school for WCCUSD. Enrollment at our school is one of the options for students who need credit recovery courses to graduate on time. At Greenwood we offer accelerated courses which allow students to complete the equivalent of a semester-long course half the time. New courses are started each quarter and students can earn up to 120 credits per year. 

Greenwood is not a one size fits all type of school. We provide students with support so that they can earn their high school diploma and also prepare for life after graduation. We serve students who are 16-18 years old, and are committed to overcoming the challenges they face that have resulted in credit deficiency. Greenwood offers an excellent opportunity for students to get back on track academically, reconnect to school, and graduate on time prepared for college, career, and life.

Acceptance to Greenwood Academy is not automatic. Unlike comprehensive high schools, we are limited in the number of students who can enroll. Also, we are required by law to ensure that our school does not disproportionately enroll any specific group of students, including a group based on race, ethnicity, language status, or special needs. We review each application and accept the students who are most likely to be successful in our alternative school. We are looking for students who are showing progress in the following areas; attendance, academics and behaviors. 

Sylvester Greenwood Academy is accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.  Interested students will need to complete application with their school.

For the 2020-2021 school year we will start the year off with the students engaged in distance learning. Bringing students back to campus for classroom instruction will be phased in when it is safe for both the students and staff. Safety is our number one priority.

As the principal, it is my personal mission that everyone who walks through our doors – teachers, students and parents – feel welcome at Greenwood Academy! I want students and parents to know that the staff at Greenwood is prepared to support your  success. I look forward to working with you. 


Phillip Johnson


Sylvester Greenwood Academy


(510) 231-1402