2015-16 Credo School Profile

Counseling Office: 707-664-0600

Website: www.credohigh.org

Executive Director: Chip Romer

Education Director: Thom Schaefer

School Counselors: Thom Schaefer, Laura Bussey


Credo High is an independent charter school of the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, located in Sonoma County, California.


Credo High School is a college-prep public charter school in Rohnert Park, California, committed to the core principles of Waldorf education. The school graduated its first class in June of 2015 and, in 2015-16 has 180 students in grades 9-12. Credo is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has an Academic Performance Index of 853.

Our Mission is to offer a college preparatory program that: continues the K-8 education of graduates of the North Bay's Alliance for Public Waldorf Education grade schools; is committed to the core principles of Waldorf education; and teaches and models social, environmental, agricultural, economic, and personal sustainability.


Credo High offers a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeds University of California ("a-g") admission requirements for all students and includes a full complement of enrichment subjects, including visual arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture), practical arts (media arts, blacksmithing, woodworking), theater, music, movement, dance and physical education, gardening and farming and a four-year social-emotional learning curriculum.

Thirty credits per trimester is the standard course load. Each school day includes a 95-minute period, two 90-minute periods and two 45-minute periods. The 95-minute initial period each day is called the Morning Lesson; this class is taught five days a week for four weeks. Other classes may last for six weeks (specific art classes), or one or two trimesters (English and social studies), or the whole year (math, music and world language classes). Math classes run throughout the whole year and occur five times a week for 45-minute periods. The other 45-minute classes are usually music, dance and PE.

While all class content has a very high level of academic expectation, Credo does not offer AP classes.

Grading and Ranking

A+ 97-100 4.33
A   93-96 4.0
A- 90-92 3.66
B+ 87-89 3.33
B go on 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.66
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.66
F <70 0.00



Credo does not assign class rank.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning in grade nine, all graded subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation.  A minimum of 260 credits is required for graduation. In addition, all students must complete a 100-hour community service requirement. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in November, March and June.

Class of 2015

The class of 2015 are Credo’s first graduates. Seventy percent went to four-year college, 24% went to two-year college, and 6% took a gap year. College acceptances can be found under the "For College" button on this website.


Thom Schaefer, Education Director


707-664-0600 x 2