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Mr. Richards Core Support

Hi Everyone,
I am Thomas Richards and this is my second year teaching Core Support at Arcata High School. I grew up in McKinleyville and grew up within this high school district. My parents both worked for NHUHSD for more than 30 years. I graduated from the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business in 2012. After working in the business sector for seven years, I decided to attend Humboldt State to get my teaching credential. I taught at Eureka High from Fall 2019-Summer of 2021. I am married and have a son named Jaxon who is almost three years old. I enjoy a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, gardening and spending as much time with my family as possible. 
Core Support is a place for students to feel comfortable and at home to complete assignments, quizzes, tests and get any extra help completing work. It is a small class setting of usually 10 or less, students get more help by either working in small groups or one-on-one with me. When we don't have a bunch of classwork to complete for our other classes, we will explore different topics that students don't usually get to learn about for life after high school. We complete multiple grade checks within Synergy and Google Classroom per week to track our progress and which assignments we need to work on. I enjoy getting to know each student and working on personal growth which will help them into the future. 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Below is my contact information
Thomas Richards
Phone: 707-825-2400 Ext 24504
Class Schedule
1st Period: Core Support
2nd Period: Prep
3rd Period: Core Support
4th Period: Teacher Support
5th Period: Core Support
6th Period: Core Support