Nibble Chocolate Factory Tour

In February the ACT program went to Nibble Chocolates located in San Diego.  The students were given a tour of the facilities and taught about where cacao beans are sourced from and about Fair Trade Farming.  Nibble Chocolate uses Fair Trade Farms when acquiring their cacao beans which ensures that the growers are paying their employees a fair wage and putting their profits back into their home communities.  The students also learned about the differing jobs in the chocolate industry from farming, purchasing, roasting, grinding, mixing and packaging.  Nibble Chocolate also provided the group with samples of unrefined cacao [...]

2019-03-07T12:58:26-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Meet the Team: Designated Instructional Services Team

Meet the Team Erin Schwier, EdD, OTD, OTR/L Matt Beltran, COTA/L Janice Clark, M.S., CCC-SLP Erin Schwier, EdD, OTD, OTR/L 16 years as on Occupational Therapist with 15 years at Sierra Academy Matt Beltran, COTA/L- 10 years as a COTA at Sierra Academy Janice Clark, M.S., CCC-SLP- 35 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist, 16 years at Sierra Academy Generally, we see our students in an individual and group settings. We also provide push in services in the classroom to support academics as well as community base interventions. Our goal [...]

2019-01-31T21:49:45-04:00January 24th, 2019|

Student Spotlight: Julianne Y.

Student Spotlight Julianne Y. I like all of the staff in my classroom. Ms. Lekaunas is my teacher and she really makes me feel close to home.  She calms me down and makes it easy for me to be at school.  Mr. McBride makes my classroom fun, he makes it so school isn’t too serious.  I don’t always know what to expect with Mr. McBride.  Ms. Romo is someone I can relate too.  She also keeps the classroom clean, she notices all the details that I do that may need attention in the classroom.  [...]

2019-03-08T16:32:21-04:00January 24th, 2019|

MTS Presentation & Visit

On January 8th, a representative from San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, or MTS, came and gave a presentation to our high school students about how to ride public transportation and how to stay safe while riding. Students learned about the different routes, how to purchase a ticket, and asked great questions about public transportation in San Diego! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra Academy

2019-02-26T20:59:09-04:00January 8th, 2019|

Sierra Academy Presents: Jungle Book

The Sierra Performance of The Jungle Book was a huge success! The students auditioned for parts in the choir or the play and had weekly theater practice. The choir sang songs from the jungle book while our actors performed. Congratulations to our students for a phenomenal performance! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra Academy

2019-01-11T11:01:33-04:00December 21st, 2018|