Program Information

Program Information

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Sierra School of Antioch is a nonpublic, special education school that utilizes a unique rotational instructional model, an effective positive behavior management system, and multiple mental health techniques to increase academic awareness, develop social skills, and cultivate proper classroom behavior in each of our students. Sierra School serves students with a myriad of disabling conditions, including: learning disabilities, autism, emotional disturbances, and other health impairments, including ADD and ADHD.

Sierra School offers our students access to several ancillary services designed to meet their specific needs. These services include but are not limited to: individual and group counseling, independent living skills, and the CA WorkAbility 1 Grant. All program components, from our academic model to each of our related services, are designed and implemented with the ultimate goal of expediting our students’ transition back to a less restrictive environment.

Because Sierra School provides services to such a diverse population, our academic focus ranges from core academics (for students functioning at grade level) to functional/remedial skills (for students who, academically, perform below grade level). Sierra School offers programs to students who are on track for either a high school diploma or a certificate of completion. It is the mission of our school to build confidence and competence in each of our students, and we take great pride in giving all of our pupils ever opportunity to succeed.

Sierra School students are placed in our program via the local school districts. The students must possess a special education classification and have an active IEP prior to their placement at Sierra School. Students exit Sierra School through a variety of means, including but not limited to:

  • Student returns to his or her public program
  • Student completes the eighth grade and transitions to a new program
  • Student moves to a less restrictive environment
  • Student’s family moves out of the area and student changes districts

If it is determined that Sierra School can no longer adequately meet the needs of a particular student, an IEP meeting is called and a more appropriate placement is discussed.

SARC (School Accountability Report Card)

Below are Sierra School of Antioch’s 2016–2017 reports: