Sierra School of Butte County (Oroville, CA)


Sierra School of Butte County

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2775 Yard Street
Oroville, CA 95966
Phone: 530-533-5464
Fax: 530-533-5460


School Director
Sheila McCarthy


The Sierra School of Butte County opened in 2012 with 19 students, 2 classrooms, and 12 staff. We are in our fourth year with 3 classrooms, 13 staff, and 20 students. For each and every one of our students, the Sierra School of Butte County expertly provides personalized attention in the form of custom-designed academic programs tailored to individual aptitudes, goals, interests, and strengths. We also provide a structured behavioral management system that motivates students to behave responsibly and respectfully toward themselves and others, all delivered in a caring, nurturing environment in which students facing challenges can strengthen academic abilities, develop social skills, and cultivate proper behaviors.The Sierra School follows all IEP (Individual Education Program) mandates in serving students, adheres to California State Standards for curriculum and scope and sequence of required subjects and areas of learning, and is a certified nonpublic school by the California State Department of Education. As such, we can issue both diplomas and Certificates of Attendance for our students, with our overarching goal being to transition as many students as possible to a less restrictive program individually prepared for each student. We also provide a comprehensive mental health program staffed by a full-time counselor who meets with students in both group and individual settings to assist with behavior management and the building of self-esteem, emotional self-worth, and well-being. To provide such critical services, the staff at the Sierra School consists of a professional and strength-based multidisciplinary team of credentialed special education instructors, credentialed counselors, and highly trained instructional assistants.As a newer school in Butte County, the Sierra School looks forward to continuing to cultivate positive community relationships as well as building the confidence and competence of each student enrolled with us!

Sierra School is proudly accredited by AdvancED.  Our accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do.  We also are proud to be affiliated with Catapult Learning, which has received Corporate Accreditation through AdvancED.