Students are referred by their school district to attend Sierra School and are generally in grades 1–12 (aged 6 to 18). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Autism, Emotional Disability, and more.
To provide critical services to our students, 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.
We 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.