Academics

Accredited Education

Sierra Ridge Academy is a charter school contracted through a long-standing relationship with the El Dorado County Office of Education. Through WASC–the Western Association of Schools and Colleges– Sierra Ridge offers its students an accredited high school education. Sierra Ridge places a strong emphasis on its education program; our students gain an average of two grade levels in reading and math each year. This proven track record is the work of an experienced team of education professionals who believe every student can learn and succeed.

Sierra Ridge’s Instructional Framework™

Reading, writing and mathematics are vital components of education, but Sierra Ridge emphasizes an additional 4 R’s: relationships, rigor, relevance and rituals. In the Instructional Framework™, Administrators, teachers and students work collaboratively to achieve academic goals.

Rigor: SRA classes and high school graduation requirements adhere to Common Core Standards; students easily transfer credits to any traditional high school or graduate with a high school diploma.
Relevance: SRA implements a personalized, culturally-driven curriculum focused on 21st century skills.
Relationships: Teachers develop relationships and become advocates for students, supporting treatment goals in the classroom.
Rituals: Family, staff and students participate in graduations and learning celebrations; they are able to visualize the student’s continued success.

20 Years of Academic Excellence

Quality Education

Quality Education

Sierra Ridge Academy has offered vulnerable youth the opportunity to earn a high school diploma since 1999.

Academic Growth

Academic Growth

SRA students exhibited significant academic growth in reading and math, doubling the national average for expected progress (measured by RIT scores).

Post-Secondary Opportunities

Post-Secondary Opportunities

SRA offers students opportunities to earn college credit and to explore post-secondary education options.