Impact

Twenty years of positive outcomes.

Sierra Ridge Academy provides a safe, high school environment where students develop their skills with the help of supportive faculty and staff. Our graduates get jobs, succeed in school and return to alumni events, proud to tell us of what they have accomplished. Through our strong public-private partnership with the state’s resources, talented workforce, supportive communities and progressive policies, Sierra Ridge offers California’s youth a chance to receive a quality education, to discover a passion in sports, the arts or vocations, and (most importantly) the chance for rehabilitation and reintegration.

HEALTH

  • 6,000+ hours of individual therapy offered each year
  • 5,000 hours of athletic, student clubs and recreation

EDUCATION

  • Nearly 1,000 high school diplomas and GEDs earned
  • Sierra Ridge students doubled their scores (RIT) in reading and math

LIVELIHOOD

  • SRA’s 3-year CARF accreditation provides youth with health, safety & quality programming
  • 100% employed, enlisted or enrolled

How we do it:

In order to be effective, we have learned that partnerships work best, and we embrace the fact that our services will continue to evolve according to the latest research, state initiatives and the needs of our students. We have expanded the services we offer to increase family engagement, and have embraced trauma-responsive care. We work to bring hope, independence and citizenship to California’s future generations.

Sierra Ridge by the Numbers:

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The minimum number of treatment hours each youth receives while at Sierra Ridge Academy.
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Hours of community service completed every year by Sierra Ridge students.
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Average number of assessments completed annually in order to tailor clinical services to Sierra Ridge's student population.
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Relevant vocational education offers students real-life experience and industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for a professional career after graduating from Sierra Ridge.
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Years of high school credits earned in one year. Through a 250-day calendar and an extended school day, students are able to earn 17.5 credit hours within our 8-week academic session.
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Athletic opportunities and student clubs offered to students for competition and fun, and a normalized high school experience. Intramurals and student clubs cultivate interests and passions that can last a lifetime.