Student Life

When students come to Sierra Ridge Academy, they become a part of a cohesive, supportive community of peers and qualified staff.

Sierra Ridge Academy embraces a wide spectrum of students with targeted needs, so every student feels like they belong, and that they can succeed. We offer a normalized high school environment where students walk freely between classrooms and adhere to high school rituals and traditions. They wear school uniforms, take pride in their lettermen’s jackets, and on game days, wear their jerseys. A wide array of student clubs and on-campus activities invite students to foster talents, hobbies and passions.

Sierra Ridge students have pride in their school and their campus, and through our unique campus design, learn the merit of values, goals and community.

Featured Event:

Star Gazing Camp Fire

On March 10th, Sierra Ridge students will enjoy the great outdoors as they search the clear night sky for stars, constellations and even some neighboring planets. The educational activity take learning outside of the classroom to teach students about astronomy and wonders of the universe.

Upcoming Events:

March 11th & 12th: Off-site Fishing Trip

Sierra Ridge students will have the opportunity to connect with nature while creating life-long memories with their staff and peers during the off-site fishing trip on March 11th and 12th.

March 23rd: Academic Awards Assembly

Sierra Ridge Academy invites staff, families and community members to join us for our March 23rd Award Assembly as we recognize and and reward students for their hard work in the classroom and in the program.

March 26th: Sno-Park Outing

On March 26th, Sierra Ridge students will experience the thrill of racing down a snowy hillside during their Sno-Park Outing. The fun-filled day will feature sledding, snow-tubing and the opportunity to build life-long memories.

Vibrant Campus

Sierra Ridge Academy impresses visitors with its vast athletic fields which overlook rolling hills of scrub oak that cover the Sierra Foothills.The campus environment sets a tone that reinforces academic inclusion, student achievement, and family and community involvement.

Our program prepares students who have been expelled to return to a traditional high school, or to continue their education in a vocational school or college, or to become gainfully employed.

When families participate in parent-teacher conferences and attend athletic events or graduations, they celebrate milestones alongside these young men. Our campus is a true community: a place where students live, a place where students study, a place where they meet new friends and learn new skills, and a place where they discover new, bright futures.

Student Orientation

With the aid of a student mentor, the new student is introduced into the program as soon as possible. Varied learning, linguistically appropriate materials, and instructional strategies ensure each student comprehends the orientation process, which includes a tour of the campus, the development of a school schedule, a health examination, and program information as well as resources which include Student Resource Guides and an I-VALIDATE binder.

Orientation recognizes the integral role that parents, families and other approved supportive adults play. Family members are welcome to tour the campus and meet staff, if they were unavailable to visit prior to a student’s admission.  Through Orientation, the family will be involved in the development of the student’s Individualized Treatment Plan which identifies clear education, treatment and life goals for the student.