Bob has been attending Sierra School of Gilbert since August 2021 in the high school Community-Based Instruction classroom. The model for students in this classroom includes academic instruction and vocational training with on-site and off-site job sampling multiple times throughout the week. Through Bob’s participation in this program, he has gained part-time employment at Social Spin outside of school hours. Social Spin has been a long-term community partner where students visit weekly to practice and generalize job skills. We are so proud of Bob and this wonderful opportunity for paid employment. Social Spin has been a long-term [...]
Congratulations to Elijah, who was selected by Sierra Staff of Peoria to be the Student of the Month for August. Elijah has been able to exhibit what it’s like to be considerate, accountable, safe, and engaged by being able to complete all of his assignments on time, being kind to peers, and always having a smile on his face. Congratulations to William, who was selected by Sierra Staff of Peoria to be the Student of the month for August. William has been helping throughout the entire campus by assisting with maintenance needs. William’s willingness to take [...]
Excel Academy of South Shore hosted Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez during their back-to-school press conference on Monday. Watch Video
Sierra Academy of Scottsdale team celebrates the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Welcome back to school!
By Dr. Diane Myers, SVP, Special Education—Behavior at SESI For many educators, late summer feels more like the beginning of a new year than the first of January. Hopefully the summer provided an opportunity for rest and rejuvenation given the unique challenges we all faced last year. As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, we want to create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community for our teammates and our students; we also want to lay a solid foundation so the positive culture maintains and strengthens throughout the year. How [...]