Sam H. enrolled at the Sierra School of East Valley soon after the school opened in 2021. Now a student for nearly two years, the 18-year-old says she likes her teachers, the staff and that she’s also learned a lot. “And I’m not talking academically. Don’t get me wrong, I did learn a lot of new material that I didn’t know before. But I mostly learned how to cope, grow and mature as a person,” Sam said. “It wasn’t easy, as I was very bitter and angry when I first got here, but the staff is relentless and they kept [...]
ACI High School creating slime after a science lesson on liquid turning into solid with ingredients. Photographed: Ms. Amber Hawthorne (Teacher Assistant), Ileana, Jordan, Robert, Jesse.
During spirit week Jordan and Jesse shared their school spirit and wore their pajamas. “I can wear pajamas everyday if I could” - Jordan.
ACI Middle School went on a field trip to the community park. Field trips are earned with C.A.S.E. cash.
Miles is an ACI student using his C.A.S.E. cash in our C.A.S.E. store to purchase snacks and fidget toys. Students can earn C.A.S.E. cash by earning points during rotations.
Ileana is in our High School ACI class. She is seen here pictured with Jacqueline Ragan (Director). Ileana is receiving awards from our monthly C.A.S.E. acknowledgment. She is seen with an “Accountable Award.” She received this award for always being on top of her rotations.
Miles is in ACI Middle School. Miles loves his birthday and is always eager, he has a yearly countdown because finds it a very important day to share with his classmates.
Ruben Medrano (Administration Assistant), Jacqueline Ragan (Program Director), Veronica Robles (Teacher Assistant), Joseph Ramirez (1:1 Aide) styling our spirited Sierra School of East Valley Shirts while continuing to keep our community safe and wearing our masks.
High school ACI student Jesse celebrating his birthday with classmates. Sierra School of East Valley students love celebrating birthdays and staff make sure that our students feel special on their special day.
Wyatt is in our BEST Program. He is enjoying time with our OT Jessica Huang. Wyatt and Jessica are stacking marbles and playing with our Marble Run game. When Wyatt is asked how does he feel about playing games he responds, “I’m happy!"