Students are referred by their school district to attend Sierra School of Phoenix. Our students are generally in grades K–12 (aged 5 to 22). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, Intellectual Disability Multiple Disability, Other Health Impairments, ADD/ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairments, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Our staff is comprised of dedicated Special Education and General Education Teachers, a Transition Coordinator, a Licensed Clinician, a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapist and Assistant Teachers.
Our Partnerships & Accreditations
Curriculum is tailored to address the unique needs of each student as outlined in their IEP (Individual Education Plan) and aligned to Az College and Career Readiness Standards. All Catapult Learning Schools adhere to the company’s academic and therapeutic model guidelines.
The Sierra Behavior Management System is a positive and motivating approach that emphasizes accountability, responsible decision making, and prosocial behavior. Positive reinforcement is frequently used to support students practicing prosocial behaviors.
Desert Alternatives is an alternative education program serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students are referred to Desert Alternatives due to disruptive behavioral problems in their home school classrooms. Desert Alternatives provides a highly structured, positive learning environment for students to strengthen their academics and improve their behavior.
The Desert Oasis Program provides instruction for students with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Emotional Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Orthopedic Impairments and Other Health Impairments.