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Sierra School of East Valley

Sierra School of School of East Valley is a new Nonpublic School located in Colton, CA. We are excited to announce we are now enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year.

Sierra School of East Valley’s programming is designed to meet the unique academic and social emotional learning needs of each individual student. All students are encouraged, nurtured, respected, and supported in achieving their full potential in an enriching, positive environment. Students are placed in an appropriate classroom conducive to their learning style and needs.

The school program offers a continuum of services and supports which include:

  • Small Class Size
  • High Staff to Student Ratio
  • Specialized Academic Instruction (Individual/Group)
  • Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Social Skills Training
  • Counseling Service
  • Life Skills Training
  • Classroom & Schoolwide Behavior Supports

Behavior Management is an integral part of our school’s programming that ensures a safe learning environment. All students’ behavior supports and services are reviewed and implemented in accordance with their IEPs. Our school team will be provided with Crisis Intervention trainings, de-escalation techniques and Behavior Intervention supports and resources.

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Our Students

Sierra School of East Valley serves students grades K-12+. Our school offers a continuum of academic and social-emotional services for students with disabilities that include but are not limited to: Autism, Intellectual Disability, Emotional Disability, Other Health Impairments, and Multiple Disabilities. Referrals are made by school districts.

Our Staff

We are proud to employ highly qualified staff who are trained in our Academic Rotational and B.E.S.T. Models, as well as positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) strategies. Our staff includes certified Special Education Teachers, a Therapist, a Behavior Specialist and Assistant Teachers.

By focusing on key areas — academics, behavior modifications, support services, and transition / life planning services — we are able to meet the individual needs of all students through these varied approaches to instruction. Through collaboration with a student’s IEP team, we are able to choose the most appropriate learning model based on a given student’s present levels of performance, social capabilities, motor coordination, and ability to learn in a group setting.

Utilizing four specific instructional rotations, students are assessed academically, gain self-regulation skills, learn with district-aligned academic curriculums, and utilize integrated technology.

Sierra’s goal is to build the confidence and competence of children facing learning, language, and social challenges through personalized academic interventions. Sierra is committed to achieving success with each student even in the face of obstacles, challenges, and excuses. The program is geared toward preparing youth to become responsible adults who are able to participate in their communities and lead self-fulfilling lives. We aim to build each student’s skills and self-esteem to a level that allows them to return to a mainstream school and become fully functioning members of society. In order to achieve this, Sierra has developed school-wide learning objectives. We help Sierra students to be:

Healthy individuals who:

  • Effectively maintain appropriate peer relationships
  • Take responsibility for their own physical and emotional heath
    Demonstrate healthy life choices

Technologically literate individuals who:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various computer programs
  • Utilize a variety of current technology tools
  • Demonstrate awareness of assistive devices that will allow them to better access academic curriculums

Independent individuals who:

  • Develop strategies to set specific and attainable goals
  • Set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Develop a plan for the future
  • Develop their ability to have acceptable work habits

Academically competent individuals who:

  • Read, write, and speak effectively
  • Practice learned strategies to effectively problem solve
  • Complete assignments, display organizational skills, and practice study skills
  • Access and apply learned information and utilize notes on assigned curriculums
Our Mission Statement: To educate and train young exceptional learners, so they can transition to adult life and become productive members of society.

This Mission Is Accomplished By:

  • Participation in community-based instruction.
  • Receiving specialized education instruction, training, and support.
  • Learning competency-based functional skills for continued development in daily living, personal social, and career preparation skills.
  • Taking part in career exploration and development.

Three Tiers of Transition Services:

Tier One: In Classroom Independent Living and Job Training:

  • Classroom janitorial services.
  • Meal preparation and distribution.
  • Daily classroom chores.
  • Functional activities- resume, cover-letter, budgeting, sample applications and post education research.

Tier Two: On Campus Job Coaching:

Our students work with local community partners that provides job coaching in the janitorial industry on our school campus.

  • Vehicle maintenance and cleaning.
  • Mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning windows.
  • Restroom maintenance.
  • Trash disposal- classrooms, front office, transition office and counseling office.
  • Customer service- Delivering snack shack, greeting staff and students at Holiday events.

Tier Three: Off-Campus Job Experiences:

For those students who are 15 ½ years old or older, on level, have a 2.0 grade point average, and have completed the two previous tiers, are eligible for job training at an off-site business. Students are accompanied by a job coach from Sierra School. Students work an average of 4 hours a week and will collect bi-monthly paychecks. Students in this program are held accountable for their behaviors, dress code, attendance, and professional communication. Failure in these areas of competencies will reflect in their ability to work.