Sierra School of Thompson

Sierra School of Thompson is a partnership with Thompson Public Schools. We measure success in a variety of ways, including successful transition back to a general education setting, progress on IEP goals, academic achievement as measured by formal assessments, and most importantly, student reports of learning to love school again. We invite you to learn more about our Academic Model classrooms today.

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Our Students

Students are referred by Thompson Public Schools to attend Sierra School and are generally in grades 6–12. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including autism, emotional disability, specific learning disability, multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, other health impairments, and multiple disabilities

Our Staff

We are proud to employ special education teachers and a school social worker, all of which are certified through the Colorado Department of Education. Thompson Public Schools provides related services such as speech therapy and occupational therapy. All Sierra School staff are trained in verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention strategies.

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.


Cheyanne Millard
Sierra School of Thompson
2022-2023 Campus Winner