Sierra School of Weld County
Sierra School of Weld County is a partnership with Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Since Sierra School opened in June 2014, it has quickly become the program of choice for districts in Weld and Larimer Counties due to the success of our students. 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.
- (P) 970.888.3150
- (F) 970.515.5390
- 2040 Clubhouse Drive
Greeley, CO 80634
Students are referred by their school district to attend Sierra School and are generally in grades K–12 (aged 5 to 21). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including autism, serious emotional disability, specific learning disability, multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injury
We are proud to employ special education teachers and a school social worker, all of which are certified through the Colorado Department of Education. Centennial BOCES provides related services such as Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, audiology, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). All Sierra School staff are trained in Handle With Care for crisis intervention.
Utilizing four specific instructional rotations, students are assessed academically, gain self-regulation skills, learn with district-aligned academic curriculums, and utilize integrated technology.
Each student enrolled in the model has individualized behavior programming which is driven by Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA). We aim to identify the behaviors that continue to disrupt our student’s ability to access their environment and learning. We then use the data collected from the FBA and classroom data to device strategies that get to the root function of the students disrupted behaviors.
We offer school community jobs through Arc of Weld County all school year. We also volunteer at the local food pantry during the extended school year (ESY) summer program.