Sierra School at McCamey

Predicated on strong collaboration and communication between McCamey a Small and Rural Network program and our in-district staff, our district programs are designed to achieve their greatest potential. The academic, social emotional, and behavioral needs of each student are met through such means as a high student-to-staff ratio, individualization and small-group teaching approaches and comprehensive behavior management system. Our staff works in unison with district special education and general education teachers to ensure that our students receive the maximum benefits from both district resources and those of our programs.

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  • 400 11th Street, McCamey, TX 79752
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We serve students in grades K–4. Our classroom is a highly structured, therapeutic environment with a classroom-based behavior management level system to assess student needs and map out the best way to benefit them. Our staff provides a positive and welcoming environment to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of each student.

The Sierra School at McCamey: Small and Rural Schools Network (SRSN) Centralized Support Program for Students with Intensive Needs offers a specialized, non-traditional, therapeutic placement option for eligible students in Grades K-4. The focus is on utilizing positive and strength-based specialized support and direct instruction to develop pro-social skills, sensory regulation, communication, and language development with the goal of generalizing new skills across multiple learning environments. Students receive specialized direct instruction in pro-social skills so they can learn to effectively identify and self-regulate their behavior in their least restrictive environment. Target skills may include, but are not limited to, being considerate, appropriate, safe, and engaged (CASE). Students learn and practice mindfulness techniques, self-regulation strategies, thought stopping/thought changing strategies, and motivational techniques that will allow them to gain more self-control and improve problem-solving

Broad-Based Educational Services & Therapies (B.E.S.T.) Model: Students receive specialized direct instruction in prosocial skills, sensory regulation, communication, and language development.

  • Functions of student behaviors and behavioral goals can be determined by student assessments such as Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs).
  • Academic and functional living targets are identified through research-based assessment tools, such as Promoting Emerging Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) or Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP).
  • 4-Step Plans provide additional layers of instructional assessment and guidance to effectively address each student’s academic needs or skill gaps
  • Sierra’s Team works in close collaboration with each student’s home school/district to ensure a more seamless reintegration into or out of classrooms across the continuum.

Our Students

Students are referred by their school district to attend Sierra School at McCamey, and are generally in grades K–4 facing social and emotional disabilities.

Our Staff

The Sierra School at McCamey has an experienced, certified Special Education teacher, social worker, and two teaching assistants. For students requiring additional related services, Sierra School partners with McCamey a Small and Rural Network

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