Sierra School at Wylie

Predicated on strong collaboration and communication between Wylie ISD, Region 10 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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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.

HOPE Program (Grades K-2)

The Sierra School at Wylie HOPE Program is a specialized, non-traditional classroom designed as a short term (minimum nine weeks and maximum 18 weeks) placement for students in grades K-2.

The HOPE Program focus is on utilizing supports, social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive behavioral interventions. Students receive direct teaching in social skills, appropriate classroom and school behaviors, and self-regulation skills in a structured, therapeutic setting.

Achieve Program (Grades 2-4)

Our Achieve program offers a specialized, non-traditional, therapeutic placement option for eligible students in Grades 2 through 4. The focus is on utilizing academic supports, social and emotional learning (SEL), and positive behavioral interventions to assist students in learning, generalizing, and maintaining positive social, emotional, and behavioral skills across multiple learning environments.

Students in Sierra School at Wylie’s Achieve program receive specialized, direct instruction in pro-social skills so they can learn to effectively identify and self-regulate their behavior in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Target skills may include, but not be limited to, being considerate, appropriate, safe, and engaged (CASE). Students will 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, improve problem-solving skills.

Our Students

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

Our Staff

The Sierra School at Wylie has an experienced, certified Special Education teacher, social worker, and two teaching assistants. For students requiring additional related services, Sierra School partners with Wylie Independent School District (ISD).


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