When students arrive at Sierra Sage Academy, they become a part of a cohesive, supportive community of peers and qualified staff.
Sierra Sage Academy embraces research into “promising practices” in gender-responsive programming in order to help the young women we serve. This has resulted in a program which includes safe spaces, time for conversation and opportunities for our students to develop relationships of trust, to share their experiences and to find their voices.
We create positive change through a normalized high school environment where students walk freely between classrooms. A wide array of student clubs and on-campus activities invite students to foster talents, hobbies and passions.
Sierra Sage Academy impresses visitors with its open athletic fields and academic quad. The campus environment sets a tone of academic inclusion, student achievement and family and community involvement.
Our program prepares young women who have credit deficiences or have been expelled to return to a traditional high school, or to continue their education in a vocational school or college, or to become gainfully employed.
When families participate in parent-teacher conferences, attend athletic events or graduations, they celebrate milestones alongside these young women. Our campus is a true community: a place where students live, a place where students study, a place where they meet new friends and learn new skills and a place where they discover bright, new futures.
With the aid of a student mentor, the new student is introduced into the program as soon as possible. Varied learning, linguistically appropriate materials, and instructional strategies ensure each student comprehends the orientation process, which includes a campus tour, an individualized school schedule, a health examination and program information. Resources include gender-specific Student Resource Guides adn an I-ACHIEVE binder.
Orientation recognizes the integral role that parents, families and other approved supportive adults play. Family members are welcome to tour the campus and meet staff, if they were unavailable to visit prior to a student’s admission. Through Orientation, the family will be involved in the development of the student’s Individualized Treatment Plan which identifies clear education, treatment and life goals for the student.