Principal’s Message (Report Card) 2019-2020
With the support of Fillmore Unified School District, Sierra High School (SHS) is committed to providing every student with the 21st century skills necessary to be college and career ready. Sierra High School, home of the Warriors, is a continuation high school located in Fillmore, California serving approximately sixty-six students ages 16 - 18. Students at SHS are required to earn 230 credits to graduate, the same number as the comprehensive high school in our district, Fillmore High School (FHS). However, students earn credits at a more rapid pace because SHS is on a quarter system. Students can potentially earn 25 credits a quarter and 100 credits per year as opposed to 60 per year at the comprehensive high school. SHS offers vocational and career technical education (CTE) pathway classes on and off campus and additional opportunities to earn credits through APEX Learning, Cyber High, and PE Logs. In addition, SHS offers a Ventura College dual-credit class on campus after the regular school day and students can also take dual-credit courses offered after school at FHS. All online and dual-credit courses meet the A-G eligibility criteria. Sierra High School’s day is from 7:55 am until 12:55 pm and class sizes do not exceed 20 students. The low student-to-teacher ratio allows teachers to provide more individualized instruction and cooperative learning strategies. At SHS, we collaborate with parents and families to support their child’s education, ensuring students are better prepared for their futures. Our staff has been praised by the district office, outside agencies, and other schools for their exemplary work implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system-wide. Student safety is a top priority at SHS and we challenge students to become successful members of our community; students are required to complete sixty hours of community service prior to graduation.
The primary purpose of Sierra High School is to provide a quality education for students who have not experienced success in the comprehensive high school program. This education is provided in a climate designed to foster a sense of community where students can experience, within a small school setting, personal recognition, academic success, and positive identification in a structured yet flexible environment.
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