Sierra Charter School opened in 1998 as an alternative to public school. The school serves students in kindergarten through 12th grades with a monitored home schooling curriculum option. On average, the school has an enrollment of just under 720 students per year.
The school does not offer extra curricular activities, student clubs, or sports at this time.
Parents stated that Sierra Charter School creates personal curriculums that fit each students learning style, which is a wonderful blessing. Many students stated they would like to see more activities where they can enroll in sports, however, the school and the curriculum is great. Parents and students alike stated the school is like a family environment with caring staff that want each student to succeed.
The Academic Performance Index showed the school stayed the same as the previous year with a score of 661. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are not happy that the school is not meeting the statewide goal and are working closely with teachers and administration to improve the score.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams was either not available or was below state averages. Once again, parents are concerned with the percentages of students passing the exams.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The percentage of students passing the English exam was 66% with the state at 83% and in math 59% passed with the state average at 84%. Parents are working with the school and their students to improve the percentages.
Since the exam scores were mainly below average across the board in all grade levels and all subjects, it would be a good idea to learn more about the curriculum to ensure the school is the best fit for your child before enrollment.
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Sierra Charter School
1931 N. Fine Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727