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Sierra High School

1134 South Barranca Avenue

Glendora, CA 91740

(626) 852-8300

 

 EMAIL  Principal Paul Hernandez

EMAIL Carmen Oronia-Jara

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Mission

Sierra High School is a place where students have a second opportunity to achieve academic success. To bring this aspiration into reality we:

  • model and build good relationships
  • develop skills and knowledge
  • foster independent thinking in a safe environment

SHS Named Model School

Sierra High was named one of the State's Model Continuation High Schools by the State Department of Education.To be eligible for the recognition program, applicants must be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and demonstrate exemplary program effectiveness in school management, curriculum, instructional strategies, educational climate, and guidance and counseling. As part of the application for recognition, parents, students, and community members are required to submit written statements in support of their schools.

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Sierra High School Calendar

Building Cardboard Chairs

GATE students in Mrs. Stricklin's Exploring Art class created cardboard chairs and benches that could hold 150-200 pounds.  A contest was held at lunch time to determine the winner.  The judging criteria was visual appeal and overall strength.  Chair #3, with the word "bench" on it, was the winner.  The designers and creators won an In-n-Out lunch as a reward.

Rotary Speech Contest

Congratulations to Sierra High School's Violet Vargas for her Third Place Finish in The Rotary Club's speech contest.  Contestants gave a 6 to 8 minute speech that connected the Rotary's Four Way Test to a personal experience.  The Four Way Test: Is it the Truth,  Is it fair to all concerned,  Will it build good will and better friendships, and  Will it be beneficial to all concerned, is part of the ethical guide used by Rotarians. Congratulations again to Violet Vargas and all of the other AUSD students that participated in the contest 

Installation Art at the Grocery Store

Sierra High School artists visited Albertson's Market in Glendora.  The students created two Installation Art pieces using what they've learned in class to beautify the community!  Students transformed an 8' diameter circular table into a vibrant color wheel  using vegetables from the produce section.  Another group of students created a Monet study of his wife, "Study of Woman with Parasol", using cereal, rice and chips to replicate the beautiful Impressionist painting. Friends and community members stopped by to watch students work, and it was fun for everyone involved.

PBIS at Lunch

PBIS "R-Buck" exchange

During lunch today, 2/22/16, Ms. Sainz gave students the opportunity to exchanged "R-Bucks" for treats.  Students were able to choose between soups, candy, cookies, or vendor coupons.  Ms. Sainz and her "R-Bucks" collection bucket are always a welcome site for staff and students.

Coffee with the Principal

On Thursday, February 11th, several parents met with the Principal to share ideas, discuss concerns, and network within the group.  Parents were given the opportunity to speak with Officer Pedraza, the school's Resource Officer, tour several classrooms, receive information regarding Parent University from the Community Liaison, and discuss academic issues and concerns.  We look forward to seeing everyone again at the next Coffee with the Principal.

Hands Across Azusa poetry Contest

Congratulations to Sabrina Cabrera for winning First Place in the Hands Across Azusa Poetry Contest.  Sabrina read her poem, His Dream, to the Board of Education at their February 2nd meeting.   Congratulations again to Sabrina and all of the other Sierra students that submitted entries.

Classified Employee of the Year - Ms. Elizabeth Sainz

Ms. Elizabeth Sainz Named Sierra High School's Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Elizabeth Sainz for being named Sierra High School’s Classified Employee of the Year.  Ms. Sainz is focused on providing important information to students, parents and families.  She will not stop to rest until the job is completed to her satisfaction and is a team player in the office.  Besides being our community Liaison, Ms. Sainz is or has been a member of: Delac, DAC, Parent Round table, ELAC, School Site Council and our SART team.  Most importantly, she has a marvelous rapport with our students.  Congratulations again and thank you for everything you do to support Sierra High School.

Sierra High School Basketball Team

Sierra High School Winter Report Card Night

Mid-Year Report Card Night

Sierra High School staff welcomed parents and students to the mid-year report card night.  Parents were able to talk to their student's teachers, discuss course progress, and view an Installation Art piece with "Caution" as the theme.  Parents were assisted with creating an Aeries Parent Portal account and received information regarding the updated FAFSA  and The Dream Act.   In addition, all parents received an "R-Bucks" raffle ticket for an opportunity to win a Gold's Gym Sweatshirt. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Sabrina Cabrera win First Place in The Hands Across Azusa Poetry Contest

New Parent Portal

AERIES Parent/Student portal is now available! 

You can now stay up-to-date with important school information. You can see your student’s grades, classes, attendance and a lot of useful information on AERIES, our new student information system. 

 Easy to follow directions listed on link below:

http://www.azusa.org/portal/

Message from Principal Paul Hernandez


I am honored and excited to be back as Principal of Sierra High School.  Sierra High School serves the needs of our students by offering proven and effective alternative programs including: a six-period day for continuation high school students, The Underdog Mural program, a competitive sports league, and  the Student Opportunity for Academic Recovery program (S.O.A.R.).  We are proud of our diverse programs and commitment to preparing students for work or college.  Our highest priorities are to improve reading, writing, and mathematics skills.  Please feel free to email me or stop by at your convenience.

phernandez@azusa.org