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General Information

Dress Code

Students who do not dress in uniform must follow the district guidelines. The following items are not permitted for school attire:

  1. Clothing that indicates an affiliation with a gang or intimidating group
  2. Caps, hats, bandannas, hairnets or visors
  3. Oversized pants that fall below the waist
  4. Baggy shorts with knee socks
  5. Belts with lettering or longer than waist appropriate
  6. Halter tops, tank tops, bare midriffs, see-through or fish net clothing
  7. Clothing that does not conceal undergarments at all times
  8. Skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh
  9. Clothing that suggests obscene pictures, wording, and/or drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex or violence
  10. Frayed or unfinished hems
  11. Thongs, thong-like sandals, steel-toed shoes or sandals without a back strap


Sierra students are required to be on time daily, and to remain for the full day. Since most students are behind in credits, regular attendance becomes very important in order to make up lost credits. Illness, medical appointments and the funeral of an immediate family member are the only reasons for excused absence.


Sierra High is on a trimester system (3 semesters) with each trimester lasting 12 weeks. All core classes offered meet A-G rerquirements. Satisfactory completion of academic requirements per class will earn 5 credits. For graduation, 220 credits and a passing score on CASHEE are required. The following explains our graduation requirements.

40  Credits of English

20  Credits of Math (10 must be Algebra)

20  Credits of Science

5    Credits of U.S. Government

5    Credits of Economics

10  Credits of World History

10  Credits of U.S. History

5   Credits of Health

10  Credits of Foreign Language/Fine Arts

70  Credits of Electives

5   Credits of Career Education

20  Credits of Physical Education

Total 220 Credits


Sierra High offers several activities for students to enhance their skills. The Leadership Class is responsible for assisting student advisors in setting up school activities. Applications may be turned in to the advisors in early September. The Yearbook Class prepares the annual yearbook for the school.

Vision Statement

Sierra High School is an alternative education program that provides a personalized, enriched, and varied environment that enables students to develop to their full potential. With collaboration of a caring staff and support of their family and community, students will graduate with a strong vision for a successful future.