Sequoia High School is built on three major principles: personalizing, performance, and choice.
A high school of 275+ students, Sequoia offers a personal, family-like learning environment where students and their teacher-colleagues work side-by-side on a first-name basis, to the single goal of empowering the individual student with a meaningful education. Students are assigned to advisory/success time class where teachers work with them as a team. Advisory teachers review individual student progress regularly. Intimate knowledge of student learning styles and close professional relationships between teachers and students develop as students work with the same teacher for their entire stay at Sequoia.
Our second organizational principle concerns student performance. Students work to gain mastery of learning at their own pace. One student may complete an algebra course in less than a year; another will take longer. As a school, we have implemented Success Time, to support all students in graduating and accessing a post high school plan. Students graduate when they have completed their course work and can demonstrate mastery of important skills. Individual graduation parades occur throughout the school year, when each student is ready to be graduated. You can experience a graduation parade by clicking here.