Sierra High School was the second high school to be built in Colorado Springs School District 2. It is the most populated high school in the district.
The school's mascot is a Stallion, and the school colors are cardinal and gold.
Sierra won the Bronze Medal from U.S. News and World Report in 2016 and is ranked once again in 2019. It is a high achieving high school in Colorado Springs that offers concurrent enrollment courses, open Advanced Placement classes and the only school in Colorado Springs with an Alliance with Colorado State University in which Sierra graduates receive a $20,000 scholarship to attend CSU-Fort Collins.
Instructional Focus and Absolutes
Our Instructional Focus for 2020-2021 is Instructional and Engagement Complexity via Multiple Response Strategies, Questioning Strategies (Academic Discourse) and Task Complexity (Challenging Activities). This focus ties directly into our daily Instructional Absolutes.
Safety and Health of our Students and Staff
With the current COVID-19 health pandemic that has swept this nation we are doing everything we can to ensure that the health and safety of our students and staff are a number one priority. Classes are being arranged to ensure students can be kept at a safe distance. Lunches are being altered to ensure that we can safely fit our students in the lunchroom while maintaining social distancing. Staff and students will be required to wear masks while at school. We are also thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing high touch surfaces and adding steps at a custodial level to make sure that hallways, classrooms, offices, cafeteria, and bathrooms are cleaned throughout the day. We are looking forward to having students back in school whether that is in person or online. We want families to feel safe sending their children to Sierra High School and we are looking forward to a great school year.
More information will be forthcoming from our school district on all of these procedures.