There may be spots available in our 9th grade.

Our 10th-12th grades have a waitlist. 

8th graders can apply now to be considered for next school year!

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning is a new, tuition-free, public charter high school located near downtown Grass Valley. We currently offer 9th - 12th grades. Through project-based, hands-on, college preparatory academics, students are asked to develop meaningful, authentic work and to push beyond what they once thought was possible. All students receive a Chromebook to work on at school and at home and we do regular fieldwork that takes students beyond the traditional classroom. We will serve up to 240 students at full capacity. Check out our new charter below!

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Contact us:

Office Location:

340 Buena Vista, Grass Valley, CA (B1)

School Year Office Hours: 8:30am -4:30pm (CLOSED JULY; Meetings by appointment only)


Phone number: 530-268-2200

Facebook: Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Twitter: @SierraAcademy

Partners in our work:


Do you want to get involved? Email us, attend a Community Information Session, come to the open session of a Board Meeting, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or donate to our school.

Charter Number: 1336

CDS Code: 29 66357 0124834