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Sierra Hills Education Center

Sierra Hills Education Center (SHEC) is an independent study program for grades K-12.  The school employs two FTE teachers who work out of three locations in the district: the district office, Gold Strike High School and West Point Elementary. SHEC currently maintains an enrollment of 60 students. 

Students in this home-based instructional program work independently, using textbooks and/or an online format, toward their high school diploma or other appropriate educational goals dependent on grade level. High school courses in SHEC are not currently UC/CSU approved however students earn a diploma and may enter community college. SHEC students and/or guardian enter into a contract with their teacher to meet weekly and receive assignments and instruction. Students must complete 20 hours of independent study work per week. 

Students may have a blended schedule with classes at Gold Strike or Calaveras High Schools.

CUSD Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements BP 6146.1

40 English
10 Algebra
10 Math
10 Life
10 Physical 
10 Geography/SS9
10 World History
10 US History
5 Economics
5 Government
10 Fine art OR Foreign Language
20 PE
10 Career Tech
20 General Elective
180 Total