About El Sereno

  • Thank you for visiting El Sereno High School’s website. For over 30 years, El Sereno has been the flagship for independent study high schools in the state of California. El Sereno was one of the first independent study high schools established in coordination with the California Department of Education.
    El Sereno is located on the Fair Oaks Annex campus in the San Juan district and serves the entire district. El Sereno is WASC accredited, credits earned at El Sereno are transferable other high schools or higher learning institutions. El Sereno is the only independent study program that is part of the San Juan Unified School District—it is not a charter school.

    The successful El Sereno student is very self-motivated. Junior and Senior students tend to be the most successful with this alternative learning style. El Sereno also accepts freshmen and sophomores upon approval. Independent study uses the same district adopted textbooks and curriculum in all subjects, it is the unique delivery method that distinguishes attending a traditional high school and attending an independent study high school. Students are held to the same district and state standards as any other California high school student.

    The following reasons were given by students why El Sereno met their needs: flexible hours, one-on-one teaching, and the option of learning at their own pace. It is the communication and bonding between students and their teachers that is the key to success for most El Sereno students.

    If you would like more information about El Sereno we would like to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at (916) 971-5060.

    El Sereno is the most established and reputable independent study high school in Northern California. We have been providing high quality educational services to students in the Sacramento area for over 30 years--and our enrollment continues to grow!

    What do parents say?

    "El Sereno provides a superior education!"

    "The Principal and all of the teachers at El Sereno are doing an outstanding job of providing an excellent educational experience for my son."

    "The attitude of teachers and administrators is caring and respectful--a welcome change from her prior traditional program."
Last Modified on December 3, 2015