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 Alternative Learning Center campus, in the San Juan Unified School District, and serves the entire district. El Sereno is WASC accredited. All credits earned at El Sereno are transferable to other high schools or higher learning institutions.

    Self-motivated students often find great success at El Sereno. Juniors and Seniors tend to be the most successful with our independent study program since they often keep the goal of graduation in their foresight. El Sereno also accepts freshmen and sophomores upon approval.

    Independent study uses the same district-adopted textbooks and curriculum that all high schools in the district use. It is our unique delivery method that marks the difference between attending a traditional high school versus attending our independent study high school. Students are held to the same district and state standards as any other California high school student.

    Students gave the following reasons as to why El Sereno met their needs: flexible hours, one-on-one teaching, and the option of learning at their own pace. Relationships built, between students and teachers, based on open communication and developed trust is the key to success for El Sereno students.

    If you would like more information about El Sereno High School, please feel free to contact us at (916) 971-5060 or email: elserenoas@sanjuan.edu

    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."

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Last Modified on October 24, 2022