Welcome to La Entrada High School, winner of the Exemplary Independent Study Recognition Award from the California Department of Education and recipient of the US News and World Report Best High Schools Bronze Award. Located at 4999 Casa Loma Avenue in Yorba Linda, California, the program is designed for students who desire an alternative to traditional classroom instruction as a way in which to earn their high school diploma. La Entrada means “gateway” in Spanish. As such La Entrada High School is the “Gateway to the Future” through alternative instruction. We are an independent study high school located in the award winning Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. La Entrada is WASC accredited and offers UC approved courses.
La Entrada is a free, student-centered, public program that partners students, parents and staff to provide a dynamic learning environment that promotes high academic achievement, personal and social responsibility and empowers students to meet the challenges of a changing world. Our students have the option of taking textbook based courses, on-line courses, as well as personalizing education via the hybrid model. Students select independent study classes, as well as attend concurrent classes at the resident school, enroll in community college classes, and participate in ROP programs. Student programs are personalized and designed to meet the goals, interests and learning style of each individual student.
Thank you for your interest in independent study through La Entrada High School! Please call us for further information at 714-986-7026 or check the Admissions area of this web site. For enrollment information and general questions please call Sarah Soberanes at 714.986.7026 extension 61620.
You can access our full School Accountability Report Card (SARC) here.
You can read our Student Handbook by clicking this link.
The mission of La Entrada High School is to provide educational experiences that stimulate intellectual curiosity, create personal enthusiasm for knowledge and actively engage and empower the students in the process of learning so that they may responsibly participate in a diverse, ever-changing democratic society.
In shared partnership with parents and students the La Entrada staff envisions an alternative learning environment that promotes high academic achievement, personal and social responsibility and empowers students to meet the challenges of a changing world.
California law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for curricular and extracurricular activities. However, due to state budget cut backs, schools can no longer afford to fund many of these activities. Therefore, we are requesting voluntary donations from parents to offset the costs of these programs. Parents are not required to make donations and all students may participate in extracurricular activities regardless of whether their parents make a donation.
For more details about our award winning program, please watch our La Entrada High School, Information for Prospective Families Presentation