About our program

Esperanza High School serves students who are at least 16 years old and in the 11th grade.  Students do not need to be credit deficient.   Our program offers a smaller setting with three teachers and our current student to teacher ratio is 15:1.   Esperanza is in session everyday from 8am-12pm which allows students who need to work or be a parent the time to do so. 


Students don't have daily class homework since all work is done in class.  However, if you have credits to recover, you will  ALWAYS have homework.


We offer an After School Credit Recovery program  with staff support everyday (except Wednesdays) from 1pm - 3pm.  This is a great time to catch up!  Credit recovery is online and accessible 24/7, so you have unlimited time to work independently at home.  


Our credit requirements and diplomas are exactly the same as Gridley High School (220 credits) and we are also WASC Accredited.    At the end of the school year we have our own graduation ceremony with caps/gowns inside an air conditioned building.  Every seat is always filled.


Esperanza also manages the Independent Study Program for 9th-12th grade students with limited seat availability.  Students K-8 need to contact their current GUSD school site for possible enrollment.


Please contact us with any questions at (530) 846-6721