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Feather River Academy


Feather River Academy (FRA) is an Alternative Education program operated by the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools and is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association fo Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our program was created to serve students who have not been successful in traditional programs and needWestern Association of Schools and Colleges logo
an alternative approach to become successful. The foundation of our alternative approach is:
  1. Give all students respect - their respect for us will have to be earned. One way to give students respect is to challenge them academically.
  2. Students achieve out of commitment to themselves and to those they care about. Establishing and maintaining committed, supportive, and caring relationships along with using evidence-based instructional strategies will lead to student achievement.

  3. Treat all students as individuals. This demands flexibility and adaptation to meet the academic, social, and developmental needs of each individual student. Students may be matched to Opportunity School, Independent Studies or our Community program based on a variety of factors.

  4. Instruction is the core of what we do. Without effective instruction, the other pieces meet only emotional needs and do not lead to our primary goal of academic success for each student. We are not a social services agency, we are educators.

  5. We rely on referrals from school districts, probation, and SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) to enroll each student. We then work with students and families to develop out educational plans for each student based on their individual need. An MOU (Memorandum of Understanding -a kind of partnership) continues to provide the foundation of the relationship between Feather River Academy and the referring agency. For students and families, this means the following:

Students and families cannot self-refer. Potential students must begin the enrollment process by making contact with the school district where they reside.

Students are encouraged to be successful in returning to and graduating from the school they came from. Every student can be successful in doing so through participation in the planning process and meeting the goals that were identified. We will work along with the students and families to assist in the return process.

Our curriculum (the books and materials used in the classroom) is matched to the largest referring district (Yuba City Unified). The scope and sequence of instruction (what is taught and when during the academic year) is generally aligned as well. This helps returning students become familiar with the classes they may return to.

Feather River Academy does not offer competitive athletics as that term is defined by Education Code Section 221.9 (e).
Photo of FRA/PCA Principal, Chris Reyna

Stay Safe. Speak Up!

Stay Safe. Speak Up!

Feather River Academy is fully committed to curbing student bullying and school violence and providing a positive learning environment for all students. As part of our commitment, the district offers the Stay Safe. Speak Up! Student Safety Reporting System (powered by PublicSchoolWORKS) to document and respond to concerns of bullying, suicide, violence, and other safety threats.
The system allows students, parents, and staff to submit safety concerns to school officials in three different ways: 
  • Mobile App. Download the Stay Safe. Speak Up! mobile app and enter our unique District Code to submit reports directly from your smartphone. DISTRICT CODE: FRA
  • Phone. Call 1-866-547-8362 to leave a voice message or speak with a trained, live attendant. Attendants can initiate contact with various national crisis hotlines if a student needs help in dealing with a personal emergency.
  • Online. Click on the Stay Safe. Speak Up! button on the homepage to access the online form.
Students who believe they have been harassed, bullied, victimized by fellow students, or have other concerns which may jeopardize the safety of students, employees or school property are asked to use this system to report the issue. Reports can be submitted anonymously. 
Thanks in advance for helping to make our school community a safer place to work and learn.


Public Notice of Application for a Permit to Construct a Source of Hazardous Air Emissions




Public schools throughout California are required to provide information about themselves to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). These report cards provide a variety of data to allow the public to evaluate and compare schools in seven major areas:
  • Demographic information
  • School safety and climate for learning
  • Academic data
  • Class size
  • Teacher and staff information
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Fiscal and expenditure data


Feather River Academy
1895 Lassen Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993 
530-822-2400 (main)
530-822-3267 (fax)
Chris Reyna
Principal, Feather River Academy
Londa Lamb
School Secretary
Jenn Gomez
Belen Menjivar
School Counselor
Andrew Chin
Lorena Ibarra-Heredia
Jim Morasch
Jim Whiteaker
Independent Studies
Brandon Trudell
Special Education
Students from Feather River Academy win the 1st Annual Culinary Cook Off

Students from Feather River Academy win the 1st Annual Culinary Cook Off

Winners with dish
Winning Dish - Salmon with roasted vegetables
Winners with judges
Winners with Zach from Country Butcher