Cold Stream Alternative School serves high school students both in Tahoe City and in Truckee. Cold Stream offers an innovative program developed to meet the needs of families who want more choices and flexibility in their child's education. We provide small class sizes and personal instruction along with a rigorous, yet flexible schedule that allows students to work from home or while traveling.
Cold Stream offers a project-based, hands-on curriculum. This program gives students the flexibility to design an educational path that works for their needs. Students meet half days on campus Monday-Fridays, so that they can also take classes at Sierra College or at one of TTUSD’s traditional high schools. Our program affords flexibility for students to pursue other interests or to participate in extra-curricular activities or sports. Cold Stream stakeholders are proud of the six-year accreditation the school received in 2023 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.