Sitting Bull Academy

Welcome to the Home of the Bears!

Welcome to Sitting Bull Academy!

Home of the Bears

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We are now in our sixth year as a K-8 school in Apple Valley, California. We are proud of our students, teachers, parents and what we have been able to achieve and develop over the past 10 years. Some of these programs and accomplishments include:

California Distinguished School

2014, 2015 & 2016 Best of the Desert Award Winner

A Character Counts School

Renaissance Program

Accelerated Reading and Math

Rachel's Challenge participant

2011 Winner of Lefty's Reading Challenge

Academic Pentathlon

Associated Student Body (ASB)

WEB program (Where Everybody Belongs)

Bear Book Buddies

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program participant

Saturday GATE Academies

Highly Certified AVID site (Advancement via Individual Determination) since 2009

Technology & Robotics

Broadcasting program - student produced

Journalism - student produced newsletter

Seismology Lab

High-caliber Yearbook

Intramural Sports including cross country, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field

Represented at district, county & state science fairs


All incoming 7th grade students must have proof of Tdap booster before they may begin attending school!

School Hours

Start 8:05 am

End 2:40 pm

Early Out 1:20 pm

Sitting Bull Academy is committed to ensuring that all materials on this web site are accessible to all students, staff, and the general public. If you experience difficulty with the accessibility of any pages or documents, please request materials in an alternate format by contacting Nick Aguilera at or at 760-961-8479. Thank you for your patience as we reconstruct sections of our site to be more accessible to all users.