Cherrylee School has been recognized as a California Distinguished School as of the 2006‐07 school year. Additionally, we received the 2010 National Recognition Bronze Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Cherrylee School consists of a family of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community members who all share the same mission: to facilitate through education competent, confident, motivated individuals who will contribute to society as responsible citizens. Our belief is that all students can learn and are entitled to a positive, quality program through shared decision‐making that meets the diverse educational needs of our students, and prepares them for the challenges of a dynamic, democratic society. We are proud of our students, staff, and parents who work so hard to make Cherrylee School not only a place where one receives a high‐quality education, but also a place where one feels valued and cared for as an individual.