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Cold Stream Alternative

Cold Stream Alternative 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. It provides 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 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 extracurricular activities or sports. Cold Stream received a six-year accreditation in 2023 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

School Location Schedule

Cold Stream Alternative schedules student meetings at three different school sites.  Below you can find which days of the week teachers are available at each site.  If you have questions about enrollment, contact the Main Office at (530) 582-2640.  If you are a current student, contact your teacher if you have specific questions regarding your meeting schedule.

  • Monday: North Tahoe Middle School, Room 134

  • Tuesday: North Tahoe Middle School, Room 134

  • Wednesday: North Tahoe High and Truckee High School

  • Thursday: Truckee High School, Room 117 and M7

  • Friday: Truckee High School, Room 117 and M7


For students interested in single subject enrollment, taking only one or two classes through CSA while attending another high school, please connect with your school counselor. Your counselor will contact CSA about availability.

For students interested in full time enrollment (attending all classes through CSA) or more information about our program, please contact the administrative secretary, Kim Veliquette.

Kim Veliquette
Administrative Secretary
(530) 582-2640 Ext. 38301