Principal's Welcome


Welcome to BCHS - Home of the Coyotes!

Welcome to Brea Canyon High School (BCHS). I am honored to have an opportunity to lead our students and staff to 21st-century teaching and learning.

I am proud to be the principal of Brea Canyon High School, which is the model/award-winning continuation and alternative high school in the Brea Olinda Unified School District. Families seeking non-traditional educational settings such as accelerated courses, online/flipped classrooms, community-based partnerships/instruction, high staff-to-student ratios, and small classrooms will find them here. BCHS’s dedicated staff is committed to working with students who are at risk of not graduating on time, who are on individual education plans, and/or who are seeking a learning environment different from the traditional comprehensive high school setting.

Higher education opportunities and the careers of the 21st century are demanding that our students have the ability to collaborate, communicate, be critical thinkers, and be creative. Our staff at BCHS is committed to building these highly demanded skills and preparing our students academically to recover credits and get back on the path to graduation, and/or their future endeavors.

It is my mission to strive to establish a climate that is learner-centered where students enjoy coming to school to learn and grow. I look forward to working with each student and family that joins us as a Coyote!

I am excited for the 2023 - 2024 school year.


Kristin Risberg


Brea Canyon High School

Coyotes Honorable Organized Well-Rounded Learners