Why California’s charter schools will continue to thrive

Did you miss last week’s article in The San Diego Union Tribune featuring Cameron Curry?

“What is true is that a strong majority of charter school leaders manage their schools with integrity, respect and responsibility. They work tirelessly to make the best decisions for students, and add value to their communities. With the bill’s passage and expected signature by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Assembly Bill 1505 happening over the next few weeks, we are in new territory, have new challenges and will have a new normal.”

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Classical Academy Online Student Stars in Welk Resorts Production of The Addams Family

Hayden Luedde is a 16-year-old junior and acting aficionado at Classical Academy Online. Despite tough competition, Hayden was chosen to perform at the Welk Resort Theater in The Addams Family production. Outside of acting Hayden likes to travel, study history, and play lacrosse. 

Ticket prices for The Addams Family are $55 for performance only and $75 to include a preshow three-course meal at the Welk Resort’s Canyon Grille Restaurant.  The show is airing until November 10, 2019.  For complete ticket information, contact the Welk Resort Theatre Box Office at 760-749-3448.

Girard Foundation Awards $114,500 to Classical Academy Online

Last week the Girard Foundation awarded Classical Academy Online (CAO) an $114,500 grant.  The sponsorship will support CAO’s Summit Program expansion.  Part of the grant will help purchase additional furniture and technology needs for the program; the other part of the grant will underwrite an instructor to develop STEM career technical education courses in the areas of robotics, computer science, and programming. 

CAO Principal, Dr. Stacey Perez was accepted as a Summit Learning Fellow, the first Summit Learning site principal to train administrators and teachers across the country as they are accepted as new Summit Learning schools. She is a Summit Learning thought leader and is acting in a leadership capacity for implementation and scalability of the CAO Summit STEM courses to the national Summit Learning network.

Classical Academy High School has been recognized as a 2020 Best School in California

Classical Academy High School has been recognized as a 2020 Best School by Niche, ranking #4 in San Diego and #16 in California. The 2020 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and charter school ratings. Many different factors affect this score, including data and reviews. We’re so proud of our students and employees for earning this national distinction! Thank you to our community for making us worthy of national attention!

Visit our school ranking here: https://www.niche.com/k12/classical-academy-high-school-escondido-ca/ 

View the full list of 2020 rankings, methodologies, and data sources here: https://www.niche.com/

CAHS Student Takes Home Gold in US Paralympics World Junior Championships

Classical Academy Online 11th grade student, Joel Gomez, recently took home Gold medals for Track and Field in the US Olympic Paralympics World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland, He took home the Gold in the 400m and the 1500m. Joel also placed in the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru and won Silver in the 1500m. We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments!

Homeschooling Without Losing Your Mind

Educational Specialists Melissa Johnson and Leah Ferkins share how organization and time management can positively impact your homeschooling day. They discuss how creating a learning space, setting expectations, and making a schedule can lead to increased productivity and satisfaction. 

To listen to our new podcast click the link below:

Homeschooling Without Losing Your Mind