Classical Academy Middle School Students Advance to State Finals

Classical Academy Middle School (CAMS) students participated in National History Day in mid-March and will advance to the state-level competition on May 6-8, 2022, in Rocklin, California. Congratulations to Naomi Kautsky, Bridget Goode, Benjamine Labine, Max Avalle, Cienna Flores, Evangeline Bradshaw, Lexi Gregor, and Noemi Swearingen for being selected to compete at one of the largest state History Day competitions. We look forward to cheering these students on as they compete this May! Also recognized at the San Diego competition were Chloe Fales, Shaylee Waldner, John Maddox, Ryan Maddox, Sullivan Brown, and Malia Bordon. National History Day. Students researched and presented projects on this year’s theme: Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

Testing Anxiety

Research has shown that between 40%-60% of students have testing anxiety at some point and 26% indicate that they almost always feel anxiety before a test. Classical Academy High School math teacher, David Morningstar, offers tips to help your student plan, prepare, and feel less anxious when testing.

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The Importance of State Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System consists of the following assessments: Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy and mathematics (SBAC). California Alternate Assessments for English language arts, mathematics, and science (CAA) and California Science Tests (CAST). Chief Academic Officer Dave Meyer explains the primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to hold schools accountable, help shape instruction, and assist teachers in providing high-quality teaching and effective curriculum. 

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One Day for Education Supports Student Projects!

One Day for Education is an annual fundraising campaign that identifies a unique project at each Classical Academy campus and fundraises to make them a reality! This year’s projects include creating makerspaces, a new playground, new sound systems, bringing a hot lunch program to campus, and more! All donations are tax-deductible and will directly benefit the project of your choice. View campus projects and donate here!

The Importance and Impact of Making Connections With Students

CAHS Principal Dr. Stacey Perez and English teacher Kellye Bojorquez recently presented a workshop focused on connecting with students at school amid ongoing stressors. With fellow educators and professionals, they unpacked how being a mentor focuses on how to show students that we care for them, support them, and help them grow. The workshop was a part of the California Charter School’s Association Annual Conference held in Long Beach.

Reshaping Education to Emerge Stronger and Smarter in the Post-Pandemic World

Before the pandemic, many thought education should look like it did when they were in school. Jeanne Allen, CEO, and Founder of the Center for Education Reform, explains how post-pandemic parents realize that diverse learning can occur in flexible environments with flexible approaches. Jeanne also explains the Parent Power Index and how parents can discover innovation, opportunity, and policy to make the best choice for their child’s education. 

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