CAHS Student Places 4th in Speech Tournament

Congratulations to Classical Academy High School sophomore Alec Williams who placed fourth in the Novice Humorous Interpretation at Cypress College Invitational Speech Tournament!

Students competing in this event use a play, short story or other published work to present an eight to ten minute speech that displays their comedic skills through script analysis, delivery, timing and character development.

Classical Academy High School was one of twenty eight schools
competing in mid-December.

Signs of Hope for Mountain Shadows Residents

Classical Academy High School wood-shop students delivered hand-made “signs of hope” to residents of the Mountain Shadows Residential Home in December. Students created hand carved signs with inspirational messages in hopes of encouraging Mountain Shadows residents. Mountain Shadows Residential Home is an intermediate care facility for developmentally disabled adults. It fosters a family environment that encourages the growth and independence of all residents. Students spent the afternoon visiting with residents and installing the new signs in their homes. For more information about Mountain Shadows Residential Home visit them HERE.

Classical Academy High School Principal nominated for Fran Aleshire Leadership Award.

Classical Academy High School Principal Dana Moen was nominated for the Leadership North County Fran Aleshire Leadership Award. Moen has been successfully leading Classical Academy High School since 2007 and has continued to grow in wisdom and ability to problem solve in this thriving community. He is a leader with a compassionate heart and a demeanor that is valued by many in the organization. The Leadership North County Alumni Network presents the Fran Aleshire Leadership Award each year to a graduate of the program who, in the spirit of the community leader Fran Aleshire, exhibits the characteristics of great leadership. Individuals are nominated by their peers. For more information about the Fran Aleshire Leadership Award, click HERE.

Coastal Academy Student Recognized for STEM Accomplishment

Eighth grade Coastal Academy student Raj Parabi was selected as a Star Student by 92011 Magazine for his innovation and leadership in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). He was recently was recognized at The National Middle School Science and Engineering Fair: Top 300 of the Broadcom MASTERS.

Read the full article HERE.

CAHS Theater Student, Tori Hitchcock, gets raving review in San Diego Union-Tribune

CAHS student Tori Hitchcock was noted by the San Diego Union-Tribune for her role in “A Christmas Carol”

“Tori Hitchcock is someone to keep an eye on in the local theater scene since she has a very promising future ahead. The freshman at Classical Academy High School in Escondido lived her parts. Among her early characterizations she played an old blind woman.”

“A Christmas Carol” is playing at 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays plus 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through Dec. 31 at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive in Escondido.

Tickets are $59, with special pricing for ages 4 to 13. There is an optional pre-show three-course dinner available for an additional $21. Purchase at or 888-802-7469.

Read the full San Diego Union-Tribune article HERE.

CAHS Student Mikayla Torres Recognized by Wendy’s High School Heisman

There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community.

Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Mikayla Torres from Classical Academy High School and her dedication to never cutting corners, treating people with respect, excelling in the classroom and on the athletic field, and for giving back to her community.

“Mikayla is known by her teachers and friends for her commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing her hard work,” said Dana Moen, Principal at Classical Academy High School.

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