CAHS Students’ Robotics Team, RoboctoPI, Sets World Record!

CAHS seniors Lauren Chiang, Caleb Dela Cruz, Alexander Usher, and sophomores Seth Peace, Nicholas Usher, and Caleb Winter led their FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team, RoboctoPI, to a World Record-setting score at the San Diego League Championship Tournament. Their team’s score of 361 points is the highest total posted this season by over 6,200 active teams after more than 25,000 matches that have been played around the world. Team Roboctopi will be competing again at the San Diego FTC Regional Finals on March 26, 2022, at Francis Parker High School.

View the record-setting match here:

Student Awarded Eagle Scout Award

Classical Academy High School (CAHS) junior, Tom Weston, earned the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout Award, which is the highest advancement. Weston is approximately 6% of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and complete a community-related service project to earn the Eagle. Weston was recognized at a ceremony attended by community leaders representing Boy Scout Troop 649 and its sponsor, the Escondido Rotary Club. Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara, also an Eagle Scout, participated in the ceremony and presented Weston with a certificate from the City of Escondido. In addition to attending CAHS and participating in Scouts, Weston is also a nationally ranked fencer and part of the CAHS Robotics Club.

Finding Success With Into Math Curriculum

Most of us grew up learning math by repetition and regurgitation. The new Into Math Curriculum teaches students to think critically, problem-solve, make connections, and communicate their reasoning. The Classical Academies Math Coordinator, Andrew Shields, shares how the transition to the new math program can help our students achieve 21st-century skills and provides guidance and direction for additional teaching resources.

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Students Compete at USA Fencing Junior Olympics

In February, three Classical Academy High School (CAHS) students competed at the USA Fencing Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City. Alexander Usher, Tom Weston, and Branford Higgins qualified for the four-day event. This is one of the final opportunities for cadets and juniors to qualify for teams representing the USA. The competition comprises individual competitions in foil, epee, and saber. Congratulations on your hard work!

Engaging Students in Historical Research & Skills Development

National History Day San Diego welcomed 26 Classical Academy Middle School (CAMS) students to its competition. National History Day is a year-long national academic competition for students in grades 4-12. Students select a topic, conduct research, interpret a connection to the annual theme and present their work in one of seven media options. Students learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and gain self-esteem and confidence. The following students are being recognized for their accomplishments: Alexander Escobar, Banjamine Labine, Bridget Goode, Cerine Contreras, Chloe Fales, Cienna Flores, Dunkan Frakes, Evie Bradshaw, Gabriella Reichel, Gunner Silva, Haley Jeon, John Maddox, Katherine Gibson, Kelsey Ward, Lexi Gregor, Mackenzie Gorman, Malia Bordon, Mateja Schmidt, Maximus Avelle, Naomi Kautsky, Nathan Dann, Noemi Swearingen, Roland Rodriguez, Ryan Maddox, Shaylee Waldner, and Sullivan Brown.

Coastal Academy Students Take National Ninja Warrior Titles

In February, Coastal Academy brothers Samuel and Isaac McCarthy took first place in their age divisions at the National Ninja League (NNL) West Coast Regional Championships. They both now qualify to compete in the NNL World Championships and represent the west coast region, competing against the best ninjas in the country! The NNL World Championship will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina, the first week of April. We look forward to cheering Samuel and Isaac on! You can learn more about the NNL here.