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In October 2017, The Classical Academies reported enrollment at 4,491 students! This is a growth of 182 students or 4.2% over the same period last year. The largest growth occurred at Classical Academy Online, in Escondido. This program increased enrollment by 40% over last year.
Total Students in 2017
Did you know we serve families from 34 different cities? While our school sites are in Escondido, Vista, and Oceanside, students are commuting from far north as Laguna Niguel and Temecula, and as far south as Chula Vista and Santee.
It is great to know that we are making a countywide impact!
Rancho Santa Fe
2017 JumpStart Attendees
Parent Volunteer Hours
The North County Education Foundation is passionate about seeking grants and funding from private individuals, businesses, foundations, and philanthropic organizations with the goal of providing an excellent education for every student. This past year, NCEF funded a record amount of nearly $320,000 toward student projects and programs.
38% to School Sites
15.4% to Endowment
15% to Parent Education
12.5% to Clubs & Sports
14.7% to Science & Technology
4.3% to Theater & Arts
The Girard Foundation awarded Classical Academy Middle School a grant of over $35,000 in 2017. The donation supports the growing personalized Summit Program by subsidizing a teacher’s aide, purchasing instructional materials, and by helping install collaborative student workstations and seating. Curriculum is delivered through a robust technology platform created by teachers in partnership with Facebook engineers.
Classical Academy High School is grateful to the County of San Diego for their $25,000 grant to support its growing band program. The grant will be used to purchase instruments that will be played by up to 60 band students for years to come. The CAHS Band program began in the 2014-2015 school year with only 3 three students; it now serves 25 students from six campuses. The grant was facilitated through County Supervisor Kristen Gaspar’s Office.
Raised to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey
2017 Super STEM Saturday Attendees
The annual One Day for Education Campaign raised $23,702 this past April, making it the most successful to date. Each campus had friendly competition to fully fund their own campus project. Projects ranged from hydration stations to a new van to transport students to sporting events.
Raised in April 2017
Classical Academy High School
Van for student transportation
The Classical Academy
Classical Academy Online
Conference table & chairs
Classical Academy Middle School
Coastal Academy High School
Classical Academy Vista
Rising to meet the needs of our local community, departments across the organization rallied together to volunteer at non-profits around North County. Service project locations included Solutions for Change, The Escondido Children’s Museum, The Humane Society, Army Navy Academy, Alta Visa Gardens, the San Diego Food Bank, and more! Together we are making a difference serving the needs of our community.
The findings were reported in a December 2016 economic impact study researched and written by a team of California State University San Marcos students in the College of Business Administration’s Senior Experience program.
The 2016-2017 sports year was a successful one for Classical Academy High School Caimans, offering a total of 18 CIF sports. The boys’ volleyball team took home both a League and CIF Title in the spring. League championships were also achieved in football, girls cross country, and girls volleyball.
Classical Academy High School has continued to build on a strong partnership with parents and athletes. The implementation of The Caiman Way has spearheaded a shift in athletic culture focused on four key points: Working Hard, Living Pure, Leading with Courage, and Honoring the Team. This shift in culture is aimed at creating an environment of cooperation, responsibility, and leadership among student athletes.
In 2017 Coastal Academy high School welcomed 200 students to the new oceanside campus. Students selected a mascot and school colors, hosted their first homecoming, and added a variety of academic and social options to the program. Several highlights to this year’s programming include a multi-tiered culinary arts program, a robotics class, and a fully functioning biology, physics, and chemistry lab. With a particular emphasis on service learning, all students completed a Day of Service at the beginning of the fall semester. In the coming years, the school is looking to locate, purchase, and develop a permanent facility.
The Classical Academies is honored to be selected as a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great Non-Profits. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews The Classical Academy received from volunteers, donors, and aid recipients.
The California Department of Education awarded Classical Academy High School the Gold Ribbon School Award. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize schools that have made gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English, Language Arts, and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. This prestigious award is an honor, as only 14 schools in San Diego County were recognized.
High School Advanced Placement Pass Rate
High School Graduation Rate
The Classical Academy High School in Escondido was one of five California schools among the nation’s 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. This program encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
The Classical Academies continue their long history of fiscal responsibility as a public agency. On December 1, 2017, the independent auditing firm reported “no findings” for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. In addition, Standard & Poor’s has given the organization a higher and more stable credit score. This score was then used to refinance our current facility bond of $29,600,000, capturing a lower interest rate and saving valuable taxpayer dollars. This refinance saves the organization $180,000 annually or $2.6 million over the life of the bond. All these factors speak to the strength of our business model that supports our academic programs and contributes to our long-term sustainability.
saved over the life of the bond