FIRST Robotics Team 3021: “The Agency”:
The CAHS Robotics Team competes each year in a world-wide competition to build a robot (with highly specified characteristics) that will outperform robots during a series of robot competitions. The CAHS Robotics Team is called “The Agency” and is open to any CAHS students interested in participating. Skills acquired during the year include grant-writing, computer-aided design, programming, 3D printing, machining, wiring, and team logistics.
For more information contact Andrew Segina at email@example.com
Robotics/Pre-Engineering – CAD (Computer-Aided Design) (Elective)
Prerequisites: Math 1 or concurrent
This course is aimed at providing students opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer-based 3-dimensional modeling of actual machine parts, utilizing industry-standard CAD software. No prior experience with CAD/3D modeling is necessary. Engineering analysis and product development processes are integrated. Basic computer skills are strongly recommended. Access to a personal laptop or desktop computer is not required, but desirable.
Robotics/Pre-Engineering – Java (Introductory Programming) (Elective)
Prerequisites: Math 1 or concurrent
This course is designed to introduce students to basic computer programming skills and concepts with an approachable industry-standard programming language. No prior experience with programming is necessary. Engineering analysis and product development processes are integrated. Basic computer skills are strongly recommended. Access to a personal laptop or desktop computer is not required, but desirable.
CAHS provides a rich variety of activities in which students can connect with each other and the community. Activities include sports, clubs, dance, cheer, flag team, speech and debate, journalism (yearbook and news publications), robotics, synthetic biology, Academic League, play production, school dances, and a variety of ASB-sponsored events. The student culture at CAHS is remarkably accepting, nurturing, and wholesome, and all school events are designed to help students engage with each other in safe and supervised environments. All students are encouraged to give back to their communities and are required to complete 37.5 community service hours each year that they are enrolled at CAHS.
Visual & Performing Arts
CAHS believes the visual and performing arts possess inherent value essential in the creation of well-rounded students with a complete education. We believe students should be given the opportunity to think like artists, just as they should also be given the opportunity to approach the world mathematically, scientifically, historically, and linguistically. Studying the arts enables students to connect to content in new ways and gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. The arts encourage and enable students to reflect on quality, celebrate multiple perspectives, solve a problem with multiple solutions, and ‘say’ what cannot be said with words alone. CAHS instruction follows the CA State Standards for artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context, aesthetic valuing, and connections/applications, as well as the Common Core Standards for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. CAHS VAPA courses provide students with an academically enriching and rigorous study of the arts. While many students participate on one of the VAPA clubs or teams, many also take one or more VAPA classes before they graduate.
A-G Requirement: 10 credits (A-G only)
College Prep (A-G) Approved Courses:
- Art 1
- Art 2
- AP Studio Art (Yearlong)
- Dance 1
- Dance 2
- Performance Dance
- Digital Art
- Drama 1
- Guitar 1 (Offered at CAO)
- Pep Band (Offered at CAO)
- New Media and Video Production
Other VAPA Elective Courses (non A-G):
- Audio-Visual Production
- Advanced Art (Yearlong)
- Advanced Choir
- Design Studio
- Advanced Drama
- Leadership and Media
- Musical Theatre (Fall)
- Play Production (Spring)
- Woodshop I
- Advanced Woodshop
- Advanced Guitar (Offered at CAO)
Clubs and Organizations
The associated student body organizes and approves clubs which allow students to meet and gather around a particular interest with a faculty advisor. CAHS typically has 25 or more clubs meeting throughout the year on various days of the week.
Approved CAHS Clubs – 2018-2019
*All clubs meet during lunch, unless otherwise stipulated below
- Academic League
- Synthetic Biology
The Caiman Way – Philosophy of Athletics
“The Caiman Way” philosophy of athletics focuses more on character development than the final score of the game. Athletes are taught to work hard, to live pure, to lead with courage, to honor their teams, and to be committed to their sport. Athletic competition allows our athletes the opportunity to learn the values of discipline, commitment, respect, and hard work. Classical Academy High School’s coaches recognize that athletics is a platform to impact the lives of students. “The Caiman Way” allows student-athletes to apply the lessons and values learned in high school athletics outside of the athletic field. Our hope is that we will partner with parents to help impact young men and women to make a positive contribution to their community, long after their time in high school sports is over.
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
Athletic competition allows student athletes the opportunity to learn the values of discipline, commitment, respect, and hard work.
Athletic Department – firstname.lastname@example.org
Football – Tim Sherlock- email@example.com
Boys Water Polo – John William Bryant- firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Volleyball- Bridgette Salas- email@example.com
Cross Country – AD Chedly Benattia- firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Tennis – Mercedez Cadiz- email@example.com
Surf – Joel Williams- firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Beach Volleyball – Ariel Milo- email@example.com
Boys Basketball – Chris Williams- firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Basketball – Tayler Williams- email@example.com
Boys Soccer- Andres Lopez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Soccer- David Morningstar- email@example.com
Girls Water Polo – Carley Woods- firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf – Brenden Boitano- email@example.com
Baseball – Ron Sisler- firstname.lastname@example.org
Track and Field – Matt Bruno- email@example.com
Swimming – Scott Smithers- firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball – Sean Isham- email@example.com
Boys Volleyball: Jo Milo- firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Lacrosse – John Lambert- email@example.com
Boys Tennis – Crissy Verner- firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Beach Volleyball – Bridgette Salas- email@example.com
Dance Team – Bea Arnold- firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheer Team – Kelly Morattoemail@example.com
Flag Team – Bea Arnold- firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf – Joel Williams- email@example.com
Athletic Director – Chedley Benattia- firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Secretary – JoAnn Goodman- email@example.com
Dean of Students – Alex Boshaw- firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainer – Kaitlin Vexler- email@example.com
For sports schedules, practice times and locations please visit:
CAHS Journalism is an award-winning, dynamic, engaging and exciting program. The journalism staff, a student-run and student-led team, produces two publications on campus: Chronicle, our nationally recognized and award-winning yearbook, and Crimson, our full online newspaper (crimsonnews.org). Our team of photographers, reporters and designers work year round to capture the stories that affect our students and community. We help create a voice for all students at CAHS. If you have a passion for great storytelling, both visually and traditionally, consider joining our team and serving your student body as a student journalist.
Journalism Advisor Barak Smith- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associated Student Body (ASB) is the student-led leadership team whose primary responsibility is to promote school spirit, develop leadership skills, and provide relevant school activities. ASB sponsors a variety of events throughout the year that provide the opportunity for students to participate while developing social skills and healthy relationships. ASB-sponsored events include, spirit days, dances, and many community service projects. ASB students are elected every spring by their fellow students after going through an application and interview process. For more information, please contact Judy Zazvrskey at email@example.com
Juniors and seniors may also apply to Link Crew, a group of upperclassmen dedicated to mentoring and supporting incoming freshmen during their first year of high school. For more information on Link Crew, please contact Chris Minkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.