Intro to ASB: The Student Self Leadership class is designed to teach students how to become self-motivated leaders with integrity and purpose. The core curriculum has been adapted from the Situational Self Leadership program by the Ken Blanchard companies.
Students will be guided through nine modules as they develop skills in speaking, listening, goal setting, negotiation, and problem solving. As a result of their participation in this program, students will be more motivated, confident, flexible, and sure of themselves in their interactions with teachers, parents, advisors, coaches and future employers.
In addition, students will be given opportunities to serve their family, school and community in various events and capacities.
Advanced ASB: Advanced ASB students take the knowledge they have learned in Intro to ASB and put it to action! These advanced leadership students elect their own officers, plan and direct school events, fundraisers and community service projects. There are many opportunities for students to identify an area of interest and serve on a corresponding committee that allows them to pursue their identified passion. Advanced ASB students are responsible for working together to collectively set goals and achieve them. ASB supports the students, families and local community of Coastal Academy through their service.
For questions and/or comments please contact the Director of ASB – Callie Donnelly by emailing her below. firstname.lastname@example.org
Students at Coastal Academy enjoy a variety of club activities. Parent volunteers sponsor all clubs. Students can participate in a variety of sports clubs that meet throughout the year, which may include running, volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag-football, and surfing. Other clubs have also been established which include flag team, band, skateboarding, dance, and Girl Scouts. Parent playgroup meets once a week to provide play time for younger students and siblings. Clubs are based on student interest and parent volunteers. See the Coastal Connection for information.
Parent volunteers organize Co-op sports. After school sports such as volleyball, soccer, and football are held based on parent interest. Non-competitive athletics are offered through community resources. Girls on the Run also provides an after school option for students. Resources are available for those interested in community sports programs.
On Campus FUN
Throughout the year students and parents are invited to get involved with various activities on campus, including Movie Nights, Annual Spelling Bee Competition, various Spirit Days, Scholastic Book Fair, Science Fair, History Fair, Dr. Seuss Breakfast, Annual Food Drive, and a community service project.
Coastal Academy plans field trips several times each year for students and their families to attend. These field trips align with classroom learning in history or science. Some field trips are held at a local park and provide hands-on activities for families to enjoy. Field trip opportunities might include the opera, ballet, a visit to a museum, the zoo, or another educational excursion. All school field trips are designed to be family-friendly, meaning the entire family is welcome to attend unless otherwise stated. Parents are responsible for their children at all school field trips and events. Students in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to take educational and enriching overnight class trips, including Sacramento/San Francisco, Pathfinder Ranch, Astrocamp, Catalina Island, and the East Coast.
The Classical Academy annually hosts Super STEM Saturday, a science event that encourages hands on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This year’s STEM event will be held March 11th at California State University San Marcos.
Visual & Performing Arts
Art classes at Coastal Academy are designed to build a strong foundation in the Visual Arts, as well as inspire and encourage children in various media. Students in grades kindergarten through six study various artists, art history, art movements, and learn about and how to incorporate the elements and principles of design into works of art. Projects are aligned with California State Visual Arts Standards and provide students with a well-rounded and thorough experience in the Visual Arts. Projects begin with an introduction to a particular artist, technique, and/or art movement. Each student will explore the elements and principles of design pertinent to the project, learn art terms, discuss works of art, and will have studio time to create masterpieces.
Music is provided for students in grades K-6. Students experience many different kinds of opportunities through music from around the world. Glee Club style singing and with choreography is taught along with basic music reading. All the music students explore their vocals, a variety of instruments, fun rhythmic expressions and even composing.
Coastal Academy is well known for its top-notch, musical theatre program. Each year in the spring they put on a full-scale junior stage production in the professional Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts. 60 students in grades 4-8 grace the stage with their best acting, singing and dancing in full costumes and makeup. Musical Theatre is an extra-curricular program. Past productions have included Once Upon a Mattress, Seussical The Musical, Honk Jr, The King And I, Alice In Wonderland Jr., Mulan Jr., Fiddler On The Roof Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., The Music Man Jr. and Beauty and the Beast.