Solana Ranch School in Pacific Highlands Ranch is heading into the final stretch, getting ready to welcome new students this fall.
The carpet has been delivered, the solar canopy has been erected to allow solar power, roll-up doors have been installed in the art room, plant boxes have been built in the school garden and the play equipment will go up in the next four to six weeks.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are coming in the fall and while public schools in California will be mandated to implement them, private schools are in a unique position to use them in whatever way that makes sense for their curriculum and institutions as a whole.
Leaders of local private schools said they like having the opportunity to be flexible regarding Common Core — they can opt out of what they don’t like and embrace ideas they feel would be best for their students.
Over the next month, schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) will host a series of information sessions about the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for current SDUHSD parents. These sessions will educate parents about the CCSS, the district’s plan for transitioning to the CCSS, the shifts in instruction and assessment required by the CCSS, and how parents can best support their students in achieving the expectations outlined in these new standards. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. on the following dates:
At the fifth and final meeting of the Del Mar Union School District’s (DMUSD) facilities master plan outreach group, the group learned about funding alternatives, such as a general obligation bond or parcel tax to pay for the $59.5 million to $118 million of improvements that will be outlined in the master plan. The group looked at what it would take to accomplish the group’s first three priorities of modernization, technology infrastructure and replacing portables with permanent structures, or including the group’s fourth and fifth priorities of space for Extended Studies Curriculum classes and converting libraries to innovation centers.
Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe residents are among the students that attend Canyon Crest Academy and Torrey Pines High School. 2014 will be a big year for the San Dieguito Union High School District’s Canyon Crest Academy as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Since opening, the school has proven excellence in academics, the arts and athletics. Already on the books is a celebration gala event on May 16 called “Across the Universe,” which will include an “Envision Showcase featuring songs from the Beatles.”
Carmel Del Mar music teacher Cinda Peck recently received the 2013 Profiles in Music Education Award from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.
Dec 31, 2013 | Posted in News
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San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) has been selected to participate in Sulam 2.0 — an elite, intensive program addressing the unique needs of day school boards launched by RAVSAK: The Jewish Day School Network in partnership with The AVI CHAI Foundation and an anonymous funder.
Dec 27, 2013 | Posted in Schools
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At the Del Mar Union School District’s Dec. 18 organizational meeting, the board selected Doug Rafner to continue on as president for the 2014 school year. Doug Perkins was named clerk, taking over for Kristin Gibson. — Karen Billing
The Del Mar Union School District board received an update about the district’s preschool at its Dec. 18 meeting as it has been a topic of discussion in the ongoing facilities master planning process. Finding a permanent home for the preschool is one of the goals of the master plan and one proposed idea is moving it from Sycamore Ridge Elementary School, which is facing a growing school population, into new buildings constructed at Torrey Hills Elementary School.
Due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCCF), the historic reform to educational funding in the state, districts must now develop a “Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)” by June 2014, Superintendent Holly McClurg reported to the Del Mar Union School District board on Dec. 18.