Education

  • San Dieguito ready to tackle special education with task force

    San Dieguito ready to tackle special education with task force

    The San Dieguito Union High School District held a special education workshop on Aug. 17, providing a general overview of the state of the program as a whole and sharing goals for the future with the board and a group of highly-engaged parents. Mark Miller, the associate superintendent of administrative...

  • Casa de Amistad recognized as a Certified Service Enterprise

    Casa de Amistad recognized as a Certified Service Enterprise

    Casa de Amistad has been certified by Points of Lights as a Service Enterprise, becoming one of the first Service Enterprises in the coastal North County area.

  • Measure JJ at work in Solana Beach School District

    Measure JJ at work in Solana Beach School District

    The Solana Beach School District has been putting Measure JJ funds to use this summer, kicking off and completing several school modernizations and improvements for its elementary school students. “We’ve had a really busy summer,” said Caroline Brown, the district’s executive director of capital...

  • San Dieguito district forms special education task force

    San Dieguito district forms special education task force

    For the last several months, parents of special education students in the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) have been working to make their voices heard. Parents have protested in front of the district office, filed a petition and often filled the district board room to advocate...

  • SDCCU Classroom Heroes honors Solana Pacific School teacher

    SDCCU Classroom Heroes honors Solana Pacific School teacher

    San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Classroom Heroes recently recognized Laura Stuber, who teaches sixth grade students at Carmel Valley’s Solana Pacific Elementary School, which is in the Solana Beach School District. Her nomination for SDCCU Classroom Heroes read: “Some things that make an...

  • Del Mar school district adds director of innovation, design

    Del Mar school district adds director of innovation, design

    As the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) continues to work on how to make education look radically different for its students, the board recently appointed Laura Spencer to the new position of executive director of innovation and design. “Laura Spencer is a dynamic leader who will bring fresh...

  • ATP program to move out of portables to La Costa Canyon

    ATP program to move out of portables to La Costa Canyon

    Facing criticism from parents over the decision to house students in the Adult Transition Program (ATP) in two portable classrooms on the new Earl Warren Middle School campus, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) invited parents to tour the facility and participate in a special...

  • San Dieguito finds short-term solution for ATP portables

    San Dieguito finds short-term solution for ATP portables

    Facing criticism from parents over the decision to house students in the Adult Transition Program (ATP) in two portable classrooms on the new Earl Warren Middle School campus, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) invited parents to to tour the facility and participate in a special...

  • Encinitas sports leagues eye La Costa Valley fields

    Encinitas sports leagues eye La Costa Valley fields

    The City of Carlsbad is withdrawing its offer to operate the La Costa Valley fields for the San Dieguito Union High School District. Situated on 28 acres on Calle Barcelona, the site is home to two baseball fields, a softball field and three soccer and lacrosse fields. According to the district’s...

  • Canyon Crest Academy graduate named Bank of America Student Leader

    Canyon Crest Academy graduate named Bank of America Student Leader

    CCA graduate Alexander Zhang named Bank of America Student Leader

  • SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach

    SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach

    The San Dieguito Union High School District’s first charter school, the School of Universal Learning (SOUL), has finally found its home. SOUL will open for its first day of school on Aug. 29 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Harper Branch in Solana Beach. Securing a facility had been founders...

  • Villa Musica inspires a music community of all ages

    Villa Musica inspires a music community of all ages

    Villa Musica in Sorrento Valley offers community music education and provides several free programs in under-served areas of San Diego.

  • Canyon Crest Academy group to bring robotics to Panama

    Canyon Crest Academy group to bring robotics to Panama

    Canyon Crest Academy students have come together to form a new nonprofit called STEAM in Panama. The organization’s focus is on sponsoring a robotics team for middle school students at the Metropolitan School of Panama. Currently, Panama does not have a regional robotics representation in the FIRST...

  • San Dieguito parents demand solution for ‘unequal’ portable classrooms

    San Dieguito parents demand solution for ‘unequal’ portable classrooms

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board continues to face questions on how it plans to address the issue of the ATP (adult transition program) portables on the Earl Warren Middle School campus. Parents feel that the conditions are “separate and unequal” with two portables on...

  • Q&A: Female university pioneers past and present

    Q&A: Female university pioneers past and present

    Over four decades as a university administrator, Marvalene Hughes amassed one of the most storied careers in the nation,

  • Special education parents continue to advocate for inclusion

    Special education parents continue to advocate for inclusion

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved its Local Control Accountability Plan for the 2017-18 school year at its June 22 board meeting. The LCAP depicts district goals and actions to address state priorities and details how the district will utilize state Local Control...

  • Report finds no evidence of 'pay for play' at Torrey Pines

    Report finds no evidence of 'pay for play' at Torrey Pines

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) recently completed its response to allegations that the Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) baseball team was in violation of district policies and state law. After an independent investigation by the Sobel Group, the district sent a response to...

  • Parents, coaches express support for TPHS Foundation

    Parents, coaches express support for TPHS Foundation

    When Nicole Baril’s children got to Torrey Pines High School, she had no idea what a foundation was. She thought the Torrey Pines High School Foundation had nothing to do with her, it did not impact her kids and it wasn’t something she needed to be a part of. But as her kids moved through the school...

  • San Dieguito approves budget with $7.4 million deficit

    San Dieguito approves budget with $7.4 million deficit

    At the June 22 San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board meeting, the district adopted the 2017-18 budget in a 3-1 vote, with John Salazar voting against it (board member Mo Muir was absent from the meeting). The budget reflects revenues of $95.9 million and expenditures of $103 million,...

  • Torrey Pines High School twins overcome huge challenges to thrive in a variety of ways

    Torrey Pines High School twins overcome huge challenges to thrive in a variety of ways

    Taylor and Zac Scornavacco were too young to lose their father. The twins, among four siblings, were 11-year-old sixth graders when Michael Scornavacco died of pancreatic cancer in 2011. Their mother, Nancy Scornavacco, faced financial hardships amid the Great Recession that compounded the challenges...

  • Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    Play by CCA teen explores political climate

    When Phillip Magin observed animosity and disagreements among political parties in the recent election, he was inspired to try to make the groups come together through art. The 18-year-old Del Mar playwright, who graduates from Canyon Crest Academy this month, will present a self-written and self-produced...

  • Board member suggests halting CIF sports in San Dieguito district

    Board member suggests halting CIF sports in San Dieguito district

    San Dieguito Union School District board trustee John Salazar voted against the district high schools competing in CIF sports in the 2017-18 school year until the district fixes what he believes is “broken.” At the June 8 board meeting, Salazar said that the CIF has 16 operating principles of “Pursuing...

  • New Skyline School breaks ground in Solana Beach

    New Skyline School breaks ground in Solana Beach

    The Solana Beach School District (SBSD) celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Skyline Elementary School under sunny skies on Friday, June 9. “This is an exciting day for the Solana Beach School District, for our Skyline students and parents and for the whole community of Solana Beach,” said...

  • Parents call for special education overhaul in San Dieguito district

    Parents call for special education overhaul in San Dieguito district

    Parents of special education students made their voices heard on June 8, protesting before the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) meeting and continuing on to the SDUHSD board room where they handed over a petition alleging unequal treatment and facilities for special education students....

  • CCA 12th Annual Film Festival a ‘reel success’

    CCA 12th Annual Film Festival a ‘reel success’

    Canyon Crest Academy’s 12th Annual Film Festival showcased over 25 short films and videos this year. CCA-TV - Envision Cinema Coordinator Mark Raines assisted the students with the production of the creative pieces. Over 200 students, parents and spectators filled the Proscenium Auditorium each...

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