Education

  • SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    On Oct. 12, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) held the first of a series of public hearings as it begins the process of transitioning from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system. The city of Encinitas is undergoing a similar effort as the school...

  • 'Mystifique': a unique take on Poe works to haunt CCA campus

    'Mystifique': a unique take on Poe works to haunt CCA campus

    Canyon Crest Academy will perform "Mystifique," a devised theatre piece on Oct. 27-28, Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 7-9.

  • Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

    Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

    San Diego police are investigating possible drug sales by at least one person — a high school parent — who may have provided substances to teenagers at a private San Diego high school and possibly other schools as well, authorities said this week. A Carmel Valley woman has been charged thus far...

  • Solana Beach School District passes resolution to continue DACA program

    Solana Beach School District passes resolution to continue DACA program

    On Oct. 12, the Solana Beach School District (SBSD) adopted a resolution calling on Congress to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and provide DACA recipients with a pathway to permanent residence and eventually U.S. citizenship. “Our board of education believes...

  • Prop AA projects underway at Carmel Valley Middle School

    Prop AA projects underway at Carmel Valley Middle School

    The San Dieguito Union High School District toured four of its campuses on Oct. 4, showing off projects both completed and in progress thanks to Prop AA funding. In addition to new classroom buildings at San Dieguito High School Academy and Canyon Crest Academy and the new state-of-the-art Earl...

  • Torrey Pines' Challenge Day helps build a more connected campus

    Torrey Pines' Challenge Day helps build a more connected campus

    Challenge Day returned to Torrey Pines High School Oct. 2-6, a week in which 450 students went through a social and emotional workshop to help them connect with others and reflect about themselves and their choices. “This event made me feel rooted to our campus and connected with our students...

  • Volunteers, students come together to bring FarmBot technology to Solana Ranch

    Volunteers, students come together to bring FarmBot technology to Solana Ranch

    On Sept. 30, the sixth annual Green Apple Day of Service brought members of the community together to help enhance the STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, arts and math) program at Solana Ranch Elementary School. For Green Apple Day, the San Diego chapter of the US Green Building...

  • CCA student serves as host at Motiv8 Teen Summit on Oct. 22

    CCA student serves as host at Motiv8 Teen Summit on Oct. 22

    Motiv San Diego is hosting the Motiv8 Teen Service Summit on Sunday, Oct. 22, featuring four inspiring speakers, workshops and a nonprofit expo with more than 50 organizations to show San Diego high school teens about the many ways to give back to their communities. The summit will be held from...

  • DMUSD board reviews master plan project costs

    DMUSD board reviews master plan project costs

    The facilities master plan includes $179 million worth of improvements and modernization across the district.

  • SDUHSD to split into trustee areas for elections

    SDUHSD to split into trustee areas for elections

    The San Dieguito Union High School District has begun the process of changing the method in which its trustees are elected. At a Sept. 27 special meeting, the board passed a resolution to transition from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system — meaning the district...

  • Carmel Valley’s Elle McCue honored by NASA Academy

    Carmel Valley’s Elle McCue honored by NASA Academy

    Elle McCue, who is a sophomore student this fall at Canyon Crest Academy, was selected to receive the highest honor awarded to a student at NASA’s Advanced Space Academy.

  • At Casa de Amistad, tutors find a second calling

    At Casa de Amistad, tutors find a second calling

    It’s not always the whiz-kids blazing a path toward college that hit John Gunther the hardest. Sometimes, it’s the kids he didn’t think wanted his help to begin with. Like Jose, for example. Gunther didn’t have the highest of hopes when he started tutoring the high school junior two years ago through...

  • San Dieguito Union High School District and Canyon Crest Academy rank #1 in Niche School Rating

    San Dieguito Union High School District and Canyon Crest Academy rank #1 in Niche School Rating

    San Dieguito Union High School District and Canyon Crest Academy continue to climb in the school ratings, recently being named the number one district and high school in San Diego County, according to a news release. Niche’s 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of...

  • Del Mar district looks to approve new facilities master plan

    Del Mar district looks to approve new facilities master plan

    The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) board will soon approve a new facilities master plan, a vision of how the district’s eight schools need to physically change to align with the district’s Design 2022 strategic plan and reflect its new mission: “the unrelenting pursuit of an extraordinary...

  • Back to school: Your donation is voluntary

    Back to school: Your donation is voluntary

    One of the most important lessons in public school education is that in California, all students have a “free school guarantee” – meaning no students can be charged a fee to participate in educational activities. The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) is hoping to hammer that fact home,...

  • California Department of Ed: No pay for play at Torrey Pines

    California Department of Ed: No pay for play at Torrey Pines

    The California Department of Education has found no evidence that Torrey Pines High School’s baseball program violated the law and required students to pay to play on the team. The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) received the California Department of Education’s (CDE) decision...

  • ATP students move into new La Costa Canyon home

    ATP students move into new La Costa Canyon home

    On Friday, Aug. 25 parents and students toured the new Adult Transition Program classrooms at La Costa Canyon High School. The Adult Transition Program (ATP) supports special needs students ages 18 to 22 and helps prepare them for adult life — the meet and greet was a way for students to explore...

  • New Earl Warren Middle School ready to welcome students back

    New Earl Warren Middle School ready to welcome students back

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) celebrated the ribbon cutting for the new Earl Warren Middle School on Aug. 25. In two years, the 61-year-old Solana Beach campus was demolished and completely rebuilt on time and on budget. “Our oldest middle school is now our newest, but it is still...

  • 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,

  • New science standards stoke exploration, discovery

    New science standards stoke exploration, discovery

    As the Del Mar Union School District board learned about the new Next Generation Science Standards on June 28, district science specialists challenged them with a science experiment. Board members and district staff, including Superintendent Holly McClurg, donned safety goggles and got to work...

  • Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.3 million for district kids

    Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.3 million for district kids

    The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presented a check for $1.263 million to the Del Mar Union School District on June 30. The contributions will make a big impact on the district’s STEAM + curriculum, which provides integrated, hands-on instruction by credentialed specialists in the areas...

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