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2017 Graduates Diplomas and TranscriptsTop of Page

Diplomas & Transcripts
If you did not pick up your diploma after graduation or you need to order transcripts, summer hours for Ms. Andy Shephard, the CCA Registrar, in Student Services are Monday-Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m. 
 
Google Accounts
Many students graduating high school ask how to save any of their Google-related account data, and how long they have until their account is deleted. Graduated students have until August 1 to use Google Takeout to save their files. There is a link at the top of the students my.sduhsd.net page which explains how to retrieve files and data.   
 
 
Thank you
CCA Admin

Important 2017 Graduation InformationTop of Page

Dear CCA Families,

Important 2017 Graduation Information:

·   Class of 2017 Graduation is June 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Raven Stadium.

·   Seniors must report to the lower amphitheater with cap & gown no later than 12:30 pm. Seniors should either carpool or be dropped off in order to conserve as many parking spots as possible for family/friends.

PARKING

·   Free parking will be available in the student lot & the staff lot. Click here for a Graduation Parking Map (where to park, drop off visitors, etc.).

·   Need a handicapped parking spot? The best lot to use is the student lot; however, each of the three lots includes handicapped spots and all three lots will also include a golf cart provided by CCA to help those who need assistance

·   Pacific Trails Middle School and the construction lot on the west side of the fire station will be available.

·   The visitor's lot will be accessible only to those who have purchased an advanced parking space through the CCA Foundation

SEATING

·   Seating will be available in the bleacher area, as well as on the field. No standing in aisles or in front of the stage.

·   Raven Stadium includes men’s & women’s restrooms as well as a concession stand with water to be sold by CCA ASB.

·   NO high heels are allowed to be worn on the turf field and track - this includes graduates and family & friends. You may wear wedges.

·   Out of respect for all guests, umbrellas, balloons, signs and any other items that may obstruct anyone’s view will not be allowed during the graduation ceremony.

·   Dogs and other animals, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed on campus.

Graduates borrowing a cap & gown must return it to the designated table behind the gym immediately following the ceremony.

Diplomas will be distributed behind the gym immediately following the ceremony

Photography will be available for graduation photos, if interested. Click here for more information.

For more information, please view the Graduation Screencast.

 

Thank you for your cooperation,

 

CCA Administration

Senior Week ActivitiesTop of Page

Dear CCA Seniors,

A few important reminders as we begin Senior Week:

Senior Check-Out Forms: All students who were notified that they must complete a Senior Check-Out form due to outstanding fines, textbooks, coursework required for graduation or Senior Exit Survey, must return completed check-out forms to the CCA Registrar, Andy Shephard no later than Monday, June 12, at 3:15 pm in order to be eligible to participate in Senior Week activities.

Senior Week    All seniors will be required to check in for attendance purposes as follows:

  • Monday 6/12:  Senior Final Exams & Check-out. All Seniors should plan to attend classes as normal. This is a regular school day.

Senior Grill & Chill, Karaoke & DJ at CCA at 5:00 pm.

  • Tuesday 6/13: Students not attending Disneyland must be excused through the attendance office.

  • Disneyland – Seniors should meet in the student lot by 7:40 am to check in. Buses leave 8 am and return 10 pm.

  • Wednesday 6/14: Senior Doughnuts in the Lower Amphitheater - check in at the proscenium by 10:30 am, where attendance will be taken.   

Senior Roller Skate Night from 8:30-10:30 pm at SkateWorld (Kearny Mesa Shopping Center, 6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111).

  • Thursday 6/15: Senior Lunch check in lower amphitheater by 11:30 am, where attendance will be taken.

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at 12:30 pm. Caps and gowns will be distributed to students behind the gym following the graduation rehearsal. Consider taking your pictures in advance.

  • Friday 6/16:  Graduation! Seniors report to the open amphitheater no later than 12:30 pm, dressed in cap and gown for graduation ceremony. Wear sunblock and if you plan on wearing heels, make sure they are wedges!  Seniors should do everything they can to carpool or have someone drop them off at school.  Thank you for your support as we save as much parking as possible for friends/relatives of our graduates!


Just a reminder that Senior Week events are all school-sponsored events. All students are expected to follow the CCA Discipline policy.


We are looking forward to a fun, safe Senior Week for the Class of 2017!

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

ISPE Logs and Evals DueTop of Page

Hello ISPE Families:

This e-mail serves as a last notice for the 2016-17 school year that your ISPE logs and evaluations are due by midnight June 9th (as per Blackboard).  

REMINDER:

  • If you use a Mac (.PAGES) be sure to convert the file to .doc, .pdf,  .jpeg, or .docx
  • All items must be turned in via blackboard.  E-mail will not suffice.
  • Scan signed documents, or turn them in as a picture (jpeg file)
  • Remember, along with your logs, there are 2 evaluations due; the coaches evaluation, and a self-evaluation

All information regarding logs and evaluations is on blackboard.

*Students who have not turned in logs, and evaluations by the specified deadline on blackboard will earn an "F" for ISPE for the quarter.

Have a Great Summer CCA! We look forward to seeing you in the Fall

-Mr. Bess

Grad Night Needs YOUR Help!Top of Page

Grad Night Needs YOUR Help!

One of the great activities that all seniors look forward to at CCA is Grad Night, which is held on campus.  To pull this off, we need our dedicated and caring parent volunteers and/or undergraduate students.  

If you are a parent of an 11th, 10th, or 9th grader or if you are an undergraduate student—We Need You!

We need your help on Friday, June 16th, any time between 4pm and 8pm at the Gym to make final preparations for our seniors who will be going to Grad Nite.  We will gladly put you to work, and appreciate you “paying it forward,” because your students will get this great opportunity when they are seniors, too!  Thank you very much!

 

UCSB Webinars for JuniorsTop of Page

CCA Juniors,

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is offering freshman webinars this summer.  Two of the three webinar topics are for all UC freshman applicants regardless of the UC campus to which you are applying.   Students can chat live with UCSB Admissions Counselors about the UC application, Personal Insight Questions and more. Registration is live.  Scroll to the “Freshman” section. Webinars include:

  • Personal Insight Question Workshops: Learn more about the UC Personal Insight Questions and tips about the writing process on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. PST.

  • UC Application Workshops: Take a step by step look at the UC application and some tips on how to best present yourself on Thursdays at 4 p.m. PST. 

  • Freshman Selection at UCSB: Which of UCSB's three undergraduate colleges is the right fit for you? Hear a detailed overview of the selection process for UCSB freshmen on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. PST.

Webinar dates are from Wednesday, July 5 – August 10.  You may sign up for as many as you’d like.

 

Lost and FoundTop of Page

Hello Ravens:

If your student has lost an item during the 2016-17 school year, please encourage them stop by the front administration office to check our Lost and Found no later than3:30pm on Tuesday June 13th!

CCA will be donating or discarding any and all unclaimed items by Wednesday June 14th!

Have a Great Summer CCA

CCA Admin

Class of 2018 Senior Portrait InformationTop of Page

Hello, parents of the class of 2018.  As soon as graduation passes, your son or daughter will become a senior. Official senior portraits for the yearbook this year will be created during the summer by Keane Studios. Reservations must be made regardless of the type of portrait you choose. You can select from three different studio session types, each including the complimentary yearbook image. For information and to reserve, please go to keaneseniors.com That’s k-e-a-n-e seniors.com. Their best rates are available before June 15. Thank you for reserving this right away.

Senior Finals, Check Out and Senior WeekTop of Page

Dear CCA Seniors,
 
We are approaching graduation! A few important reminders about Senior Finals, Check Out and Senior Week:

Senior Finals and Check Out days are Friday, June 9 and Monday, June 12.

Before Tuesday, June 6, all seniors must:
  • be passing all required courses 
  • return any library books, textbooks or other school materials 
  • complete the Senior Exit Survey in Naviance (under "About Me" in left hand menu)
  • clear or pay any outstanding fees with the library and finance office
Any senior who has not completed all of these steps will be notified
next week
and then must complete a required Senior Check-Out form
on June 9 & 12
to
address
outstanding fines, textbooks, coursework required for graduation or Senior Exit Survey
,
in order to be eligible to participate in Senior Week activities
and graduation
.
If you have completed everything, you will not need to participate in the check out process so plan to complete these items in advance!
 
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
 
CCA Administration

 

Senior Exit Survey and Final Transcipt InformationTop of Page

Hello Senior Ravens,

 

To facilitate a smooth transition to graduation, we need your attention to three important matters.  (If you have already completed your Senior Exit Survey and turned in your Final Transcript Request Form – thank you!)

 

1. Senior Exit Survey - Senior Survey in Naviance is open - complete it before Monday, June 5th, to save time and so you don’t have to do the check-out form during final exams!  Survey is under the About Me tab, left-hand menu.  Indicate the college admission decision for each school to which you applied. Do not leave it as “Unknown” unless you are still active on the school’s waitlist.  If you did not apply to a school in your list, select “withdrawn.”   If you are attending a community college, include the college in your list and indicate it as your “attending” school.

 

2. Final official transcripts- must be requested from the CCA Registrar between May 22nd and June 12 using the paper transcript request form. They can ONLY be requested directly from the CCA Registrar to be mailed - CCA is not able to submit final transcripts electronically via Naviance, Parchment, Common App or any other form of online submission. EVEN THOUGH IT INDICATES “SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPT”, THE FINAL TRANSCRIPT CANNOT BE SENT VIA NAVIANCE.

 

3. Off campus coursework - the official transcript showing the grade and credits for any off campus course must be submitted to the CCA Registrar by Friday, June 2, 2017 to be assured it will be posted to your CCA transcript for graduation.

 

Please see your counselor during daily walk-in times, before or after school or at lunch, to follow up if you need any assistance.

 

Fourth Quarter GradesTop of Page

The Progress Grade reporting period ended on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  Progress Report Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are not permanent grades, but are meant to convey your student’s progress at this time.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  The final Quarter will end Friday, June 16, 2017 and permanent grades will be posted to the transcript the following week.  The last day to drop a class with a W is this Thursday, May 25, 2017.

 

Prom 2017Top of Page

Hello CCA Families and Students,

 

The end of the school year is near, and with it comes the time-honored high school tradition - PROM!  This year’s prom is scheduled for this Saturday, May 20 at the Kona Kai Resort (1551 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106). Below are rules and reminders, both from our administration and from the venue. We look forward to a great night and expressing the best of CCA Raven culture!

Reminders about Policy for CCA Dances (outlined in the Dance Contract):

  • *NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR* (the venue requires final ticket sales before the event. This is non-negotiable. You can purchase tickets from the Finance Office until 3:30pm on Friday, May 19).

  • Students must check-in with their School ID.

  • No entry after 8:30pm and students cannot leave before 9:15pm. There is no re-entry if you leave the venue.

  • Guests are REQUIRED to check-in with the CCA student who is bringing them.

  • Students are expected to dress appropriately and behave in accordance with the values of our school.

  • Limos and buses will be boarded/checked by administration and SDPD resource officers.

  • There will be random testing for drugs and/or alcohol. Any teens showing signs of drug or alcohol consumption will be excluded from the dance, and a parent or guardian will be called to take them home. School consequences for this infraction of the discipline code include suspension and/or expulsion. Additionally, an offense may result in loss of senior privileges.

Venue Notes

  • Shoes must be worn at all times

  • We will have bag check available. If you check your personal effects, you can only pick them up when you leave or at the conclusion of the dance (no removal or adding of items, incl. phones)

  • The dance itself will be inside, but there are outdoor areas available as part of the venue. The evening temperature will likely be pleasant but windy.

PARKING AND LOADING-IN AND LOADING-OUT:

  • Parking is $18 in the Kona Kai guest lots (there is no event discount for this dance).

  • There is limited street or free parking along Shelter Island Dr. but be aware that these spots can fill up, especially if there are other events/concerts at resorts on Shelter Island.

  • Limos/Buses: Depending on size, limos/buses can use the turnaround at the front entrance to the hotel or can drop off in one of the loading zones on Shelter Island Dr. nearest the entrance.

  • Parents dropping off or picking up students may use the main hotel entrance.

Tips for CCA Parents/Guardians: This is a time to exercise the “trust but verify” approach to parenting to help us host another safe dance: You can and should trust your teens, but should still ask questions to verify their plans for the night.

 

  1. Do not allow “just driving around” time in the limo. Nothing is accomplished by teens just driving around in the limo, and it tends to be the time when trouble is most likely to occur.

  2. Consider allowing no more than eight teens in a limo. Limiting the number increases your chances of knowing each student and his or her parents, and putting your kids in a comfortable situation because they are with friends, rather than strangers. Limo busses are not a good idea. Please be aware that students often decide to stay on the bus and not disembark at the prom, leaving them for several hours without supervision. Please also take the time to check the contract with the limo company to determine who bears liability.

  3. Inspect the limo before you let your kids get inside. Many limos come fully stocked with alcohol. Do not allow students who have not bought a ticket to ride in the limo.

  4. Require a written itinerary for your group. Where they are dining, when they will get to the dance, when they will be picked up, where they are going after the dance, and where and when they will be dropped off at the end of the evening. Be aware of what is happening after the event. If students are participating in after-dance events, know what the plans are, where the students will be and who will be present to supervise.

  5. Meet with the limo driver, students and parents at the pick-up spot. Make sure all students and parents are present as you explain your expectations. Make certain the driver has the written itinerary, and make it clear that you expect the itinerary to be followed. The driver is working for you, not for the students. Do not give the driver the final payment until you meet at the end of the evening.

  6. If your teen is not the one organizing the limo, contact the family of the one who is. Speak with those parents and make sure that you are comfortable with the rules they expect to be followed before agreeing to allow your student to travel with that group.

  7. Make sure you talk to your teens when they come home after the dance. Spend some time talking about the evening and making sure they came home safe, sound and sober.

Welcome 2017-18 ISPE StudentsTop of Page

Dear Ravens,

In your course requests for 2017-2018, you requested Independent Study PE (ISPE). Some reminders - if you would like to take ISPE in 2017-2018, you must:

1. Complete the ISPE online application and submit all supporting materials via the SDUHSD District website before the district deadline of June 2. Here is the link: http://www.sduhsd.net/Parents--Students/Teaching-and-Learning/Independent-Study-PE-ISPE/index.html.

2. Complete the State of California Health curriculum requirement. SDUHSD will be offering an online summer independent study Health course for students who are approved for ISPE. http://www.sduhsd.net/Parents--Students/Teaching-and-Learning/Summer-School/index.html, Once you are approved, you will be invited to an orientation meeting which will inform students how to access the curriculum and tests. Eligible ISPE students must complete the Health course by July 21 or you will be placed in Year One PE with Health for next year.

If you are not on the SDUHSD list of approved students after the June 2, 2017 deadline, you will be moved from ISPE to Year One PE, if you still need to fulfill PE and/or Health credits.
If you will not be taking ISPE, please reply to confirm and we will place you in Year One PE or Dance.

Third Quarter GradesTop of Page

The Third Quarter 2017 reporting period ended on Friday, April 7, 2017. Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab. These are permanent grades that have been posted to your student’s transcript. If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly. No report cards will be printed or mailed. The Fourth Quarter 2017 Add/Drop deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.  

 

The 3rd Quarter reporting period ended on Friday, April 7, 2017. Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab. No report cards will be printed or mailed. These are permanent grades that have been posted to your student’s transcript. If you have any questions regarding a grade, please contact the teacher directly. The deadline to drop a current 4th Quarter class with no mark is Monday, May 1, 2017.

 

Coffee with Killeen April 21stTop of Page

Our next Coffee with Killeen is tomorrow morning.  Here are the details:
 
Where:  CCA Cage
When:  Friday, April 21, 2017
Time:  8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Agenda:
  • Dollars for Scholars will share some important information about annual scholarships and how you can get involved
  • San Dieguito Alliance for a Drug Free Youth will share information about an upcoming community forum in our neighborhood
  • Students from our Envision Program will share what our program is all about and what events are coming up that may be of interest to you
  • Our Superintendent, Mr. Eric Dill, will be here to meet you
  • Principal Killeen will close with a few current topics and take some Q & A
Thank you!

Residency Verification Deadline March 31stTop of Page

Attention Raven Families:


This is the last week to submit your proof of residence for the upcoming school year.

SDUHSD requires annual residency verifications for all continuing SDUHSD students and any new students enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. All continuing students must submit residency documentation NO LATER THAN March 31, 2017. Visit sduhsd.net or Facebook for updated information.


If you have additional questions regarding residency verification, please e-mail verify@sduhsd.net. For those families who have already submitted these time sensitive forms, thank you!!


Thank you,

CCA Administration

 

AP Exam Registration ReminderTop of Page

As a reminder, AP Exam Registration 2017 runs until tomorrow, March 17, at midnight. The cost per exam is $111. Please visit http://sduhsdapexams.com to review policies and information, and to submit your registration and payment. Late registration will incur penalty fees. No orders will be accepted after March 28, 2017.

Additionally, CCA Teachers are holding student AP Workshops to prepare for testing. The schedule, provided by CCA teachers, is available on our website. Please be sure to refer to the CCA home page for any updates.

Quarter 3 Progress GradesTop of Page

The 3rd quarter Progress Grade reporting period ended on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Progress Report Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab. These are not permanent grades, but are meant to convey your student’s progress at this time.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed. The 3rd quarter will end Friday, April 7, 2017 and permanent grades will be posted to the transcript the following week.  The last day to drop a 3rd quarter class with a Withdraw (W) mark on the transcript is this Friday, March 17, 2017.
 
 

Course Selection ReminderTop of Page

Hello Raven Parents,

This is a reminder that your student attended a course selection presentation and received a 2017-2018 course contract last week. Please refer to the Returning Student Course Selection page to review the presentation and procedures. After your student completes the contract and submits online course requests via the Aeries Parent Portal, they will need to submit the signed contract to the Counseling Secretary by March 20. Please have your student check the box to indicate if you are requesting to meet with a counselor to discuss the schedule.

Thank you
 
CCA Counseling

MiraCosta College Application WorshopsTop of Page

CCA Senior,

If you are planning to attend MiraCosta College (MCC) after graduation, CCA Counseling has scheduled four events in March to assist your transition:

    3/13    MiraCosta Transfer Center Workshop: 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Learning Commons Annex Classroom.  While presented by MiraCosta College (MCC) staff, this workshop is applicable for all students planning to attend community college after high school graduation. Transfer information for the UC’s, CSU’s     and private institutions will be presented. Parents are welcome to attend.

 

3/15     MiraCosta Application Workshop:  8:00 – 9:30 am in the College & Career Center.  MiraCosta College     Outreach staff will be available to walk students through the application process and ensure that it is completed correctly.  The workshop will cover the process of including high school transcript information in your application which can be used as an alternative to taking the placement     tests.  Students should have their full social security number when completing the application, a copy of their transcript or access to Aeries. (Students who do not have a social security number can still apply.)

 

3/29    Assessment testing (math or English): 7:45 - 9:30 am in the Learning Commons Annex Classroom:  The English placement test is now web based and will be completed on laptops or on school computers.  The math test is on paper but students that provide their transcript information will all get a placement in math.  Students shouldn’t need to take both but will have the option to take math if they would like.  Students with low GPA’s and grades in math may be placed in MCC pre-transfer level math courses.  Any student that cannot attend the placement test at CCA can take the test on his/her own at a MCC test center.  If a student is required to take a placement test, it is strongly suggested he/she do so prior to the eCAP field trip as course selection will take place during ECAP.  

 

3/31    ECAP Field Trip for students planning to attend MiraCosta College after high school graduation:  Orientation, advising, and fall course selection are part of ECAP.  Lunch is provided.  Sign-up sheets and info packets for the ECAP Field Trip are available in the College & Career Center. Students must sign the sign-up sheet, pick up a packet, and complete and return the field trip permission slip.  Permission slips must be returned no later than Monday, March 27.  Students who have not turned in a permission slip on time will not be allowed to attend ECAP.  Students attending ECAP must ride the bus from and back to CCA.  No exceptions! The bus from CCA will depart promptly at 7:45 am.   Students check in at the Student Parking Lot at 7:30 am on Friday, March 31, to board the bus. Students will return to CCA no later than 2:45 pm.

 

Thank you

CCA Counseling

Requesting Letter of RecommendationTop of Page

Attention CCA Families:

 

 

Many students are looking into summer internships, jobs, scholarships, summer programs, etc. and need a letter of recommendation from a CCA staff member. This is a reminder how to request a letter of recommendation from a staff member.

  1. Respectfully ask a staff member in person, (not by email) whether s/he will write a letter of recommendation at least 3 weeks in advance of a deadline.

  2. Log in to Naviance and complete a CCA FERPA agreement, located in the "links" section (left side) on the Naviance home page.  The student and a parent/guardian must read and sign the CCA FERPA document and return it directly to the person who will write the letter or complete the form.  No information about a student can be released unless a CCA FERPA is provided.

11th Grade Counseling PresentationsTop of Page

Dear 11th Grade Raven Families,

Next week, the Counseling Department will hold 11th Grade Counseling Presentations during period 3 on Tuesday, 3/7 and Wednesday, 3/8. Counselors will review high school graduation and college entrance requirements, creating a preliminary college list, and planning ahead for the college application process, along with 2017-2018 Course Selection guidance and procedures. Teachers will send students on one of the two days; any student who cannot attend one presentation day may attend the other. 

A corresponding presentation for parents of 11th grade students will be offered on Tuesday, 3/7 at 6:30 pm in the Proscenium Theater. We hope you will join us and not miss this opportunity to receive helpful information in support of your student! 

 

10th Grade Course SelectionTop of Page

10th Grade Raven Families~

 

2017-2018 Course Selection presentations will be held on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8 in the Proscenium Theater. On those days, we will distribute the 2017-2018 course selection contracts for you and your student to complete. If you would like to meet with your counselor regarding course selections, to review your 4-year plan, or to ask questions, please be sure to check the box on the contract to indicate your request, and your counselor will contact you to set up a date by grade-level after the course selection deadline.

Thank you,

CCA Counselors

9th Grade Course SelectionTop of Page

9th Grade Raven Families~

 

2017-2018 Course Selection presentations will be held on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8 in the Proscenium Theater. On those days, we will distribute the 2017-2018 course selection contracts for you and your student to complete. If you would like to meet with your counselor regarding course selections or to ask questions, please be sure to check the box on the contract to indicate your request, and your counselor will contact you to set up a date by grade-level after the course selection deadline.

If you’d like to get a head start on planning your courses, please review the CCA Year Plan template and fill out your planned courses prior to meeting with your counselor. This rough draft of your 4 Year Plan will help you to make informed decisions as you move through high school.

Thank you,

CCA Counselors

CCA Spring Term InformationTop of Page

Dear Raven Families -


Congratulations on completing the fall term! Monday (1/30) and Tuesday (1/31) are non-school days for students. Second-quarter grades will be posted to Aeries on Monday, February 6, under “Grades.” The Spring term will begin on Wednesday, February 1. Please note this is a regular schedule day (late start moved to 2/8/17)

 

After 3:30 pm today, January 31, all students should check the Aeries Portal under “Student Info: Classes” to confirm their spring class schedule and room assignments. If you are unable to access Aeries, please visit the Media Center before school on the first day of the term. *Note: Student class schedules will not be printed/passed out on the first day of spring term. All students should print their spring schedule in Aeries.


SDUHSD Board Policy sets a two-week limit at the beginning of each term to add a class to replace a dropped course, and to drop a class without it reflecting on the transcript. In an effort to serve students more efficiently and improve attendance in the first week of the term, students who need to request schedule changes may download an Add/Drop Request Form from the CCA Counseling website and turn in the completed form to the Counseling Office during daily walk-in periods, before or after school or at lunch. Students must attend their scheduled classes while the add/drop request is being processed. Counselors are not able to address spring schedule change requests by phone or email.


Congratulations again on an outstanding fall term!


CCA Administration

 

CCA 2017 Gala: Rendezvous in ParisTop of Page

CCA 2017 Gala RENDEZVOUS IN PARIS is upon us. Click the link below for more information
 

Spring Term Course Change RequestsTop of Page

Dear CCA Students and Parents:


Students selected year-long class schedules for 2016-2017 and spring term classes are visible in the Aeries portal under Classes. Please note there may still be changes to periods, rooms and teachers until the spring master schedule is finalized Jan. 31.


Spring Term Course Change Requests  

From Jan. 17-20, students may request necessary class changes in advance of second term. During this time, students may request to:

  • Repeat classes that a student has not passed

  • Add an academic intervention class

  • Level change between College Prep. and Honors/Advanced Placement

  • Add a class to meet graduation requirements or for college eligibility requirements

  • Drop a class for a free period

  • Switch electives within the same period; very limited availability due to master schedule. 


All requests are based on SDUHSD Course Selection Guidelines as outlined on the Course Selection Contract and on space availability. The required request form is posted on the Counseling website and it can be submitted during Counseling walk-in periods, before or after school or at lunch daily. If the class change is possible and space is available, it will be reflected on the student class schedule for the first day of the spring term. Counselors are unable to comment on space availability.  There will be no elective changes after the start of the term. All other course change requests can be addressed during the two-week add/drop period.


Students with questions about classes may come in to Counseling during walk-in time, before or after school or at lunch, as well. Counselors are not able to address spring course requests via phone or email and are not able to change currently scheduled teachers or periods. 


We look forward to another great term!

CCA Administration

 

CCA Sidewalk ClosureTop of Page

Heads Up CCA and PTMS Students and Parents!

We have closed the cross walk shown in these pictures due to safety reasons (click the links below). Please be sure to cross Village Center Loop on the west side, where there is a sidewalk. Thank you for your attention to this safety matter.

Stay safe CCA and PTMS!

CCA Senior Graduation InformationTop of Page

 

Dear Seniors and Parents of Seniors,

This week in Government and Economics classes at CCA, you or your student should have received a packet from SD Grad detailing options for cap & gown, senior announcements, and other senior class and graduation products. If you are not currently enrolled in Gov/Econ, there are extra packets in the front office and in .pdf form on the CCA website under the New & Events section.

SD Grad is the vendor agreed upon by the San Dieguito Union High School District to offer these products to our families. Please note that the “loan” option for the cap,  gown and tassel is explained and available on the middle insert of the packet (cap & gown must be returned in reusable condition to qualify, no customization of caps or ordering the parts separately allowed) . The deadline for the decision to buy or rent the cap & gown is April 15th, 2017. Other optional products have an order deadline of Feb. 1, 2017. SD Grad will be on campus at lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 11th to answer any questions or process orders. You can also manage your orders  at www.sdgrad.com or at 619-440-5426.

AP Exam Reg, Add/Drop & Course Request ChangeTop of Page

 

Please review the following information that will be important for your students as we move toward the Spring term.


AP Exam Registration 2017


  • Registration for the May 2017 AP exam administration opens on January 5 and runs until March 17.

  • Cost per exam is $111.

  • Please visit http://sduhsdapexams.com to review policies and information, and to submit your registration and payment. Late registration will incur penalty fees.

  • No orders will be accepted after March 28, 2017.


2nd Quarter “W” Deadline:

  • Thursday, Jan. 5 is the last day to drop a 2nd quarter class with a “W” on the transcript.  After this date, students receive the grade they earn on their transcript.


Course Request Change Window Preceding Spring Term:

  • Window: January 17 - January 20, 2017

  • Students may submit class change request form for the following:

    • Level changes between College Prep. and Honors/AP

    • Repeating classes that a student has not passed

    • Adding an academic intervention class

    • Adding a class to meet High School Graduation Requirements or for College Eligibility Requirements

    • Dropping a class for a free period

    • Switching electives within the same period; very limited availability due to master schedule.


Spring Term Add/Drop Key Dates:

  • 3rd Quarter - Students may add/drop a class with no mark by February 15, 2017 and with a Withdraw (W) by Friday, March 17.

  • 4th Quarter - Students may add/drop a class with no mark by May 1, 2017 and with a Withdraw (W) by Thursday, May 25.


Thank you for your continued support and happy holidays!


CCA Administration

 

Quarter 2 Progress Report GradesTop of Page

 

The 2nd quarter progress report period ended on Friday, December 9, 2016.  2nd quarter progress report grades will be posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are not permanent grades, but are meant to convey your student’s progress at this time. If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  

The 2nd quarter will end Friday, January 27, 2017 and final grades will be posted to the transcript the following week.  The last day to drop a 2nd quarter class with a Withdraw (W) on the transcript  is Thursday, January 5, 2017.

 

Pertussis NotificationTop of Page

 

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

 

We have confirmed with public health that a CCA student has been reported as positive for pertussis, also known as “whooping cough.” The attached notification provides you more information.

If you are pregnant, please contact your OB/GYN provider immediately and notify them that a positive case of pertussis was identified at CCA. According to the public health nurse, pregnant women are not at risk, but they should request prophylactic antibiotics as a safety/preventative measure.

 

Thank you.


File attachments:
Communicable Desease Info (Revised 7-08).pdf
Communicable Desease Info (SP) (Revised 7-08).pdf

CCA PALsTop of Page

 

Hello CCA Parents,

 

Have you ever wondered what student resources are on campus that you aren’t aware of?  Well, to ensure a positive high school experience for your child, it is a good idea to become familiar with the places they can go when in need of help. One of those resources is PALs, a student run organization that not only organizes events that promote student connectedness, they also provide peer counseling to students.  Students can come to PALs to vent about pretty much anything (i.e. academic stress, social or family issues, etc.).  If you feel that your child may be in need of a friendly ear, you can go to ccapals.com and click “contact a PAL.”  If you have any questions, you can contact the PALs advisor, John Unwin at john.unwin@sduhsd.net.

 
 

Sincerely,

 

CCA PALs

 

Juniors: College Visit OpportunitiesTop of Page

 

CCA Students and Families,

Counseling often communicates with students and parents through Naviance.   Naviance is a comprehensive planning tool that enables college and career research, and in senior year, facilitates document upload to the Common Application.  Scholarship opportunities, enrichment programs, and college visits are posted in Naviance.  Naviance is site-specific, and student information is viewable only by CCA counselors, Ms. Burton, and during senior year, teachers requested to write recommendations.

Many 9 – 11 grade students/parents have yet to register for Naviance accounts.  Students who have not registered for Naviance can login by clicking I need to register and entering the student ID# for New User registration code.  Parents register by entering the student’s ID# followed by a letter p (ex: 123456p). (For returning users who forget passwords, click the forgot your password link on the Naviance page; if you need assistance, contact Ms. Burton.

Opportunities you may not be aware of:

JUNIORS:  We are opening future college visits to juniors.   College visits, unless noted otherwise, take place in the College & Career Center. There are three scheduled in December.  

SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design):  Monday, December 12 at 2:15 PM.  Seniors can still apply to SCAD,  but because many art schools require portfolios, it may benefit current juniors to hear about the process for art schools.

Dartmouth:  Tuesday, December 13th at 12:45. This is not a visit by an admission officer but by a student ambassador (local student currently attending Dartmouth).  The purpose is to answer questions about student life at Dartmouth; the visit is designed for current seniors who applied to Dartmouth, and for juniors intending to apply next fall.   A Dartmouth Admission Officer  will likely visit CCA in fall 2017during the college recruitment season.

Cambridge University (England):  Friday, December 16th at 1:30 PM.  One of CCA’s former students is currently in his second year at Cambridge.  He works in their International Admissions office, and will visit CCA to share specifics about applying to colleges in the UK.  The process is quite different.  Cambridge & Oxford have early application deadlines (typically in October for the following fall), so current juniors intending to apply to Cambridge or Oxford, should attend.  Additionally, the process of applying to all schools in the UK will be discussed.  Juniors interested in applying to colleges in the U.K. are encouraged to attend.

A College Visit Pass is required to attend college visits; the pass is found in the Document Library on your Naviance home page, right-hand menu.  Directions are available when you sign- up for the visit.

ALL GRADES:  CCA is already receiving information about summer programs.  Many have early deadlines, especially the more selective ones.  Opportunities posted in Naviance are often those subsidized by a college or sponsor.  Research opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and a few internships are posted in enrichment programs (in Naviance under the Colleges tab, second section, enrichment programs).   Some are grade specific and may are for current 9-11 graders.

ALL GRADES:  Scholarship opportunities are also posted in Naviance under the Colleges tab (third section, scholarship list.) While most are for seniors, there are several open to more than one grade, or to all grades.  Naviance offers a drop down menu to sort by grade level.   You are encourage to check often for updates.

 

Naviance Log In InformationTop of Page

 

CCA Students and Families,

Counseling often communicates with students and parents through Naviance.   Naviance is a comprehensive planning tool that enables college and career research, and in senior year, facilitates document upload to the Common Application.  Scholarship opportunities, enrichment programs, and college visits are posted in Naviance.  Naviance is site-specific, and student information is viewable only by CCA counselors, Ms. Burton, and during senior year, teachers requested to write recommendations.

Many 9 – 11 grade students/parents have yet to register for Naviance accounts.  Students who have not registered for Naviance can login by clicking I need to register and entering the student ID# for New User registration code.  Parents register by entering the student’s ID# followed by a letter p (ex: 123456p). (For returning users who forget passwords, click the forgot your password link on the Naviance page; if you need assistance, contact Ms. Burton.

Opportunities you may not be aware of:

JUNIORS:  We are opening future college visits to juniors.   College visits, unless noted otherwise, take place in the College & Career Center. There are three scheduled in December.  

SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design):  Monday, December 12 at 2:15 PM.  Seniors can still apply to SCAD,  but because many art schools require portfolios, it may benefit current juniors to hear about the process for art schools.

Dartmouth:  Tuesday, December 13th at 12:45. This is not a visit by an admission officer but by a student ambassador (local student currently attending Dartmouth).  The purpose is to answer questions about student life at Dartmouth; the visit is designed for current seniors who applied to Dartmouth, and for juniors intending to apply next fall.   A Dartmouth Admission Officer  will likely visit CCA in fall 2017during the college recruitment season.

Cambridge University (England):  Friday, December 16th at 1:30 PM.  One of CCA’s former students is currently in his second year at Cambridge.  He works in their International Admissions office, and will visit CCA to share specifics about applying to colleges in the UK.  The process is quite different.  Cambridge & Oxford have early application deadlines (typically in October for the following fall), so current juniors intending to apply to Cambridge or Oxford, should attend.  Additionally, the process of applying to all schools in the UK will be discussed.  Juniors interested in applying to colleges in the U.K. are encouraged to attend.

A College Visit Pass is required to attend college visits; the pass is found in the Document Library on your Naviance home page, right-hand menu.  Directions are available when you sign- up for the visit.

ALL GRADES:  CCA is already receiving information about summer programs.  Many have early deadlines, especially the more selective ones.  Opportunities posted in Naviance are often those subsidized by a college or sponsor.  Research opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and a few internships are posted in enrichment programs (in Naviance under the Colleges tab, second section, enrichment programs).   Some are grade specific and may are for current 9-11 graders.

ALL GRADES:  Scholarship opportunities are also posted in Naviance under the Colleges tab (third section, scholarship list.) While most are for seniors, there are several open to more than one grade, or to all grades.  Naviance offers a drop down menu to sort by grade level.   You are encourage to check often for updates.

10th Grade PresentationsTop of Page

Attention 10th Grade Raven Families,

The CCA Counseling Department will hold 10th Grade Student Presentations during period 2 on Tuesday 12/13 and Wednesday 12/14 in the Proscenium Theater. Teachers will send students on one of the two days; any student who cannot attend one presentation day may attend the other.

A presentation for parents of 10th Grade Students will be offered on Tuesday, 12/13 at 6:00 PM in the Proscenium Theater.

Counselors will review the SDUHSD graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, standardized testing  information, Naviance, and share general tips for 10th graders. The presentation will be available on the CCA Counseling Website Presentation Index for you to view. Hard copies will not be available at the presentation. We hope you will join us to receive helpful information for a successful high school experience!

 

Lost and Found ItemsTop of Page

Hello Raven Family,

Our lost & found is full, and we want to give you the opportunity to have your student(s) come to the front desk in the admin building to look for and retrieve any items they may have misplaced this year. All unclaimed items will be donated this Friday- 12/09/16 at 1:30pm. 

Thank you and Happy Holidays! 

Parents of Winter AthletesTop of Page

 
Athletic early release is handled by the Athletic Office.  There is no need to call in for off campus passes.  Students must adhere to the release time (even if it is just 5 minutes into the period).
Thank you,
 
 

Subject:  Site Calendar Change for 2016-2017 

 

 

CCA has made a slight change to our Site Calendar for 2016-2017.  Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 was originally a Late Start Day.  However, this is the first day of the 2nd term and a very busy day in the classroom. We have moved our Late Start Day from February 1st to Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  We have updated our website to reflect this accurate information. Please note this change for your records.  

 

Thank you.

http://cc.sduhsd.net/documents/KeyInfo/Site%20Calendar%202016-2017.pdf
 
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CCA Traffic, Construction and Safety UpdateTop of Page

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tQsQe_K9LOjWah9J8FJkuj54L9L8vMvcbDYtp5-Y7ko/edit?usp=sharing

Senior Ads for yearbookTop of Page

Hello parents! 

We would just like to notify you that the Parent Pack for Senior Ads is on the yearbook website ( http://www.ccayearbooks.com/ ) now! Have nice day!

Senior Ad Deadlines
Purchase Deadline: October 28th 
Refund Deadline: November 11th 
Content Deadline: November 28th 
-Hallie and Lika
Senior Ads Editors

PSAT for 9thTop of Page

Dear 9th Grade Families,


This is a friendly reminder that all 9th graders will be taking the PSAT 9 this Wednesday, October 19th.


The test will begin promptly at 8 am and we encourage students to arrive early in order to find their testing location before the exam begins. Students who arrive later than 8:10 will not have an opportunity to test and will be sent to the Library Classroom (attendance will be taken). Testing room locations will be communicated through the daily bulletin and will also be posted outside of the Administration, Counseling and ASB buildings. You may also click here for testing room locations. Students should come prepared for the exam with a pencil and an approved calculator. Please see the link below for a list of approved calculators for the exam:

Approved Calculators

 

Students who do not wish to take the test may report to the Library Classroom where attendance will be taken.


The bell schedule for Wednesday is linked below:

Bell Schedule

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Sayegh at 858-350-0253, extension 4003.

 

Thank you and we look forward to a fantastic testing day on Wednesday, October 19th.

 

~CCA Administration

PSAT for 10thTop of Page

Dear 10th Grade Families,


This is a friendly reminder that all 10th graders will be taking the Pre-ACT this Wednesday, October 19th.


The test will begin promptly at 8 am and we encourage students to arrive early in order to find their testing location before the exam begins. Students who arrive later than 8:10 will not have an opportunity to test and will be sent to the Library Classroom (attendance will be taken). Testing room locations will be communicated through the daily bulletin and will also be posted outside of the Administration, Counseling and ASB buildings. You may also click here for testing room locations. Students should come prepared for the exam with a pencil and an approved calculator. Please see the link below for a list of approved calculators for the exam:

Approved Calculators

 

Students who do not wish to take the test may report to the Library Classroom where attendance will be taken.


The bell schedule for Wednesday is linked below:

Bell Schedule

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Sayegh at 858-350-0253, extension 4003.

 

Thank you and we look forward to a fantastic testing day on Wednesday, October 19th.

 

~CCA Administration

PSAT for 11thTop of Page

Dear 11th Grade Families,


This is a friendly reminder that all 11th graders will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT this Wednesday, October 19th.


The test will begin promptly at 8 am and we encourage students to arrive early in order to find their testing location before the exam begins. Students who arrive later than 8:10 will not have an opportunity to test and will be sent to the Library Classroom (attendance will be taken). Testing room locations will be communicated through the daily bulletin and will also be posted outside of the Administration, Counseling and ASB buildings. You may also click here for testing room locations. Students should come prepared for the exam with a pencil and an approved calculator. Please see the link below for a list of approved calculators for the exam:

Approved Calculators

 

Students who do not wish to take the test may report to the Library Classroom where attendance will be taken.


The bell schedule for Wednesday is linked below:

Bell Schedule

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Sayegh at 858-350-0253, extension 4003.

 

Thank you and we look forward to a fantastic testing day on Wednesday, October 19th.

 

~CCA Administration

 

Hi Senior Ravens,

 

Just a reminder that on Wed. 10/19, CCA will host a UC/CSU/Common Application workshops starting at 8:00 a.m., during the PSAT administration for grades 9-11. Please see the schedule below and note that attendance is mandatory. All seniors are required to attend unless excused by a parent or guardian.

 

Please note: Please feel free to bring your laptop to access your applications. Students can use all of the materials and begin applications prior to the presentations, but we encourage students not to submit anything before verifying all information and procedures to assure that applications are completed accurately. 

 

Senior Sessions offered on October 19

 

Options for session 1: (Attendance will be taken)

 

  1. 8:00 am - 9:25 am             UC Application Workshop presented by UCLA in Proscenium Theater

     

  2. 8:00 am - 9:25 am           Common Application, Other Private & Out-of-State College Application                                                Workshop in Learning Commons

     

  3. 8:00 am - 9:25 am          Community College Workshop with Mira Costa Representative

in College & Career Center

 

BREAK - DONUTS will be provided!! (Students cannot leave campus):

 

9:25 am - 10 am

 

Options for session 2: (Attendance will be taken)

 

  1. 10 am - 11:25 am              CSU Application Workshop presented by SDSU in Learning Commons    

 

      2)    10 am - 11:25 am                Common Application, Other Private & Out-of-State College Application Workshop in Proscenium

 

 

Remaining Bell Schedule for Wednesday, October 19th:

Lunch: 11:34 - 12:08 (34 min)

Period 1: 12:14 pm-12:51pm (37 mins)

Period 2: 12:57pm-1:34pm (37 mins)

Period 3: 1:40pm-2:17pm (37 mins)

Period 4: 2:23pm-3:00pm (37 mins)

 

 

FAFSA Financial Aid NightTop of Page

CCA Seniors & Senior Parents/Guardians,

On Monday, October 17th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the Proscenium Theatre, CCA Counseling will host an informative FAFSA Financial Aid Night to assist senior students and their families planning to apply for financial aid assistance at public and private universities.  Our presenters are financial aid counselors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  They will explain the financial aid process and walk you through the FAFSA application.  There will be time for questions and answers.

This presentation is not specific to the UC system as the FAFSA is required by the vast majority of private and public institutions. The FAFSA for the 2016-2017 school year opened October 1, 2016, at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

It is not necessary to RSVP.  

Q1 Progress ReportsTop of Page

The Progress Grade reporting period ended on Friday, September 30th.  Progress Report Grades will be posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are not permanent grades, but are meant to convey your student’s progress at this time.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  The final Quarter will end Tuesday, November 1st and permanent grades will be posted to the transcript the following week.

Girls Lacrosse Pre-Season MeetingTop of Page

Interested in playing Girls Lacrosse?
Please come to a pre-season meeting with Coach Oslar on Wednesday, 10/5 @ Lunch in the Gym Classroom. New and returning players are encouraged to attend. The discussion will cover preseason training and team goals. This meeting is for student athletes only.  See you there!

Raven Readiness ReminderTop of Page

Happy Friday Raven Family,
 
This message is to remind you about Raven Readiness Days, which begin next week! Please be sure to click the link below to the Raven Readiness Day webpage for more information.  
 
Avoid long lines at the Finance Office during Raven Readiness by paying in advance on the WebStore! https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/canyon_crest_academy/ .  You may now pay for items at home by following the instructions on the WebStore home page to log on to your student's account. Select the desired department and purchase your items.  On your Raven Readiness day, bypass the Finance Office (Station 3) and go directly to the pick up station (Station 4).  If you have trouble logging in, please contact Laura Main at laura.main@sduhsd.net, or 858-350-0253 x4018.  Please note: the WebStore will not be available from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Raven Readiness days.
 
Raven Readiness Webpage:
 
Screencast for Raven Readiness Days:

PSAT and ACT testing updateTop of Page

Good Afternoon, CCA Parents.

 

On Wednesday morning, October 19th, students in grades 9 – 11 will be taking the following practice tests:

 

  • Grade 9: PSAT 8/9
  • Grade 10: Pre-ACT
  • Grade 11: PSAT/NMSQT

 

These exams are paper-based, multiple-choice assessments and are reflective of the college entrance exam your child may take. Students do not have to register for the exam; however your donation enables us to be able to continue this valuable experience school wide. Donations can be paid through our webstore or at the Finance office.

 

If your student would like a practice booklet in preparation for the exam, they are located in the College & Career Center in the Student Services Building. You can also click on the links below:

 

ACT practice test

PSAT practice test

 

Click here for more information about the PSAT 8/9,  Pre-ACT, and PSAT/NMSQT.

 

Important information on the bell schedule will be sent out soon.

 

 

~CCA Administration

                                                              

2016 Winter SportsTop of Page

Dear Raven Families,

Please know that the window to register for 2016 Winter Sports will open after progress reports have been posted. 

 

Canyon Crest Academy utilizes an online athletic clearance process that is available on the Athletics website.  Click on the Instructions - Online Clearing Process link under Tryout Information.  

 

Athletes who participated in the Fall season will need to update their online clearance profile to reflect the Winter sport he or she is interested in trying out for. 

In addition to the online clearance, athletes will need to send electronically or turn in a hard copy of their Physical AND a front and back copy of their medical insurance card (unless already on file from Fall of this school year) to Mrs. Fortin in Athletics.  Please ensure that the physical is signed and dated by your doctor before turning in to Athletics.

 

The Deadline for Winter Clearance is November 7, 2016.

 

Please keep an eye on the Athletics Website updates on Tryout dates and information.  

 

If you have any questions/concerns, you may contact Yvonne Fortin at (858) 350-0253 x4038 or yvonne.fortin@sduhsd.net

fall college visitsTop of Page

CCA Seniors:

The fall college visit/recruitment season begins Tuesday, September 6.  College visits are reserved for seniors.  College visits are posted in your Naviance account and on the CCA site calendar. 

How to attend a College Visit: Under the Colleges tab, In the view all upcoming college visits section of your Naviance account, select the college visit you would like to attend and click Sign Up.   You will be directed to a page to submit your request.  Most visits occur during class time, so you will need to print a CCA College Visit Pass at home, to have signed by your parent and then by your teacher(s) whose class(es) you will miss.  The pass can be found in the Document Library on your Naviance home page.  Bring the pass with you to the visit.  Allow yourself time to obtain required signatures.  If you have an unscheduled period during a college visit, you do not need a pass.  If you are 18 years of age or older you do not need a parent/guardian signature but you do need a teacher signature.

College visits are limited to 45 minutes and follow, somewhat, our bell schedule.  You should not miss an entire period unless your college visits are back-to-back.  Your teacher has discretion to permit, or not permit, you to miss class instruction to attend a college visit.  Your chance of admission to the visiting college will not be affected should you be unable to attend the visit.  You are responsible for making up any missed class work.

If you have not registered for your Naviance account, follow the Naviance link from CCA’s website (home page, right-hand menu).  You will be directed to the Family Connection sign-in/registration page.  Look in the upper right-hand corner and select I need to register.  The registration page will open; your registration code is your student ID number.  (Your parent’s registration code is your student ID number followed by a “p” for parent (example: 123456p).

Questions?  See Ms. Burton in the College & Career Center.

 

 

A few key remindersTop of Page

Dear CCA Parents and Students,

 

A few key reminders for a successful start of the school year:

  1. Traffic Updates We now have three drop off points for students in the morning and in the afternoon.  Students can be dropped off in front of our main administration building, in the staff lot, or in the student lot. Please click here for the link to review a map of the traffic flow. Please consider carpooling with your neighbors! Our CCA Foundation has set up a carpooling collective, click here for more information on how to get in touch with other CCA families in your area.
  2. 2016 - 2017 Class Schedules On Monday 8/29 after 3:30 pm, all students should view and print class schedules with period and room assignments from the Aeries Portal under Student Info: Classes. No schedules will be distributed on the first day of school.  Any student unable to access Aeries must visit the Library/Media Center by 7:30 am on the first day of school to obtain a copy before school starts at 8:00 am. *If you are unable to see your classes, make sure the “View Only Current Term” box is unchecked and check the box "sort by term" so all the fall classes are at the top.
  3. Course Change Requests SDUHSD Board Policy sets a two-week limit at the beginning of each term to add a class to replace a dropped course and to drop a class without it reflecting on the transcript. Per the CCA add/drop policies, no elective changes will be made at the start of the term.  To serve students most efficiently and improve attendance, students who need to request changes may download an Add/Drop Request Form from the Counseling website and submit the completed form as follows

DURING THE CLASS PERIOD, students may come into Student Services only if:

  • they don’t have a class scheduled that period.
  • they need to add a required course for graduation.
  • they need to add a course to remediate a prior D or F grade.
  • they have a “See Counselor” note in the class schedule.

Before school, at lunch and after school, a student can submit an add/drop request form with parent signature to request to:

  • drop a class for an unscheduled period
  • make a level change between AP, honors or college prep. if space available
  • add an academic course for college eligibility, if space available
  • Students will submit the form and return to class. While the form is being processed, students must attend the originally scheduled classes.  Students may return BEFORE SCHOOL, at lunch or after school to follow-up on requests and should check Aeries classes for completed changes.
  • Students will not be able to visit Student Services to request:
  • that a class be in a specific period or term, including for athletics or an off-campus activity
  • to change teachers.
  • Changes to spring term classes. There will be an add/drop period for second term.

 

2016-2017 Counselor Assignments:

Ashley Bahner     Student Last Names  A - C
Layne Woollard   Student Last Names  D - H
Holly Austin          Student Last Names  I - ME
Melissa Sage       Student Last Names MI - SG
Sarah Djernes      Student Last Names SH - Z 

Wishing you much success in the upcoming school year!

 

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

ISPE AnnouncementsTop of Page

Good Evening CCA ISPE families,


I hope this message finds you well.  You have received this message because you signed up to take ISPE this Fall or Spring.  Here are a few important announcements:


  • Please ensure that you have turned in all necessary paperwork (form A, B, andC) to the district office.  

  • If you notice that you students schedule does not reflect ISPE, please see your counselor within the first two weeks of school (Fall term), or within the first two weeks of the second term (Spring term)

  • There will be a meeting in early September for all ISPE students (this includes students who need to take online health).  The date will be announced prior to the first day of school.  

  • If you need to take online health, students will receive a consent form at the meeting mentioned above.  Students will need to get this form signed and return it to the Assistant Principal's office.  Once turned in, it will take some time to input the students information into Edgenuity.  More information about this will be available at the aforementioned meeting.  

  • Pertinent information regarding ISPE logistics and expectations will be discussed at the meeting as well.  ISPE utilizes Blackboard as the online platform.


We look forward to meeting you, and to watching your growth as an athlete.  Thank you and Go Ravens!



Corey Bess

Assistant Principal

CCA

Raven ReadinessTop of Page

Welcome new Ravens!!!  This is a reminder that Raven Readiness Day is tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing you there, and giving you the opportunity to get to know our campus, and some of our CCA staff.  Below please see the schedule and links for more information about what you need to bring in order to make this a successful day!  

Student Last Names A-E 8:30 am -10:00 am (Raven Readiness)

10:00 am - 11:30 am (New Student Orientation)


Student Last Names F-L 8:30 am -10:00 am (New Student Orientation)

10:00 am - 11:30 am (Raven Readiness)


Student Last Names M-Q 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Raven Readiness)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (New Student Orientation)


Student Last Names R-Z 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (New Student Orientation)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Raven Readiness)

A few reminders:  

Please bring a separate form of ID for Station 5.  Station 6 has been moved to M201.  Please be sure that all parents have logged on to AERIES and completed the data confirmation process.  This will also allow you to print your Ticket to Raven Readiness (mandatory).  If you don’t make it to Raven Readiness there will be opportunities to turn in paperwork, and get all items.  


3 Things you Need to bring:  Ticket to Raven Readiness Day (signed), Emergency Card (signed), and Dance/ASB event contract (Signed).  


Important Links:


Class Schedules:

  • Students can view their 2016-17 Course Requests* via the Aeries portal under Student Info. Class schedules will not be distributed so view or print Course Requests from Aeries in advance. *Please note that period and teacher assignments will not be visible until the start of school and there may still be changes to classes and terms as the master schedule is finalized.

  • Reminder: The course # for each class indicates the term that class has been assigned. Course #s without “S” have been scheduled for fall and course #s with an “S” at the end have been scheduled for  spring.  

  • If you are unable to access the Aeries portal, you may visit M201 (station 6) for assistance. 

  • During Readiness Days, students may visit the Counseling Office to address necessary course changes according to SDUHSD guidelines, as follows:


• Remediation of prior D or F grades
• Adding a course required for graduation or college eligibility, if space is available

• Completion of a pre-approved off-campus summer class
• Level changes between AP or Honors and college prep, if space is available
• Dropping a course for an unscheduled period
• Responding to a "See Counselor" note or fewer than 8 course requests


Students who are unable to attend Readiness Day may turn in all materials to the main Administration Building on the first day of school. 


We are still looking for Volunteers!!  Please contact volunteers@canyoncrestfoundation.org if you can help!  We look forward to seeing you.


CCA Administration

 

Raven Readiness for grades 11 and 12Top of Page

Good evening Ravens!  


This is a reminder that Raven Readiness Day is tomorrow.  Please review the information below in order to make this quick and easy!   


12th grade: 8:30 am - 10:30 am  (SENIORS!  See website for information on what you need to bring)     

11th grade: 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm  


A few reminders:  Please bring a separate form of ID for Station 5.  Station 6 has been moved to M201.  Please be sure that all parents have logged on to AERIES and completed the data confirmation process.  This will also allow you to print your Ticket to Raven Readiness (mandatory).  If you don’t make it to Raven Readiness there will be opportunities to turn in paperwork, and get all items.  


Important Links:


Class Schedules:

  • All students can view their 2016-17 Course Requests* via the Aeries portal under Student Info. Class schedules will NOT be distributed so view or print Course Requests from Aeries in advance.

  • If you are unable to access the Aeries portal, you may visit M201 (Station 6) for assistance.  *Please note that period and teacher assignments will not be visible until the start of school and there may still be changes to classes and terms as the master schedule is finalized.

  • During Readiness Days, students may visit the Counseling Office to address necessary course changes according to SDUHSD guidelines, as follows:


• Remediation of prior D or F grades
• Adding a course required for graduation or college eligibility, if space is available

• Completion of a pre-approved off-campus summer class
• Level changes between AP or Honors and college prep, if space is available
• Dropping a course for an unscheduled period
• Responding to a "See Counselor" note or fewer than 8 course requests


Students who are unable to attend their assigned grade-level Readiness Day may attend a lower grade-level time. Those who cannot attend any Readiness Day may turn in all materials to the main Administration Building on the first day of school.


We are still looking for Volunteers!!  Please contact volunteers@canyoncrestfoundation.org if you can help! 


We look forward to seeing you.


CCA Administration

 

Raven ReadinessTop of Page

Happy Friday Ravens! 

 

This is an important message regarding Raven Readiness Days (RRD).  Raven Readiness is Canyon Crest Academy’s registration in which all parents and students are expected to participate.  There are no makeup days and therefore if a student misses RRD the mandatory paperwork, school pictures, school ID acquisition, parking permit acquisition, and many other important things must be taken care of by the student in the first couple of weeks of school.  Please watch the Raven Readiness Day Screencast, which offers a detailed overview of Raven Readiness Days.  Also, please visit the Raven Readiness page found on the CCA website.  Thanks so much, and we look forward to seeing you on Raven Readiness Day!

 

**Please note, there will be orientation opportunities for all new students on Monday August 22nd for students and parents.  The orientation begins in the Proscenium theater at the allotted times listed below. 

 

Raven Readiness Dates/Times:

Thursday, August 18th:

12th grade>8:30 am - 10:30 am

11th grade>12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday, August 19th:             

10th grade (A-L)>8:30 am - 10:30 am

10th grade (M-Z)>12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Monday, August 22nd:         

9th grade:

A-E>   8:30 am -10:00 am (Raven Readiness)

10:00 am - 11:30 am (New Student Orientation)

F-L>   8:30 am -10:00 am (New Student Orientation)

10:00 am - 11:30 am (Raven Readiness)

M-Q> 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Raven Readiness)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (New Student Orientation)

R-Z>   12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (New Student Orientation)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Raven Readiness)

 

Link to Raven Readiness Day Screencast:

https://youtu.be/pEZJk84Y8Qg

 

Link to RRD website:

http://cc.sduhsd.net/Key-Info/Raven-Readiness/index.html

Graduation photographsTop of Page

Dear Graduating Parents of the Class of 2016,

For the first time ever, you will be able to download all the photographs from this Friday’s Commencement Ceremony. For a fee of forty dollars, all you need to do is go to the CanyonCrestFoundation.org and scroll down to click on “Graduation Photographs”. We will have two professional photographers who will be capturing all the day’s events, including handshakes, performances, and speeches. It is a prepaid basis; prices will go up after graduation. Do not miss out on this once in a year opportunity.  All money raised will go directly to furthering student’s education.

Con-grad-ulations! Go Ravens! 

senior week activitiesTop of Page

Dear CCA Seniors,

 

A few important reminders before Senior Week activities begin:

 

All seniors participating in each activity will be required to check in for attendance purposes during Senior Week as follows:

 

  • Monday (6/6):  Senior Finals & Check-out. All Seniors should plan to attend classes as normal. This is a regular school day. Senior BBQ at CCA at 5:00 pm.
  • Tuesday(6/7):  Disneyland – Seniors should meet in the student lot by 7:50 AM to check in. Students not attending Disneyland are expected to attend the first class of the day on their schedule.
  • Wednesday (6/8): Seniors check in at the proscenium by 10:30 am,where attendance will be taken.  Senior Talent Show and Donuts @11 amin the Lower Amphitheater; Senior Roller Skate Night from4:00-6:00 pmat SkateWorld (Kearny Mesa Shopping Center, 6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111). 
  • Thursday (6/9): Minimum Day; Seniors check in at the proscenium by11:30 am, where attendance will be taken. Senior Brunch (meet in the student lot @11 am); Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at12:30 pm. Caps and gowns will be distributed to students behind the gym following the graduation rehearsal.
  • Friday (6/10):  Graduation - Seniors report to the open amphitheater no later than12:30 pm, dressed in cap and gown for graduation ceremony. Wear sunblock and if you plan on wearing heels, make sure they are wedges!  Seniors should do everything they can to carpool or have someone drop them off at school.  Thank you for your support as we save as much parking as possible for friends/relatives of our graduates!

 

 

Just a reminder that Senior Week events are all school-sponsored events. All students are expected to follow the CCA Discipline policy. We are looking forward to a fun, safe Senior Week for the Class of 2016!

 

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

 

2016/2017 Fall SportsTop of Page

Dear Ravens,

Canyon Crest Academy is now accepting applications for 2016/2017 Fall Sports, through our online athletic clearance process, available on the CCA Athletics website.  (Click on the link ‘Instructions - Online Clearing Process link’ under Tryout Information.) 

In addition to the online clearance, athletes will need to fax or email or turn in a hard copy of their Final Grades for this school year, a signed physical AND a front and back copy of your medical insurance card to Mrs. Yvonne Fortin in Athletics.  

Please remember that all physicals must be completed AFTER June 1, 2016 to be valid for the entire 2016/2017 school year. 

The Deadline for Spring Clearance is June 24, 2016, and the Athletics office will be closed for the month of July.  If your physical is scheduled after 6/24/16, please complete the other steps and turn in the other documentation to Athletics with a note of the scheduled physical date.  The physical must be approved by Athletics before the athlete may attend tryouts in August.

Please keep an eye on the Athletics Website for Tryout dates and information.  The season officially begins August 1, 2016.   A list of cleared athletes will be posted on the CCA Athletics website, and provided to coaches.  

Currently, we are only accepting applications for FALL sports.  If your athlete is interested in a Winter or Spring sport, we will open the application window for these seasons later in the school year.   

If you have any questions/concerns, you may contact Yvonne Fortin at (858) 350-0253 x4038 or yvonne.fortin@sduhsd.net

If your son or daughter is not interested in playing a Fall CIF sport with Canyon Crest Academy, you may disregard this message. 

Friday, June 3Top of Page

Dear Raven Students and Parents,

This Friday, June 3rd, we encourage all students to wear light colored clothing that can get a little dirty. We do not anticipate that any clothing will be permanently stained, but as a precaution, please reconsider wearing your all-time favorite shirt!  Friday will be much more enjoyable if you aren’t worried about what will happen to your clothing!

~CCA ASB

a message from SDUHSD health officeTop of Page

In light of the recent health-related problems that faced Sage Canyon Elementary School, we have been taking extra precautions (more deep cleaning of classrooms/restrooms/etc.) and encouraging more hand washing.   


At this time, we are monitoring the situation and have contacted the Department of Health Services and are following their recommendations. The Department of Health Services recommends that all healthy students attend school but also recommends that you watch your child closely and keep him/her home if he/she is ill. Any symptomatic student should remain at home until he/she is free of symptoms for 48 hours. 

Senior WeekTop of Page

Dear CCA Seniors,

 

A few important reminders as we approach Senior Week:

 

Senior Check-Out Forms: All students who are notified that they must complete a Senior Check-Out form due to outstanding fines, textbooks, coursework required for graduation or Senior Exit Survey, must return completed check-out forms to the CCA Registrar, Andy Shephard no later than Monday, June 6, at 3:15 pm in order to be eligible to participate in Senior Week activities.

 

All seniors will be required to check in for attendance purposes during Senior Week as follows:

  • Monday (6/6):  Senior Finals & Check-out. All Seniors should plan to attend classes as normal. This is a regular school day. Senior BBQ at CCA at 5:00 pm.
  • Tuesday(6/7):  Disneyland – Seniors should meet in the student lot by 7:50 AM to check in. Students not attending Disneyland are expected to attend the first class of the day on their schedule.
  • Wednesday (6/8): Seniors check in at the proscenium by 10:30 am,where attendance will be taken.  Senior Talent Show and Donuts @11 amin the Lower Amphitheater; Senior Roller Skate Night from4:00-6:00 pmat SkateWorld (Kearny Mesa Shopping Center, 6907 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111). 
  • Thursday (6/9): Minimum Day; Seniors check in at the proscenium by11:30 am, where attendance will be taken. Senior Brunch (meet in the student lot @11 am); Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal at12:30 pm. Caps and gowns will be distributed to students behind the gym following the graduation rehearsal.
  • Friday (6/10):  Graduation - Seniors report to the open amphitheater no later than12:30 pm, dressed in cap and gown for graduation ceremony. Wear sunblock and if you plan on wearing heels, make sure they are wedges!  Seniors should do everything they can to carpool or have someone drop them off at school.  Thank you for your support as we save as much parking as possible for friends/relatives of our graduates!

 

 

Just a reminder that Senior Week events are all school-sponsored events. All students are expected to follow the CCA Discipline policy. We are looking forward to a fun, safe Senior Week for the Class of 2016!

 

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

 

Course Change WindowTop of Page

Dear CCA Students and Parents,

 

During the week of May 23-May 27, students will have the opportunity to submit requests to change their 2016-2017 course selections per the SDUHSD course selection guidelines. In order to do so, students must complete and submit an add/drop form, which will be posted on the CCA Counseling website during this window.  Please encourage your student to review his or her current course requests and alternates in the Aeries portal under Student Data: Scheduling.

 

This May window represents the final opportunity to request changes to electives.  After the window closes, students will be placed in one of their requested courses and will not be allowed to make any further elective changes.  Therefore, students should be sure to review their course requests as they will determine the student schedule in the fall.  Changes to class levels and courses required for remediation, graduation or college eligibility can be addressed during each term’s two-week add/drop period. Spring course changes will be addressed during a similar advance window in January.

 

Please note, counselors are in the process of scheduling students and there may still be changes to terms, periods and alternates.

 

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

 

Prom TipsTop of Page

Dear CCA Families -

 

The end of the school year is near, and with it comes the time-honored high school tradition - PROM!  This year’s prom is scheduled for this Saturday, May 21 at the Hyatt in Mission Bay. Please note – the last day to buy prom tickets is on Friday, May 21st at 3:15 PM at the ASB Finance office. Students are asked to bring their ID cards to enter. Tickets will not be sold at the door.  

 

For Moms and Dads, this is a time to exercise the “trust but verify” approach to parenting to help us host another safe dance: You can and should trust your teens, but should still ask questions to verify their plans for the night.  

 

Here are some pointers for parents to ensure a safe and fun evening for all:

 

  1. Prom will begin at 7:00 pm and students must arrive at the no later than 8:30 in order to be permitted. Students should review the Prom bid they received when they purchased their ticket for directions and parking instructions. It is important to note students who check into the dance will not be allowed to leave before 9:15 pmthe dance will end at 10:00 pm.
  2. Be aware that CCA Administration and SDPD will be boarding all busses and limos that arrive at the event and will also randomly test students at the door with a breathalyzer. Any teens showing signs of drug or alcohol consumption will be excluded from the dance, and a parent or guardian will be called to take them home. School consequences for this infraction of the discipline code include suspension and/or expulsion. Additionally, discipline expectations are consistent and an offense may result in loss of senior privileges.
  3. Do not allow “just driving around” time in the limo. Nothing is accomplished by teens just driving around in the limo, and it tends to be the time when trouble is most likely to occur.
  4. Consider allowing no more than eight teens in a limo. Limiting the number increases your chances of knowing each student and his or her parents, and putting your kids in a comfortable situation because they are with friends, rather than strangers. Limo busses are not a good idea. Please be aware that students often decide to stay on the bus and not disembark at the prom, leaving them for several hours without supervision. Please also take the time to check the contract with the limo company to determine who bears liability.
  5. Limit the group to good friends and acquaintances. Students are not allowed to attend unless they’ve completed a guess pass application that has been approved. Guess pass applications and information can be found on the CCA website.
  6. Inspect the limo before you let your kids get inside. Many limos come fully stocked with alcohol. Do not allow students who have not bought a ticket to ride in the limo.
  7. Require a written itinerary for your group. Where they are dining, when they will get to the dance, when they will be picked up, where they are going after the dance, and where and when they will be dropped off at the end of the evening. Be aware of what is happening after the event. If students are participating in after-dance events, know what the plans are, where the students will be and who will be present to supervise.
  8. Meet with the limo driver, students and parents at the pick-up spot. Make sure all students and parents are present as you explain your expectations. Make certain the driver has the written itinerary, and make it clear that you expect the itinerary to be followed. The driver is working for you, not for the students. Do not give the driver the final payment until you meet at the end of the evening.
  9. If your teen is not the one organizing the limo, contact the family of the one who is. Speak with those parents and make sure that you are comfortable with the rules they expect to be followed before agreeing to allow your student to travel with that group.
  10. Make sure you talk to your teens when they come home after the dance. Spend some time talking about the evening and making sure they came home safe, sound and sober.

 

Thank you in advance for your support in ensuring our students have a fun, memorable and safe prom.

 

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

SBAC testing Top of Page

Dear Raven Families,

 

SBAC testing is HERE!!  We have set the dates for the state test that all juniors will take.  This test serves as one measure to assess teaching and learning at CCA.  

 

The English portion will take place May 16-18 in English classes, or in the Media Center if your student does not have an English class this term.  The Math portion will take place May 23-25 in History classes (because almost all 11th graders take History), or in the Media Center if your student does not have a History class this term. Students will be notified with a pass indicating when and where to report to the media center if it applies to them. Attendance will be cleared for your student on these days.

 

This test is taking the place of the EAP test that was added on to the end of the old STAR tests.  Performing well on this test can allow students to be placed in college level classes at CSUs and other schools.  Our message to the Junior class is to simply do their best.  Please help us pass the message on at home.  

 

Please encourage your student to take the following practice test as the format of the test has changed dramatically. Some tips: using Google Chrome works best to access the test and hold down the Control button while you click to access the link:

https://login3.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V104/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?a=Student&c=California_PT

 

Please email Assistant Principal Jennifer Sayegh at jennifer.sayegh@sduhsd.net if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

CCA Administration

CAASPP TestingTop of Page

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Each spring, students in California participate in the statewide testing program, which is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. On May 19, 2016, your child will take one of the following CAASPP tests for science during their Chemistry class, or in the Learning Commons if your student is not in Chemistry this term. 

  • California Standards Test (CST) for Science
  • California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science

 

** Students that are testing in the Learning Commons will be notified next week of when and where to report to for testing. 

 

Assessments for Science

 

California has adopted new science standards and is currently developing assessments that are aligned with these standards. During the transition to new science assessments, students in grades five, eight, and twelve will take the CST or CMA, as identified above.

For information on the new science assessments and who is eligible for each of these science tests, please see the CDE’s California Science Assessments FAQ Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/sciencefaq.asp#accordionfaq.

For information about the content, types of questions, and other targeted resources for the science tests, please see the CDE’s CAASPP Science Assessment Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppscience.asp.

 

If you would like more information about the CAASPP System, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE’s CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/index.asp?tabsection=3#ssr. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Jennifer Sayegh at Jennifer.sayegh@sduhsd.net.

 

Karl Mueller

Principal

AP Exam AttendanceTop of Page

Hello Ravens,

 

Next week AP Testing begins and students will be coming and going more than usual during the day.  For safety purposes, students are expected to sign in and out.  Our attendance office will be automatically excusing those who are testing.  Students will be excused when they are testing, so no need to call or email regarding their attendance when they take a test.   Please let your students know they need to sign back in when returning to campus after a morning test.  The time is typically around 12:30 which leaves time for them to return to third period.  

 

Thank you for your support.

CCA Administration

enrollment and course selectionTop of Page

Dear Incoming CCA Students and Parents,

 

Some important reminders for enrollment and course selection:  You received an enrollment packet and Course Selection Contract at Incoming Student Registration Night on March 30.  (If you did not attend, please visit CCA Administration during school hours to pick up required enrollment forms at your earliest convenience before your designated Course Selection Night.)

Please review the presentation and step-by-step instructions on the Incoming Student Course Selection page, which includes answers to frequently asked questions, course selection guidance, SDUHSD guidelines, graduation requirements and Aeries course entry.

 

Aeries Course Selection - Current SDUHSD students must select courses online via the Aeries Parent Portal and complete the paper Course Selection Contract PRIOR to the designated Course Selection Night. If you have questions, changes can still be made when you meet with a CCA staff member.

For students not currently attending a SDUHSD school, please complete the course contract and you will finish the selection process at your Course Selection Night.

 

Enrollment Forms  - All forms must be completed fully and the required information provided. Please bring copies of all requested documents. If any part of the enrollment package is not complete, you will not be able to continue with the registration process. Please be prepared to submit the following forms:

 

All students:

  1. Student Enrollment Form
  2. Verification of Residency: Include 2 proofs of address. Click here for more information.
  3. Course Selection Contract

In addition, students not currently attending a SDUHSD school will need to provide:

  1. Birth Certificate or Passport
  2. Copy of Transcript (recent report card if entering 9th grade)
  3. Important Notice: New Students
  4. Immunization Requirements: Record from previous school, doctor, or your own complete record. Immunizations must have a doctor’s signature or clinic stamp.
  5. Acceptable Use Policy (student and parent must sign)
  6. Emergency Form
  7. Release of Records

 

Course Selection Nights in the CCA Library/Media Center - You will turn in your enrollment forms and complete the course selection process.  In order to be consistent and fair to all incoming students, your designated Course Selection Night will be the only opportunity to receive individualized course selection guidance. Please come prepared with specific questions so that CCA staff are able to adequately advise you in a timely manner.

 

Student Last Names A – E                 Monday, April 25, 2016                     4:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Last Names F – K                Tuesday, April 26, 2016                     4:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Last Names L – Q                 Wednesday, April 27, 2016                4:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Last Names R - Z                 Thursday, April 28, 2016                     4:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Per school district policy, in order to attend CCA, you must enroll by Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  If, for any reason, you do not enroll by April 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM, you will forfeit your spot at Canyon Crest Academy and you will be enrolled at your boundary high school.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

 

mandatory senior exit meetingTop of Page

Good afternoon Raven Seniors (and parents of Raven Seniors),

There will be a mandatory senior exit meeting for seniors only in the Proscenium on Wednesday, April 27th, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.   This is a late start day, and we appreciate students taking their time to make sure they are informed about graduation, senior activities (including grad night) and senior checkout.   As a reminder, attendance will be taken in the Proscenium

Looking forward to seeing you there!

-CCA Administration.

Community Day VolunteersTop of Page

Dear CCA Parents and Guardians, 

We are still looking for volunteers to help facilitate the Community Day program on April 28th. Community Day is a day-long interactive workshop similar to Challenge Day, where teens, teachers, and community members connect and form meaningful connections with each other. The day will include ice breaking games in addition to conversation regarding the difficulties and adversities that each student faces. 

We hope you'll consider participating in this very important day for our CCA community. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aa5ad2ba2fc1-ccacommunity

Third Quarter GradesTop of Page

The Third Quarter 2016 reporting period ended on April 1st, 2016.  Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are permanent grades that have been posted to your Student’s transcript.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  

a message for incoming ravensTop of Page

Dear Incoming CCA Students and Parents,

Some important reminders for enrollment and course selection:  You received an enrollment packet and Course Selection Contract at Incoming Student Registration Night on March 30.  (If you did not attend, please visit CCA Administration during school hours to pick up required enrollment forms at your earliest convenience before your designated Course Selection Night.)

Please review the presentation and step-by-step instructions on the Incoming Student Course Selection page, which includes answers to frequently asked questions, course selection guidance, SDUHSD guidelines, graduation requirements and Aeries course entry.

Aeries Course Selection - Current SDUHSD students must select courses online via the Aeries Parent Portal and complete the paper Course Selection Contract PRIOR to the designated Course Selection Night. If you have questions, changes can still be made when you meet with a CCA staff member.

For students not currently attending a SDUHSD school, please complete the course contract and you will finish the selection process at your Course Selection Night.

Enrollment Forms  - All forms must be completed fully and the required information provided. Please bring copies of all requested documents. If any part of the enrollment package is not complete, you will not be able to continue with the registration process.

Please note: California Senate Bill 277 states immunization records are now required. Please bring the proper documentation with you. Click here for more information.

Course Selection Nights in the CCA Library/Media Center - You will turn in your enrollment forms and complete the course selection process.  In order to be consistent and fair to all incoming students, your designated Course Selection Night will be the only opportunity to receive individualized course selection guidance. Please come prepared with specific questions so that CCA staff are able to adequately advise you in a timely manner.

Student Last Names A – E                 Monday, April 25, 2016                       4:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Last Names F – K                Tuesday, April 26, 2016                      4:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Last Names L – Q                 Wednesday, April 27, 2016                 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Last Names R - Z                  Thursday, April 28, 2016                       4:00 - 7:00 pm

Per school district policy, in order to attend CCA, you must enroll by Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  If, for any reason, you do not enroll by April 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM, you will forfeit your spot at Canyon Crest Academy and you will be enrolled at your boundary high school.

We look forward to meeting you!

SBACTop of Page

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Each spring, most students in California participate in the statewide testing program, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career. This year, your child will take the following CAASPP tests:

 

  • Smarter Balanced test for mathematics during the week of May 23rd  
  • Smarter Balanced test for English language arts/literacy (ELA) during the week of May 16th  

 

The Smarter Balanced online tests are based on the new California Content Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards, for mathematics and ELA. For eleventh graders, these tests will have a direct impact on the California State University’s (CSU’s) Early Assessment Program (EAP). The CSU and participating California community colleges will use student results from the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments as a student’s EAP status in English and mathematics:

 

  • Students who score at the highest performance level (“Standard Exceeded”) are considered ready for college-level coursework in English and/or mathematics and exempt from taking the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

     

  • Students who score at the “Standard Met” performance level are considered conditionally ready for college-level coursework in English and/or mathematics and exempt from taking the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. However, they must take an approved English and/or mathematics course in twelfth grade and receive a grade of “C” or better. Students that do not meet the conditional requirement will need to participate in the CSU’s Early Start Program, unless exemption was met through another pathway.

     

  • Students who score at the “Standard Nearly Met” performance level are considered not yet ready for college-level coursework in English and/or mathematics and will need additional preparation in the twelfth grade. They will also be required to take the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam unless they meet the exemption criteria through another pathway.  

     

  • Students who score at the “Standard Not Met” performance level are considered not ready for college-level work in English and/or mathematics. They will need substantial improvement to demonstrate knowledge and skills needed for success in entry-level credit-bearing college coursework after high school.

 

For more information, please see the CSU’s Early Assessment Program Web page, at http://www.csusuccess.org/caaspp.

Students wishing to inform the CSU and participating community colleges of their EAP status may submit their CAASPP results by selecting the release button at the end of each CAASPP exam (i.e., for both the ELA and mathematics assessments). For more information, please see the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Early Assessment Program Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/eapindex.asp.

The CDE has developed several resources to help parents and students understand the grade expectations of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments:  

 

  • The Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Assessments (in English and Spanish) are posted on the CDE’s CAASPP Web page, under the Students and Parents Tab, at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/index.asp?tabsection=3#ssr. Separate guides have been developed for each of the three grade spans tested: grades 3–5, grades 6–8, and grade 11. Each guide explains the grade-level expectations for students in ELA and mathematics and provides sample test items.

     

  • The practice and training tests, which can be found on the CDE’s Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp, can help parents and students experience the type of test items that students will encounter on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. Answers to the practice test and scoring rubrics for the performance tests are posted on the Test Administrator (TA) Resources for the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Web page at http://www.caaspp.org/ta-resources/practice-training.html.

 

If you would like more information about the CAASPP System, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE’s CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/index.asp?tabsection=3#ssr. You will receive more information as we get closer to the testing dates. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Jennifer Sayegh at jennifer.sayegh@sduhsd.net.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Karl Mueller

Principal

 

 

 

Progress Grade reportingTop of Page

The Progress Grade reporting period ended on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Progress Report Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are not permanent grades, but are meant to convey your student’s progress at this time.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  The final Quarter will end Friday, April 1, 2016 and permanent grades will be posted to the transcript the following week.

College BannersTop of Page

Good afternoon Ravens,

College banners are back! College banners are personalized banners for CCA seniors to honor acceptance in to their preferred college. They commemorate each student's legacy at CCA. 

Every student's banner is created individually on Photoshop and a proof of the banner is sent to an email provided by the student. 

Prices for Class of 2016 College:

Until March 11th the price is $40. 
From Match 12 - April 8th it raises to $45
From April 9th - May 6th it raises to $50
From May 7th - May 27th it raises to $55

We understand that most students do not hear back from colleges until April and do not need to decide until May. With that being said, we also understand that most students wait until the last minute to get their senior gear, which puts an unnecessary stress on the staff and company that prints and makes the banners. Therefore, we encourage students to purchase their banners once they have made the decision to attend their college. 

We offer the service of hanging the banner up in the Learning Commons in order to leave your legacy at CCA. In years past, a popular choice has been to have the banner hung up from the time it is purchased until the end of the school year and then have it taken down and delivered to the student. Another option is to take home your banner once it is purchased. A final option is to purchase two banners, one banner to hang up and one banner to take home. 

If you have any questions you can "Like" the "CCA College Banners, Class of 2016" Facebook page or find more information on ccapals.com

Thank you and have a great day,

CCA PALs

Upcoming EventTop of Page

On Thursday March 10, at 3:30pm in the Learning Commons, there will be a prescreening of the PBS documentary "American Diplomat". The film illustrates the responsibilities, achievements and challenges of United States diplomacy in the 21st Century. Afterward there will be a panel of former Foreign Service Officers including a former Ambassador of Azerbaijan , the former Consul to Italy and former Director of South and Central Asian Regional Affairs  to discuss the future of American diplomacy with the audience. Interested in current affairs, diplomacy, foreign service or careers in these areas? All are welcome and it is free.

Later that same afternoon, Thursday March 10 at 5:30pm in the Learning Commons, Jon Moffat of Cyber Education Services will be giving a presentation about managing your digital reputation, cyber bullying, and social networking geared towards parents and students.  Registration is not required, but would be helpful.

Please register here for the Cyber Education Presentation: Registration Form 

Suggested donation $5.00 per family:  Donate Online  to the CCA Foundation

COME LEARN ABOUT UP-TO-DATE TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY: What is the right age for my teen to have a smartphone? What are my options? How do I set up boundaries in the Digital World, how do I keep up? Learn about some of the latest phone apps that could put you and your teen at risk. Learn more about Instagram, Snapchat, Kik, and many more!! Learn some simple techniques to better connect with your teen. Walk away with the tools to create a technology contract for your family.         ☺ BRING YOUR PHONE, YOU’RE GONNA NEED IT ☺

MiraCosta Placement TestingTop of Page

No MiraCosta Placement Testing on Wednesday, March 9th

CCA Senior,

Math and English placement testing for MiraCosta College, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 9th, has been postponed.  We are working with MiraCosta to confirm alternative dates and times. The field trip (eCAP) has also been postponed and will now take place in April.  Details will follow when finalized. 

AP Registration Top of Page

Dear Raven families,

Here is a reminder that AP Registration will be closing soon, on Wednesday, March 16.  Late fee registration runs until March 31.  If your student plans on taking an AP test this Spring, please visit http://sduhsdapexams.com to register and for more information.

Wishing success to all of our students,

CCA Administration

Cyber EducationTop of Page

Special Cyber Education Opportunity for Parents and Students Thursday 3/10/16 at 5:30 pm in the CCA Learning Commons:

COME LEARN ABOUT UP-TO-DATE TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY:

What is the right age for my teen to have a smartphone? What are my options?

How do I set up boundaries in the Digital World, how do I keep up?

Learn about some of the latest phone apps that could put you and your teen at risk.

Learn more about Instagram, Snapchat, Kik, and many more!!

Learn some simple techniques to better connect with your teen.

Walk away with the tools to create a technology contract for your family.

☺ BRING YOUR PHONE, YOU’RE GONNA NEED IT ☺

Canyon Crest Academy is bringing Jon Moffat of Cyber Education Services for a presentation geared towards parents and students. 

Please register here: Registration Form

Suggested donation $5.00 per family:  Donate Online to the CCA Foundation

More information about the topics that will be covered:

MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION: We are now in a world where everyone has two reputations, a “Real World” reputation and a “Digital Reputation”. During the presentation, real life examples are provided to discover how your “Digital Reputation” can affect your “Real World” reputation. The presentation then offers necessary up-to-date solutions to managing your “Digital Reputation.”

CYBER-BULLYING:  "Cyber-bullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by someone using the Internet, mobile devices and/or other interactive digital technologies. The presentation focuses on exposing the latest trends and techniques used to cyber-bully someone. Learn more about the newest tricks, apps and websites and how to properly deal with instances of cyberbullying.

SOCIAL NETWORKING:  Just telling a person to “be careful out there” is no longer enough. Social

Networking websites such as Facebook have been singled out as the greatest contributors to creating

digital reputations. As technology evolves, so do the challenges techusers face. The goal of this section is

to provide answers and solutions to the most recent changes in technology. We teach participants how

to effectively manage their digital reputation in order to best reduce the chances of something being

posted now affecting them in the future.

GIRL EMPOWERMENT WEEK Top of Page

Hello Parents,

 

Throughout this week, A team of students have worked hard to bring Girl Empowerment Week to CCA.  This Has been a week of presentations, screenings of the film “Girl Rising”, and events/activities designed to bring to light the issues impacting all persons in an effort to improve gender equity and female empowerment. This is experience is an opportunity to involve students in a timely discussion that serves to empower and enlighten all.

 

In addition to the daily speakers, events, and activities, this week culminates with an evening film screening of critically acclaimed "Girl Rising", a powerful and thought-provoking film that beautifully captures the stories and struggles of girls around the world. This screening is open to the community; students of all ages, parents, friends, family, and community members alike are invited to attend! The film screening is at 6 pm on Friday March 4th. Come support girls within the community and in communities far from us, and attend this feature film event!

 

Below is a description of the speakers that Have/will be presenting at CCA.

 

Monday 2.29

Girl Rising Film

 

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettablegirls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. 

 

Girl Rising is a revolutionary film that follows the life stories of nine girls from the developing world, who struggle every day for freedom, education and a voice in their home countries of Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.

 

Tuesday 3.1

Dr. Sheila Mody and Dr. Akila Weber, UCSD Global Health

 

A professor at UCSD School of Medicine, Dr. Mody will be giving a presentation on reproductive health of girls and her research on the topic. This is relevant to students of all genders, as our Health Education is not as comprehensive as to cover this topic in its entirety, and this information is extremely important and relevant to students of the high school age group. 
Dr. Weber will be addressing issues particular to transgender women and women of color; issues that both current and relevant to students; educating students on these topics allows for a more inclusive atmosphere within the school and for increased awareness of global social issues.

 

Wednesday 3.2

Qualcomm Speakers

Emma Watson UN Address

Ms. Gillian Brittan, M.Ed & CCA teacher

 

Speakers from Qualcomm will be coming to discuss under-representation of women within the workforce, especially within the tech industry and unequal compensation between genders for equal work as well. Qualcomm kick started it's celebration of International Day of the Woman early in February and has had several speaker panels and events already to promote gender equality. 

 

CCA teacher, Gillian Brittan, will be addressing female empowerment issues as they pertain to young women and men today with specific focus examining today's "shaming" culture as driven by perpetuation of negative social norms via social media and almost constant connectivity to an online audience. This will be done in conjunction with the showing of Emma Watson's UN Address and the #HeForShe campaign and a guided group discussion following.

 

Thursday 3.3

Dr. Divya Kakaiya, Healthy Within

 

Dr. Kakaiya has been practicing Psychotherapy since 1985 and is a true visionary in her field of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback and a seasoned expert in the field of brain conditions. She specializes with cross cultural issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), trauma, women’s issues, substance abuse, utilizing Neurofeedback as one of her primary treatment modalities. She has also published extensively on issues related to family dynamics, treating adolescents with eating disorders and issues related to South Asian Women. 

 

Friday 3.4

Dr. Karen Dobkins, UCSD

 

Dr. Dobkins is  a Professor of Psychology at UCSD specializing in mindfulness, she will be leading a small seminar/interactive mini-course based of the class she teaches at UCSD. The principles taught in her class are based on Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Cognitive Therapy (as well as Buddhism and Neuroscience). The focus is on how to live a life where actions are aligned with core values, and to give students the tools they need to feelempowered and to live a life they love, with purpose and clarity.


this weeklong effort is a collaboration of several clubs and conservatories, including Body Aloud Club; GCandA Club; Society and Culture Club; PALs; and EVA Conservatory, and addresses a wide range of issues pertaining to GirlEmpowerment over the course of the week. The aim of the week is to educate students on issues that girls/women face ranging from those particular to developing countries, transgender women, women of color, the under representation of women in certain fields, misrepresentation in media, and the disproportionate validation that girls are taught to derive from their bodies rather than their identities.

 

We hope you come and support girls in communities close and far from us and attend our open film screening Friday March 4th!

Thank you!

 

CCA Community DayTop of Page

Hello Ravens,

We would like to present to you the opportunity to participate in the first ever CCA Community Day. CCA Community Day is the PALs program's version of Challenge Day and will take place April 26th and 28th of 2016

CCA Community Day is an event similar to Challenge Day in the way that it fulfills the same purpose of fostering an environment of support, respect and acceptance at CCA. This is achieved through the combination of fun and engaging activities and thought-provoking discussions. CCA Community Day is tailored specifically for the needs and community at CCA and we feel that this will be a truly enriching experience for both students and staff who choose to participate. The students and staff will leave the day with a stronger sense of community and a better understanding of those around them.

CCA Community Day will be a school day long event for a maximum of 100 participating students each day. Students will report directly to the designated location on their specific date and will stay there for the remainder of the school day. 
 
There are two ways for a student to be a part of this unique experience. You may sign up to be a participant, or apply and interview to become a student leader.
 
Participant:
  • Must sign up on ccapals.com
  • Will be selected for one of the two CCA Community Days
  • Is an involved, passionate, and excited student at CCA
  • Will be invited to join follow up meetings after CCA Community Days
 
Student Leader:
  • Must apply and take part in the interview process
  • Is needed for two training days prior to the event (dates TBD)
  • Will be present at both of the CCA Community Days
  • Must attend follow up meetings after CCA Community Days

We are looking for students who are open and excited to participate in this event.The commitment of a participant is just to attend his or her assigned day and the commitment of a student leader includes attending both days. Furthermore, there will be a few follow up check-ins throughout the rest of the school year with small groups to continue the connection and support fostered during CCA Community Day.

Please feel free to email ccacommunityday@gmail.com if you have any further questions. Additionally, please email if you are interested in being a part of CCA Community Day as a Student Leader or visit ccapals.com for more information. Thank you so much in advance for your participation and support.

Have a great day!

Sincerely,

CCA PALs

Course Selection for 2016-2017Top of Page

Dear CCA Parents and Students,

​     A reminder that Course selection for the 2016-2017 ends Monday, February 29. To assure that your student has 2016-2017 classes, you must:
1. select courses and alternates online in the PARENT Aeries Portal    AND 
2. turn in the contract to the Counseling Secretary  

Students must select courses online in Aeries PRIOR to submitting the contract.  If you need help logging in to Aeries, please contact Caroline Moroney in the Student Services building.  If you have not already, please visit http://cc.sduhsd.net/Counseling/Returning-Students/index.html for instructions, graduation and college requirements, and course profiles. Please use these resources to assist your student to make informed choices for next year. Remember that the courses selected will determine ​the 2016-2017 CCA Master Schedule and your student's year-long 2016-2017 class schedule. 

Please plan ahead to ensure your courses are submitted in Aeries and your contract is turned in tomorrow or Monday.  

Contracts will not be collected and Aeries cannot be updated for students who miss this deadline until contracts submitted prior to the deadline have been processed.

Thank you for your attention to this important task to set all students up for a successful year in 2016-2017.

CCA Administration

​Course selection for 2016-2017Top of Page

Dear CCA Parents and Students,
​Course
 selection for the 2016-2017 school year will begin this week. All students will attend a grade-level​ course selection presentation on 2/17 or 2/18 and receive a Course Selection Contract to review and complete together. To assist your student with course selection, the Counseling Department created a web page with step-by-step instructions: http://cc.sduhsd.net/Counseling/Returning-Students/index.html. There are links to required courses for graduation and college eligibility, course profiles, and course selection materials.  Please use these resources to assist your student in order to make thoughtful, informed choices.  Remember that the courses selected will determine
​ ​
​the 2016-2017 CCA Master Schedule and your student's year-long 2016-2017 class schedule. 

Please note: The online Aeries Course Selection window will be open 2/17-2/29/2016. The paper Course Selection Contracts* are due to the Counseling Office no later than Monday, February 29 at 3:00 pm. In order to select courses online in Aeries, students must log in through the PARENT Aeries account.  If you need help logging into Aeries, please contact Caroline Moroney in the Student Services building. 
*Students must complete online course selection in Aeries before they can turn in their paper contract.
CCA Administration

Spring Athletic ClearanceTop of Page

Good Afternoon, Raven Families,
 
The Cleared Spring Athlete list has been posted to the CCA Athletic Website and shared with the Spring Coaches for tryouts.  If your name does not appear on this list, you are not eligible to try out for or participate in a Spring Sport for Canyon Crest Academy.  Please contact the Athletic Secretary, Mrs. Yvonne Fortin, if you have questions.  
The tryout dates and times for Spring Sports have also been posted, but are subject to change.  Like our Facebook page for updates on Spring Sports, trouts and game schedules.  
 
Go Ravens!

on Thursday afternoonTop of Page

Dear CCA 9th Graders,

 

You’ve almost completed your first year of high school, and it’s already time to start thinking about classes for next year. The counselors will be holding course selection presentations in the Proscenium on February 17th and 18thAfter the presentation, we will be distributing the 2016-2017 course selection contracts for you to fill out with your parents. If you would like to meet with your counselor to discuss your courses, please be sure to check the box on the contract requesting a meeting and your counselor will contact you to set up a date.

 

If you would like to get a head start on planning your courses, please take a look at the 4 Year Plan Templatehttp://cc.sduhsd.net/documents/Counseling/4YearPlan.pdf, and begin filling out your planned courses prior to meeting with your counselor.  This rough draft of your 4 Year Plan will help you, your parents, and your counselor make informed decisions as you move on into 10th grade.  Descriptions of courses, prerequisites, estimated workload, and which requirements the course fulfills can be found at, http://cc.sduhsd.net/Counseling/Course-Profiles/index.html

 

Sincerely,

 

The CCA Counseling Department 

 

School Menu and Nutrition InformationTop of Page

Nutrition Services Menu

Interested in the choices your children have for Lunch?

 "Sign Up Now for  MONTHLY School Menu and Nutrition Information"   http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?page=automenu&sid=2011131648587358

Thanks

Richard Mariam

Director of Nutrition Services

760-753-6241 ext 3427

A Nod to our CounselorsTop of Page

Good morning, Ravens!

Did you know that this week (February 1-5) is National School Counseling Week?

National School Counseling Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the unique contributions of professional high school counselors within the U.S. public school system. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success, provide social-emotional guidance and support, navigate the college application and selection process, and plan for life after high school.

Please take a moment this week to thank our amazing Canyon Crest Academy Counselors for all that they do to support our Ravens during their years at CCA and beyond!

Go Ravens!

Mr. Mueller

 

PSAT ResultsTop of Page

CCA Families,

PSAT results are in! If your student took the PSAT in October, then they will be receiving their score reports in their 1st period class tomorrow.

If your student does not have a 1st period class, then they can pick up their report from Ms. Burrows in the Student Services Building.

~CCA Administration 

2nd quarter gradesTop of Page

The Second Quarter 2016 reporting period ended on Friday, January 22nd, 2016.  Grades are posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are permanent grades that have been posted to your Student’s transcript.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  

Start of Spring Term eBlastTop of Page

Dear Raven Families -

A few reminders as the Spring term begins:  Second-quarter grades will be posted to Aeries on Jan. 28 under “Grades.”  The Spring term will begin on Wednesday, January 27. 

 

As of this email, all students should check the Aeries Portal under “Student Info: Classes” to confirm their spring class schedule and room assignments. If you are unable to access Aeries, please visit the Media Center before school on the first day of the term. *Note: Student class schedules will not be printed/passed out on the first day of spring term. All students should print their spring schedule in Aeries.

SDUHSD Board Policy sets a two-week limit at the beginning of each term to add a class to replace a dropped course, and to drop a class without it reflecting on the transcript. In an effort to serve students more efficiently and improve attendance in the first week of the term, students who need to request schedule changes may download an Add/Drop Request Form from the CCA Counseling website and turn in the completed form to the Counseling Office during daily walk-in periods, before or after school or at lunch. Students must attend their scheduled classes while the add/drop request is being processed. Counselors are not able to address spring schedule change requests by phone or email. ​

Looking forward to a successful Spring term!

CCA Administration

 

Spring Attendance RemindersTop of Page

Here are some helpful reminders regarding Attendance as we prepare for the Spring Term.

  • If your student will be leaving school during the school day please remember to request an Off Campus Pass 24-48 hours in advance. Students must have their pass with them before leaving campus.
  • If your student is feeling sick during the school day, they must go to the Health Office to check out before leaving campus. Last minute voicemails/emails may not be processed in a timely manner.
  • Students who do not follow the proper check-out procedure may be considered Truant for any classes missed.
  • Students arriving late to school or returning to school from an appointment must sign in at the Attendance Window.
  • All Off Campus Pass requests, Absence reporting and Tardy reporting may be done through our Attendance email – CCAAttendance@SDUHSD.NET or by calling the school and following the proper prompts. Press 1 for Attendance –THEN –  Press 1 for Off Campus Pass or Press 2 for All Day Absences/Tardy.

Thank you for your continued cooperation!

 

A message from AdminTop of Page

Dear Raven Families -

Congratulations on completing the fall term! Monday (1/25) and Tuesday (1/26) are non-school days for students. Second-quarter grades will be posted to Aeries on Jan. 28 under “Grades.”  The Spring term will begin on Wednesday, January 28. 

 

After 3 pm on Tuesday, January 26, all students should check the Aeries Portal under “Student Info: Classes” to confirm their spring class schedule and room assignments. If you are unable to access Aeries, please visit the Media Center before school on the first day of the term. *Note: Student class schedules will not be printed/passed out on the first day of spring term. All students should print their spring schedule in Aeries.

SDUHSD Board Policy sets a two-week limit at the beginning of each term to add a class to replace a dropped course, and to drop a class without it reflecting on the transcript. In an effort to serve students more efficiently and improve attendance in the first week of the term, students who need to request schedule changes may download an Add/Drop Request Form from the CCA Counseling website and turn in the completed form to the Counseling Office during daily walk-in periods, before or after school or at lunch. Students must attend their scheduled classes while the add/drop request is being processed. Counselors are not able to address spring schedule change requests by phone or email. ​

Finally, a reminder that the CCA campus will be closed on both Monday (1/25) and Tuesday (1/26).

Congratulations again on an outstanding fall term!

CCA Administration

 

Stress Less WeekTop of Page

Hello CCA Families,

 I think all of us can agree that finals can make any student stressed out and panicked. After lots of thought and consideration, we came up with a solution.  In effort to relieve some of that stress, we decided to make the week of finals, 1/19-1/22, Stress Less Week.  Stress Less Week consists of fun activities during lunch that would give students a break from studying and a chance to relax.  Below is a schedule of the week:

 Monday (1/18): NO SCHOOL

 Tuesday (1/19): Teacher Dunk Tank - On this day, students will get to dunk teachers in the lower quad.

 Wednesday (1/20): Foam Party - On this day, students get a chance to get wet and covered in foam in the lower quad I (the foam is not soap based so it will not leave residue).  Because of this, we suggest students bring:

  • a towel 
  • change of clothes
  • clothes that they are willing to get wet

 Thursday (1/21) and Friday (1/22): Therapy Dogs - Students will get a chance to hold and pet adorable puppies in the upper quad by the lunch lines.

 Sincerely,

PALs 

Start SmartTop of Page

Dear Raven families,

Please be advised that the Start Smart session scheduled for tonight at San Dieguito Academy has been postponed until next Thursday, January 21, at 6 pm in the Media Center at San Dieguito Academy.

Thank you for your understanding,

CCA Administration

PSAT ScoresTop of Page

Dear Raven Families,

 If your student took the PSAT in October and you still haven’t been able to view their PSAT score, here is an update from CollegeBoard that may help you:

 “Students who provided an email address on their PSAT form were emailed the access code.  Students who did not provide an email can create their account and try to access the scores by indicating that they do not have the access code.  CollegeBoard will match the student by school, birthdate, name and other identifying information.

 If this does not work, students/parents can call the student PSAT help line:   866-433-7728.”

 Additionally, CCA will be receiving paper score reports at the end of the month, which will be distributed to each student.

 ~CCA Administration

FAFSA Financial Aid Night rescheduledTop of Page

CCA Seniors & Senior Parents/Guardians,

The FAFSA Financial Aid Night has been rescheduled.

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Proscenium Theatre, CCA Counseling will host an informative FAFSA Financial Aid Night to assist senior students and their families planning to apply for financial aid assistance at public and private universities.  Our presenters are financial aid counselors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  They will explain the financial aid process and walk you through the FAFSA application.  There will be time for questions and answers.  It is not necessary to RSVP. 

This presentation is not specific to the UC system as the FAFSA is required by the vast majority of private and public institutions. The FAFSA for the 2016-2017 school year opened January 1, 2016, at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.  

Spring Course Change RequestsTop of Page

Dear CCA Students and Parents:

Advance Spring Term Course Change Requests:  During the week of Jan. 12-16 students may request necessary class changes in advance of the spring term to request:  to add a course to remediate D or F grades or for high school graduation or college eligibility, level changes between college prep. and Honors/AP, or elective changes in the same period only. There will be no elective changes after the start of the term. ​T​he required form will be posted on the Counseling website 1/12-1/16 and it can be submitted during Counseling walk-in periods, before or after school or at lunch daily.  If the class change is possible, it will be reflected on the student class schedule for the first day of the spring term.

Students​ with​ ​questions about spring classes​ may come in to Counseling during walk-in time as well. Counselors are not able to address spring term course requests via phone or email.  Please note, the spring master schedule is in process and there may still be changes to periods and alternates.  All other course change requests can be addressed during the two-week add/drop period​ at the start of spring term.

CCA Administration

Rain TipsTop of Page

Good afternoon, Ravens.

 

Please consider picking up your child after 3:15 (especially during the rain).  The Learning Commons is warm and dry and open until 3:45 each day. In addition, the College and Career Center in the Student Services building is open until 5 pm each Monday through Thursday for Study Hall, supervised by a CCA teacher.  With these options, your son/daughter may get a head start on homework, and you will support our efforts in securing a safe and orderly exit from campus.

 

We respectfully request, and will be working in collaboration with the San Diego Police Department, that our traffic signs, lanes, and directions be honored at all times. We have experienced a number of near accidents by visitors that speed through our parking lots, across Village Loop Center Road, attempt to exit through a ‘one way’ lane, or double/triple park while waiting for students.

 

Student safety is our priority, and staggering pick up times would be very helpful in relieving the congestion in the parking lots, particularly in the afternoon.  

 

Thank you for your consideration,

Lost and Found reminderTop of Page

Hello Raven Parents!
 
This is a courtesy email to inform you that we have a lot of missing items in our lost & found. Items such as clothing (mainly sweaters), reading glasses, keys, water bottles, jewelry, and electronic devices/accessories. 
Please check with your kids to see if they have misplaced any such items, and if so, please encourage them to check the lost & found at the front desk in the Admin building. 
 
The Career Center may have some lost items and last the locker rooms have lost & found items as well.
 
Very soon most of the lost & found items will be sent off for donations, recycling, or thrown out if it cannot be donated or recycled. So we wanted to give the students an opportunity to recover any lost items. 
 
Thank you!  
 

Progress ReportsTop of Page

The Progress Grade reporting period ended on Tuesday, December 8th.  Progress Report Grades will be posted in the Aeries portal under the ‘Grades’ tab.  These are not permanent grades, but are meant to convey your student’s progress at this time.  If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher directly.  No report cards will be printed or mailed.  The final Quarter will end Friday, January 22, 2016 and permanent grades will be posted to the transcript the following week.

PSAT ScoresTop of Page

Dear CCA Families,

If your student took the PSAT at CCA in October, CollegeBoard will be releasing scores in January. More information to follow when we return after Winter Recess.

Thank you for your patience.

~CCA Administration

FAFSA Financial Aid Night on Jan. 6thTop of Page

CCA Seniors & Senior Parents/Guardians,

Please join us!

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, in the Proscenium Theatre, CCA Counseling will host an informative FAFSA Financial Aid Night to assist senior students and their families planning to apply for financial aid assistance at public and private universities.  Our presenters are financial aid counselors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  They will explain the financial aid process and walk you through the FAFSA application.  There will be time for questions and answers.  It is not necessary to RSVP. 

This presentation is not specific to the UC system as the FAFSA is required by the vast majority of private and public institutions. The FAFSA for the 2016-2017 school year opens January 1, 2016, at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.  

Attendance RemindersTop of Page

Dear Raven Families,

 Here are a few reminders from Attendance on this last week before Winter Break.

 - If your student is leaving school early, please send in your Off campus pass request at least 24 hours in advance to CCAAttendance@SDUHSD.NET

 - Passes are not delivered to students. Please remind students to pick up their Off Campus passes at the Attendance window before school, between classes or during lunch. Students will need to show the pass to their teacher to be dismissed from class.

 - If your request is not received 24 hours in advance and your child does not drive themselves to school, parents must come to the Attendance window to sign out their students. Please make sure to bring your ID.

 If you have any questions regarding Attendance – please visit

http://www.sduhsd.net/Parents--Students/Attendance/index.html

 

 
 
 

Bell Schedule for 12/8Top of Page

Happy Monday Ravens!! We will have a different bell schedule tomorrow (Tuesday 12/8/15) to accommodate an evacuation drill.

 

Period 1 :8:00 - 9:20

Period 2: 9:28 – 10:48

Drill:10:48 – 11:33

Lunch: 11:33 – 12:05

Period 3: 12:13 – 1:33

Period 4:1:40 – 3:00

Learning Commons/Media Center UpdateTop of Page

Dear CCA Families, 

 Please note that the Media Center will be closed from Monday, December 7th with the goal of reopening by January 11th, due to renovations as part of the bond work for CCA.  The Career and Counseling Center will be available for students that need access to a computer and/or printer. 

​​​For information about this Prop AA project and more, click here.

​Thank you so much for your patience as we upgrade our learning commons.  ​

~CCA Administration

 

10th grade counseling presentations Top of Page

Attention 10th Grade Raven Families:

 The week following Fall Break, the Counseling Department will hold 10th grade counseling presentations during period 2 on Tuesday 12/1 and Wednesday 12/2. Teachers will send students on one of the two days; any student who cannot attend one presentation day may attend the other. A presentation for parents of 10th grade students will be offered on Wednesday, 12/2 at 6:00 pm in the Proscenium Theater.

 Counselors will share information pertinent to the sophomore year, including graduation and college requirements, resources available on campus, and explore relevant features in Naviance. We hope you will join us and not miss this opportunity to receive helpful information in support of your student!  Please use this link http://cc.sduhsd.net/Counseling/Presentation-Index/index.html, if you would like to view or print the presentation ahead of time. Hard copies will not be available at the presentation.

 

on campus portraitsTop of Page

Seniors/Senior Parents,
 
A quick reminder that Keane Studios will be on campus Tuesday November 17 for the Yearbook Only On Campus photo sessions for seniors. This session is for those who are not having photos taken at Keane Studios. Some things to remember:
 
- Keane Studios is the only photographer for senior portraits in the yearbook this year.
- If you do not have your portrait taken by Keane Studios, you will not be in the yearbook.
- This is the only on campus date.
- This session is no charge.
- You will not be able to select the photo.
- There will be no touch-ups.
 
If you would rather book a session at Keane Studios, you can contact them at:
 
They are now conveniently located right across the street from CCA...
 
Thank you,
 
CCA Yearbook Staff

1st period unscheduled for PSATTop of Page

This Wednesday, October 14th, CCA will be administering the PSAT to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Students will be taking the test with their 1st period teachers, unless  otherwise notified.

All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who take a gym or music during period 1 will be relocated to a classroom. Students can find out their room location from their 1st period teacher. Additionally, the rosters for relocated classes and unscheduled students will be posted on the Counseling and AP office windows by Tuesday, October 13.

All  9th, 10th and 11th grade students with the last name of A-J who have an unscheduled period 1 class or who are Office TA’s will be assigned to C105 & those with the last name of K-Z will be assigned to D204.

Senior Checkout - UrgentTop of Page

Dear CCA Senior, 

Our records show you have not picked up your senior checkout form.  You are receiving this email because our records indicate you have not picked up your senior checkout form. You must complete the Senior Check Out process by Monday, June 8 due to one or more of the following:

  • You have an outstanding fee or fine
  • You were not passing a required course for graduation at the 4th quarter progress report
  • You have an off campus course that must be posted to the transcript to be eligible to graduate
  • You have not completed the Senior Exit Survey under About Me in Naviance

Please come to the CCA Counseling Office before school on Monday June 8th to pick-up your mandatory Senior Check Out form. 

All forms must be completed and submitted to the CCA Registrar, Andy Shephard, no later than Monday, June 8 at 3:30 pm.  Failure to complete a Senior Check Out form will result in your inability to participate in Senior Week.

Sincerely, 

CCA Administration

annual residency verificationsTop of Page

The San Dieguito Union High School District requires annual residency verifications for all continuing SDUHSD students and any new students enrolling for the 2015-16 school year. This process is a legal requirement in California, and it helps our district ensure that all available resources are spent efficiently and effectively to the benefit of SDUHSD families. Moreover, these additional steps will help provide a full and precise accounting of our student population as we review staffing for the coming year. 

 

The deadline for continuing students in grades 7 through 11 to submit residency documentation was March 27, 2015.  You are receiving this message because our records indicate that you have not yet submitted the required paperwork.   It is critically important for you to submit the paperwork for this required annual residency verification in order to maintain scheduled classes for the 2015-16 school year.

 

Forms may be dropped off at the District Office, located at 710 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 or at your child’s school.

Required enrollment forms can be found at http://www.sduhsd.net/Parents--Students/Residency-Verification/index.html or at your child’s school. Check the district’s website at sduhsd.net or follow us on Facebook for updated information. If you have questions regarding residency verification please e-mail verify@sduhsd.net.

6/3/14, Graduation ParkingTop of Page

2014 Graduation Parking Information:

  • Shuttle buses between Cathedral Catholic HS and CCA will be available from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  Please consider parking at Cathedral and utilizing a shuttle as parking at CCA will be at a premium
  • Unless you have a reserved space through the CCA Foundation, please plan on parking in either the Staff Lot (with the solar panels) or the Student Lot
  • Handicapped parking will be available in the Student Lot (these spots will be designated as such)
  • Those in need of extra assistance will have the opportunity to ride in a golf cart from their parking spot in the Student Lot to the field
  • CCA seniors should avoid driving themselves to school on graduation day.  Instead, they should either be dropped off at school or they should carpool with other graduates.  Reducing the number of vehicles in our lots will be critical
  • Once the Staff and Student lots are full, we will be closing these lots.  At that point, remaining vehicles will need to park at Cathedral and utilize one of the shuttle buses
  • In order to ensure a parking spot for graduation day, it is advised that you arrive as early as possible.  Gates will open at noon for the 1:30 ceremony
  • A reminder that since our graduation ceremony will take place on our new turf field, no high heels will be allowed
  • Finally, be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you to the ceremony

If you have any questions, please contact us at (858) 350-0253 x4003. Thank you,  CCA Administration