Email Communication Archive

Picture Make Up Day 9/14Top of Page

Dear CCA Families,

The first opportunity for ID/Yearbook picture make-ups will be Friday, 9/14, from 8:30am-2:30pm in the gym mezzanine. Refer to the table below for the scheduled release times that will help control student traffic for the photographers. If a student missed Raven Readiness, it is that student's responsibility to communicate with the teacher that corresponds to the period below from which the student will be released to go to the gym and have a school ID picture taken. Teachers will also be provided a roster of students requiring make-up photos to reference in case of a student request. If that time or class period does not work due to curricular demands, the teacher can choose to send students at a more convenient time or our photographers will be available at lunch or during the second make-up day on Monday, 10/1.

Period 1

Grade and Last Name Alpha Breakdown


Seniors A-H


Seniors I-Q


Seniors R-Z

Period 2



Juniors A-H


Juniors I-Q


Juniors R-Z


Sophomores A-H

Period 3



Sophomores I-Q


Sophomores R-Z


Freshmen A-H

Period 4



Freshmen I-Q


Freshmen R-Z


It is most important that students without pictures and IDs are able to participate on Friday, so we are asking that students who want to retake an existing picture for any reason to do so on our 2nd picture make-up day scheduled for Monday, 10/1, or on their own time during the transition times or lunch. To control crowds on that final day, any students wanting pictures retaken will need a note verifying they have parent permission to do so.

Thank you!

August 2018Top of Page

Canyon Crest Connection Newsletter

August 31st, 2018


We would like to invite you to our 2018 Fall Term Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, September 4th at 5:45 pm. Back-to-School Night is an evening designed for you to get to know what is going on at CCA, to meet your child's new teachers, and to learn about their expectations. This is an excellent opportunity for us all to discuss ways in which we can work together to support your child in making the most of their high school experience. We encourage all of you to come visit us. Please meet us in the quad before reporting to your student’s period 1 class. The schedule for the evening is noted below.

5:45 – Welcome by Mr. Killeen in the quad

6:00 – 6:10 Period 1

6:17 – 6:29 Period 2

6:36 – 6:46 Period 3

6:53 – 7:03 Period 4 (zero period will also meet during this period)

7:10 – 7:20 Conservatory

Optional Presentations

4:00 – Year One PE Family Life in Gym Classroom 204

4:45 – 5:15 Counseling Presentation for 9th grade parents of students last names A-L in Proscenium

5:15 –  5:45 Counseling Presentation for 9th grade parents of students last names M-Z in Proscenium

To avoid waiting in lines, we are asking parents to please print out your child's schedule from the Aeries Parent Portal and bring it with you to campus, or simply have your student complete the schedule information below. If for some reason you are unable to print out your child's schedule at home, we will be happy to print out a copy for you. We will start printing copies on request at 5:15 pm at the finance windows in front of the gym. Maps will be provided upon your arrival.







6:00 – 6:10


6:17 – 6:29


6:36 – 6:46


(or Zero)

6:53 – 7:03


7:10 – 7:20

The CCA Counseling Department will offer a presentation for 9th grade parents prior to Back to School Night. During this presentation, counselors will review graduation and college entrance requirements, discuss CCA Culture, and share general tips for 9th graders.  Freshman parents with students whose last name begins with A-L interested in attending should gather at 4:45pm in the Proscenium Theater. Freshman parents with students whose last name begins with M-Z, please plan to come to the Proscenium Theater at 5:15pm.

The CCA Physical Education Department will offer a preview Preview of Year One Family Life curriculum in Gym classroom 204, and be available to answer questions related to the Family Life curriculum. In addition, please note that all scheduled PE classes (PE Year One, Weight Training, and Sports Performance) will meet teachers in Dance room 2, on the upper level of the Gym.

This is a fun and informative evening, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely, CCA Administration


August 30th, 2018

Dear 9th Grade Raven Families    
9th Grade Counseling Presentations will be offered to students during 2nd period on Tuesday, 9/4 and Wednesday, 9/5/2018. Teachers will send students on one of the two days; any student who cannot attend one presentation day may attend the other. Counselors will review graduation and college entrance requirements, discuss CCA Culture and share general tips for 9th graders. 

A presentation for parents of 9th Grade Students will be offered on Tuesday, 9/4 before Back to School Nightin the Proscenium Theater. The Parent Presentations have been split into two sessions as follows:

·       4:45 – 5:15 PM 9th Grade Parent Presentation for student last names A-L

·       5:15 –  5:45 PM 9th Grade Parent Presentation for student last names M-Z

Please use this link, if you would like to view or print the presentation ahead of time. 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!    

-CCA Counseling

August 28th, 2018

Dear Ravens,
We are so excited to welcome you to Canyon Crest Academy tomorrow for the 2018-2019 school year!  If you are new to CCA, don't hesitate to ask for any help you may need, including where to find a class.  
Give yourself enough time to get to school in the morning; if you get here at around 7:30, you will be fine.  In the afternoon, our lots will clear at about 3:25, and, as the year goes on, it will clear by about 3:15.  If you need to be picked up after school, waiting until after 3:15 may be easier.  Our Learning Commons is open until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  
The campus is open at lunch to juniors and seniors only.  Freshmen and sophomores stay on campus, and there are food options at the cafeteria and in the Nest.  You are welcome to eat anywhere on campus, but please do the right thing and clean up after yourselves.  
Get connected to our campus--it will make your high school experience even better!  We have over 250 clubs, athletics, the arts, robotics, and academic teams available for you.  If you are not connecting to our campus right away, reach out to a PAL, your counselor, an administrator, or any teacher for ideas.
Parents--feel free to come to the Foundation hosted Welcome Coffee tomorrow morning outside the administration building beginning at 7:30.  This is an opportunity for you to get to know other parents, and learn how you can get connected to this special school community, as well!
CCA Class schedules are now available on Aeries.  Please keep in mind that we worked on balancing classes this last week and as a result some schedules have changed since Raven Readiness Days.  If you are unable to access your schedule in Aeries please stop by the Learning Commons before school for support.
Please open the attachment to view the CCA Connection, our weekly bulletin.
We will see you in the morning!
Brett Killeen, Principal

August 28th, 2018

Hi and welcome back Senior Ravens!
We know that college applications are on your mind and we wanted to let you know about some upcoming events and information. Senior presentations will be Tuesday, 9/18 and Thursday 9/20 during 2nd period in the Theater. 
We will review various types of applications as well as the process of requesting letters of recommendation. Please enjoy the first couple of weeks of school and hold off on submitting anything until after the presentations. If you feel like you want to get a jump on college applications, things you can work on are: your brag packet, building your college list, and drafting responses to essays.
-CCA Counseling