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Welcome Back to School Reception

posted Jul 11, 2017, 9:49 AM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 10:37 AM ]

                                                                                          


Welcome Back to School! 

First Day of School Welcome Reception hosted by the CCA Foundation

Join us at drop off on the first day of school for coffee and a snack!

Meet our Principal, our Assistant Principals, staff, parents and teachers 

Graduation Photographs 2017

posted Jun 16, 2017, 9:29 AM by Joanne Couvrette



Graduation Photographs Are Still Available! 


For the second year in a row, we are offering unlimited graduation photograph downloads for $50! 

Why settle for this? 

When you can have this! 


We have two professional, free-lance photographers shooting photos of our graduation, including the presentation of diploma/handshake, rehearsals, candid shots before and after graduation. 

The money raised will benefit the Humanities Conservatory. 

You will receive an email with a link to download your photographs after graduation.

An Open Letter to the San Diego Union Tribune

posted May 26, 2017, 4:22 PM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated May 26, 2017, 4:23 PM ]

NEWS RELEASE 



The Foundations of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School and San Dieguito Academy 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                         CONTACT: 
Joanne Couvrette, Executive Director
(858) 350-0253 x4005

Dale Jaggers, Executive Director
(760) 436-6136 x6021

Leslie Saldana, Executive Director
(760) 753-1121 x5085

An Open Letter to the San Diego Union Tribune

May 25, 2017 (San Diego) On the field of play, in the battle of school rankings, and for countywide supremacy on standardized test scores, Torrey Pines High School is our archrival and we delight in our victories over them and mourn our losses against them in those arenas.   But we take no delight in the treatment they have received in the press over the past week, beginning with the May 14, 2017 UT article, and feel compelled to rise to their defense to correct the record on this subject.

Central to this discussion, and something that was ignored in the article, is the state funding formula for public schools.  Although you would never realize this from press coverage at any level of media, California’s funding model provides the least funding to districts located within what they define as affluent communities, such as San Diego’s North County.   As a result, our district, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD), receives the lowest amount of money per student of all the high school districts in San Diego. 

In fact, we are the lowest funded high school district of our size in California.  

What does this mean?  SDUHSD receives $18 million less than the average high school district in the state.  In San Diego, it means SDUHSD receives $25 million less than Escondido HSD, $17 million less than Grossmont HSD, and $13 million less than Sweetwater HSD.

The current model for funding public schools intentionally shifts the burden to parents in districts like ours.  What does this mean for our students?  

With EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS LESS in funding, our district cannot fund athletics.

With EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS LESS in funding, our district cannot fund arts programs.

With EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS LESS in funding, our district cannot fund after-school programs.

With EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS LESS funding, our district cannot fund weekend custodial services, or maintenance of baseball fields, or stadium bathrooms, or athletic trainers, or transportation, or game officials, or lights in the gym, the maintenance of the weight room, or uniforms, or balls, bats, or paint, or clay, or computers…..

I think you get the point.  And here is another point, the sum of the revenue of all four SDUHSD high school foundations falls far short of $18,000,000 per year. In fact, foundations provide less than 30% of the funding shortfall.

Yet, despite that, many of the schools of our district are nationally recognized as the best in the United States.  How does the lowest funded high school district of its size in California consistently produce the top high schools in the country?  Are we measuring success by how much money we spend or by an actual outcome?  Our district is an example of exemplary outcomes achieved on a comparably low budget.  If we are ever going to improve educational outcomes in this county, this state, and this nation; highlighting and studying how this district outpaces most others in measurable outcomes on the lowest funding in the state is where the Union Tribune can make a valuable contribution to the narrative.

Does it cost less money to run a school in the North County of San Diego?  No, arguably, everything costs more here rent, gas, groceries.  Do we have less infrastructure or personnel here? No, we have the same, if not more, infrastructure costs, as any other school in the County.

Despite the fact that there is low income housing across the street from several district schools, the funding formula, using the average income for our neighborhood, provides $1,431 less annual funding for each and every student in our district regardless of their family socioeconomic status.

Many of the parents of this district essentially give twice.  First, by shouldering a disproportionate amount of the tax burden, they are funding the other districts in the state which are deemed more worthy of additional funding; and second, by voluntarily donating to their own district they are making up the difference in what our district is shorted under the funding formula.

The important, and yet untold, story here is this peculiar statewide school funding system, not the Torrey Pines High School baseball team or the school foundation that supports it.  Without these dedicated volunteers and generous parents, there would be no school sports, arts, or extra-curricular activities in our district.

Should we all carefully evaluate how we ask for money? Yes, we should and we will.  Additional volunteer training is being planned and implemented.

But more importantly, should we illuminate the vagaries of the school funding formula in California? Absolutely.    The Union Tribune should aim their spotlight about 500 miles north onto Sacramento, where the problem starts.  We are disappointed that they misdirected it onto our rivals on the playing fields, but our allies in supporting our children: the dedicated parent volunteers, coaches and staff of the Torrey Pines Foundation.

Sincerely,

The Foundations of Canyon Crest Academy, La Costa Canyon High School, and San Dieguito Academy




Graduation Photography

posted May 22, 2017, 11:43 AM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated May 22, 2017, 3:40 PM ]




Graduation Photos 
Available on a pre-order, pre-paid basis only! 
For the second year in a row, we are offering unlimited graduation photograph downloads for $40!  
(Price increases on Graduation Day)

Why settle for this...

When you could have this..

We will have two professional, free-lance photographers shooting photos of graduation, including the
 presentation of diploma/handshake, rehearsals, and candid shots before and after graduation. 

The money raised will benefit the Humanities Conservatory.



CCA CAMPS

posted Feb 18, 2016, 10:43 AM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 9:44 AM ]



For 7th, 8th and 9th Graders

Students will learn the basic research and presentation skill necessary for effective debate and speech competition.

Half camp and full camp registrations are available with or without lunch.

July 3 - July 14
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Full camp: $350 or $413 with lunch
Half camp (July 3 - 7): $200 or $228 with lunch


Co-Ed camp open to students in 7th - 12th grade 
Group training runs and training for those that wish to train to run long distance over the summer. Sign up for the camp if you are looking to join us for any amount this summer. Alumni and parents need not sign up but are always welcome to join us. Coaching staff will be there along with team leaders and captains. Meeting times are when the group leaves, so be sure to arrive early. 

July 5, 2017 - August 4, 2017  (4 times a week) 
Tuesday - Friday, 8am
Tues - CCA, Wed - TP North Beach, Thur - CCA, Fri - TP North Beach  
$120
 


This is a week-long intensive that is designed to accommodate multiple levels of dancers.  The minimum age for enrollment is 12, and there is no maximum!  We start promptly at 9 every morning and finish at 3:50 PM every day.  Dancers receive a variety of wonderful training, including contemporary ballet, inversions, Horton technique, and contemporary jazz.  Space is limited to 40 dancers.

July 24, 2017 - July 28,2017
 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
 CCA Gym - Large Dance Studio
 $250.00
(Minimum Age is 12 Years, Open to ADULTS!)


Robotics Summer Camp (5th and 6th) 
Open to students in 5th and 6th grade 
Weeklong Sessions available
July 10th - August 4th  8:30 - 3:30 
CCA Campus 
$450 a week

Robotics Summer Camp (7th and 8th)
Open to Students in  7th and 8th grade
Weeklong Sessions available
July 10th - August 4th  8:30 - 3:30 
CCA Campus 
$450 a week




5/26/2017 - 7/14/2017 3x a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 4:00pm - 6:00pm 
CCA Gym and CCA Aux Gym 
$300 FEE


Run by varsity coaches Rachel Morris and Ariel Haas along with notable alumni currently/formerly playing in college as well as current varsity players, camp this summer promises to be great fun and a wonderful opportunity to improve your game no matter the level.
 
This years camp will be an all skills camp and will incorporate lots of direct 1-on-1 instruction, detailed breakdown of technical skills through fun and engaging drills, as well as numerous opportunities to compete.  Courts will be limited to 12 players per, and a minimum of 2 coaches per court (1 coach/every 6 campers)

For 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Girls (Fall 2017) 
7/10/2017 - 7/12/2017    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the CCA Gym & CCA Auxiliary Gym 
$180 per/student

This camp is for returning and prospective CCA field hockey players entering grades 9 - 12. The camp will focus on small-scale, individual skills as well as larger game-play tactics.

June 26 - 30 and July 5 - 7, 10 and 11
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CCA Stadium Turf Field
$330

Boys Off Season Baseball Program
For 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders

We have outlined 8 weeks of lifting to prepare you for the beginning of the 2017-2018 season. Our philosophy in strength training is that full-bodied/athletic lifts are most conducive to all athletic movements. The summer program is designed to build a strength foundation and develop your work ethic that you will need to maintain to continue to play at higher level of baseball. The program will include hitting/pitching drills and instruction to help improve strength, conditioning, hitting and pitching, both individually and as a team before next year.

Session 1: June 12 - June 30
Session 2: July 17 - August 25
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Position Players: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pitchers: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

$250

Boys Summer Baseball Camp
For 5th, 6th, 7th 8th and 9th Graders

Come spend a week with Ravens' Head Coach Ryan Mikkonen and CCA varsity Players to learn the way of the Canyon Crest Academy Ravens' Baseball Program. Each athlete will gain an understanding of the skills, dedication, and hard work needed to become a Raven. The camp will consist of a baseball specific functional warm up, proper catching/pitching mechanics and drills, as well as team offensive and defensive drills to help you become a successful high school player. The pledge of the camp staff is to leave no question unanswered and every attendee will get an honest evaluation of what he can do to help himself earn the right to wear a Raven on his hat and uniform. 

July 17 - July 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CCA Varsity Baseball Field
$200


The Raven High School Basketball Clinic is for players who are interested in being part of the boy’s basketball program next season. Brian Baum, head basketball coach at Canyon Crest Academy and former assistant coach at Emory University, along with other Canyon Crest Academy coaches will stress team and player development. 

6/20/2017 - 7/20/2017 
3 times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)  3:00pm - 5:00pm   
$250 per student

The Raven High School Basketball Clinic is for players who are interested in being part of the boy’s basketball program next season. Brian Baum, head basketball coach at Canyon Crest Academy and former assistant coach at Emory University, along with other Canyon Crest Academy coaches will stress team and player development.
 
5/30/2017 - 7/13/2017 
3 times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 3:00pm - 5:00pm
 $300 per student



Join the CCA Foundation Board

posted Mar 18, 2015, 10:24 AM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated May 8, 2017, 8:21 PM ]




Interested in joining the CCA Foundation Board? Information about our board positions with links to documentation describing each position's responsibilities can be found by clicking on the position: 


Board Directors

Newsletter and Eblast Archives

posted Mar 3, 2014, 3:06 PM by CCAF Webmaster   [ updated Feb 18, 2016, 10:20 AM by Joanne Couvrette ]

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/CCA-Foundation-Newsletter--3.html?soid=1101811044705&aid=OKC9H6rSMdk
Want to know what's happening at CCA? Read the latest edition of the CCA Foundation Newsletter! and all of our CCA Foundation eBlasts

eScrip for Everyone

posted Feb 28, 2014, 3:50 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 18, 2016, 10:20 AM by Joanne Couvrette ]

Please help us meet our goal to have 100% of CCA families sign up for eScrip! Take a minute to REGISTER NOW! Register your Vons Club Card, your Ralphs Rewards Card, and your Target REDcard to help raise money for CCA. It will make a BIG difference. Think you're already enrolled? You STILL need to RENEW each year. Log on to www.escrip.com - sign in - click on red check Yes to renew. Questions: call Sue Bednar at 858-481-0400 or email Stephen.Bednar @BluFi.net.

We can do it for you! Click here to enter your details.

If you prefer to do it yourself, follow the instructions below:

Do you Shop at Ralphs? Register your Ralphs Reward card online at www.ralphs.com and select Canyon Crest Academy as your organization. (CCA # is 80088.) Or call 1-800-443-4438.

Do you shop at Target? Register your Target REDcard online at http://www.Target.com/TCOE and select Canyon Crest Academy as your organization. (CCA # is 153512.) Or call 1-800-316-6142.

Do you Shop at Vons? When using your Vons Club Card, REMEMBER to pay with cash, check, or debit card at checkout. As of November 1, 2013 credit cards no longer earn school $$.

  1. You will need your Vons Club Card Number (NOT your phone Number!) If you're not sure of the number, call 877-723-3929 and choose option #4 (and then #2 to give them your phone number). They will look up your Vons Club Card Number for you.
  2. Log on to www.escrip.com and click on Sign Up (or Welcome and then Sign Up). Enter the School ID #500000839 (Canyon Crest Academy Foundation.) Register your Vons Club Card Number. You can also register credit and debit cards, as these will earn escrip dollars from participating restaurants.

CCA Spirit Wear Store

posted Feb 28, 2014, 2:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 18, 2016, 10:32 AM by Joanne Couvrette ]

http://www.shermanpromotions.com/CCA_SpiritWear.html
New!
Purchase CCA Spirit Wear and support the CCA Foundation! Free shipping or pickup at readiness days available, see the CCA Spirit Wear Store for details.

CCA Counseling Resources

posted Feb 28, 2014, 1:53 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 18, 2016, 10:20 AM by Joanne Couvrette ]

The Canyon Crest Academy Counseling Department provides a full array of Counseling, College and Career Services to CCA Students. Take a quick look at the CCA Counseling Department Website, and you'll find individual pages for Parents, Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. You'll also find a weekly CCA Counseling Newsletter which contains information on college scholarships and admissions, lists of colleges visiting the campus, ACT and SAT test schedules, community service opportunities, and more! The Counseling Presentation Index also contains a lot of useful links.

The CCA Counseling Website also allows you to sign up for Naviance, a website the Counseling Department uses to deliver nearly all of its web content, including important timelines and grade-level specific instructions. You can find a Naviance Power-Point Slideshow on the grade-level pages. This slideshow will guide you through the process of registering at the CCA Naviance Website.

The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation helps fund the CCA Counseling Department so that they can provide Counseling, College and Career Services. These programs would not exist without your generous support. Please consider making an Online Contribution to the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation or a Mail-in Contribution today!

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