CCA Announcement:Staff Appreciation!

posted Feb 5, 2018, 4:18 PM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 4:18 PM ]

Good afternoon! This is Kristy Laliotis, Board President of the CCA Foundation. I have
 three important announcements for parents.

First, tomorrow is back to school night for the spring semester. I look forward to seeing
you all there, and hope you can take a minute to stop by the CCA Foundation table
sometime during the evening. Our board members will be there and available to
answer any questions you may have about the foundation, our mission and our goals
for the coming months.

Second, our staff appreciation committee headed by Cynthia Kronemyer is in need of
some volunteers for this week’s lunch, scheduled for this Thursday, February 8 th at the
CCA Cage. Please consider helping with this fun event by signing up on our website.
The teachers and staff look forward to these lunches and we are in serious need of
additional help.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Finally, our one big all school fundraising event, our gala is happening this week. We
have our online auction, with trips, fun excursions with our teachers, and some great
CCA memorabilia available for bidding right from your mobile device or computer. Go
to to place your bids, with all proceeds benefitting the general needs of
every student, every day. There are still drawing tickets and gala tickets available for
this weekend’s event. It is going to be an incredible event and I hope to see many of
you there.

Have a great evening, and remember…..the auction closes at 9 pm tonight!


posted Jan 18, 2018, 9:24 AM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 2:24 PM ]

These are Experiences that You Can't Buy
Which one will you chose when you WIN!
For an Opportunity to WIN one of these two prizes:
Go to now for ticket packages or 
CLICK HERE for drawing tickets only!
Ireland Game of Thrones Experience

Stand on the spot where Lannisters schemed, stroll in the footsteps of the Starks, and gaze on grasslands crossed by the Dothraki horde

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posted Oct 27, 2017, 3:28 PM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 2:14 PM ]

OH! What a Night GALA! FAQ'S
Ticketing levels?  Which one is right for me?

That sounds like a personal question . . . but here are your choices . . .

What is the ticket buying process?
When you click on the links above for tickets, you will be re-directed to the gala ticket website, where you will set up an account, receive a confirmation email and then proceed to purchase.  Sorry for the multiple steps! If you would rather just call us at 858-350-0253 ext 4005, we can help you on the phone!

What's this Winner's Choice Drawing?
The drawing winner will get to pick from Game of Thrones Tour of Ireland or Ultimate Sports Experience.  Ticket are here (for more information go HERE) and you don't have to be at the gala to win.  Support the students, and have a chance for a BIG WIN!

What's all the hype about Christian Hoff?
Christian Hoff is best known as the Tony Award-winning actor from Broadway's Jersey BoysThe Who's Tommy, and two Grammy Award-winning cast albums. This California native has enjoyed a forty-year career in theatre, film, television, and radio. He is a producer and founding member of the musical group The Midtown Men, currently on their seventh national tour. 

VIP After-Party -  What is that? 
The VIP After-Party follows immediately after the show at the wonderful Dolce at the Highlands. Dessert and champagne provided by Dolce 
  • Sticky Toffee Fig Cake, Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries, Aged Balsamic
  • Raspberry Trifle, Vanilla Sponge, Yogurt, Raspberries, Lemon Curd
  • Butterscotch Budino, Salted Caramel, Crème Fraiche 
  • Flourless Chocolate Torte, Dark Chocolate Glaze, Sea Salt Sweet 
  • Ricotta Cannoli, Chocolate Chips, Pistachios

Meet and greet with our Tony-award winner Christian Hoff!

Who gets the money?
The money raised from the GALA are unrestricted funds for all CCA programs and will benefit all the students at CCA.  This year we want to fund two additional Chrome Book Carts, and New Flooring in the Gym, Theater and the Cage.  The funds truly benefit ALL STUDENTS!

Are there still tickets left?
The VIP section is sold out, and the regular seating is selling fast.
We don't have this, so buy a ticket before they sell out!

Can I buy at the door?
It is unlikely that there will be tickets sold at the door.

Gala at the school?  That is unusual.  So, what can I expect?
Expect to be dazzled and awed by our talented students.
The Gala is at CCA for CCA to keep our expenses low and our enrichment high. Why would we go to a hotel or rent a ballroom when we can bring in a Broadway entertainer and give our students a performance opportunity that NO other high school will offer them . . . being directed by and performing with a Tony-winner!
Cast of SNL@CCA from Gala 2016
Tony and Drama Desk Nominee Susan Egan rehearsing with students Gala 2017
Students Beatles House Band 2014
When should I arrive?  (I like to be fashionably late.)
The party starts at 5 p.m. and and food service starts then and continues until showtime . . . the show starts at 7 p.m.  If you arrive fashionably late, you will miss some of our wonderful live entertainment and no one will notice your grand entrance anyway as all eyes will be on our performers!

Gala 2014 . . . CCA Transformed into Liverpool . . . this year, welcome to the world of Jersey Boys!

What is the attire?
That is up to you, of course.  We suggest cocktail attire, but we encourage and appreciate themed attire . . . that 50's Look! Remember, this is CCA, so we love anyone who keeps it weird.  There will be a photographer and photo spots, so dress for the press as you see fit!

What food will be served at the gala?
A variety of wonderful food choices provided by DOLCE with an Italian flair:

  • Crab Cakes, Saffron Aioli and Fennel Salad
  • Arancini Smoked Mozzarella, Pomodoro Parmesan
  • Chicken Skewers with Satay Sauce
  • House Meatballs, Pomodora Passata, Herbs, Parmigiana, Grilled Baguette
  • Creamy Polenta, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Herbs, Lemon
  • Selection of  Refreshing Beverages
January 31st at 8 a.m.
Register Here

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posted Oct 17, 2017, 9:58 AM by Joanne Couvrette

Taste Of The Village

posted Oct 5, 2017, 9:08 AM by Joanne Couvrette

Delicious Food, Student Artwork, Student Performances!

Food from Baked Bear, Breakfast Republic, Dolce, Fresh Brothers, Luna Grill, 
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Panera, Vitality Tap and Westroot!

 Family Friendly!

October 8th, from 2pm - 6pm
The Village At Pacific Highlands Ranch
Tickets Only $25


CCA Alum Jason Segal Produces Back-to-School Night Video Honoring CCA Guest Artist and The Glass Castle Director Destin Cretton

posted Sep 6, 2017, 4:29 PM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 1:57 PM ]

Catalyst SAT & ACT Bootcamp

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CCA is #1 in Niche School Ratings

posted Sep 1, 2017, 2:14 PM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 3:07 PM ]

Carpool Finder 2017- 2018

posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:32 PM by Joanne Couvrette


The parking lots at CCA can be very crowded during certain times of day; carpooling is a great way to help reduce traffic and make it easier to get to school on time. Fill out this form to get in contact with others who want to carpool too.

Google Form:


* Responses are sorted by area (elementary school that you live closest to).

A Guide To Suggested Donations

posted Aug 12, 2017, 12:20 PM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated Aug 12, 2017, 12:23 PM ]

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