The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, California Public Charter Schools serving North San Diego County since 1999. With over 5,800 students in grades TK-12, the schools prepare students to think, communicate, and achieve.
Partnering With Parents educates, encourages, and supports parents in their role as the primary educator.
The Politics of Personal Relationships
High School history teacher, Derek Montgomery, shares how to disagree while maintaining and valuing personal relationships. By embracing radical kindness, we can act with compassion, patience, and humility, leading to better communication and understanding.
David Merril and Roger Reid’s Social Styles Model describes four personality types: the Driver, the Expressive, the Amiable, and the Analytical. Classical Academy High School Life Skills Teacher, Steven Ferreira, shares how these personality types can help us better understand ourselves and others.
Why It's Gotten Even Harder- The Establishment's Strategy to Destroy Charter Schools
Charter schools exist to provide academic choice and address the problems in the traditional school system. Jed Wallace, Charter Advocate, CEO, and founder of Charter Folk, explains how COVID, political backlash, and the success of charter schools have led to increased pressure from the establishment.https://www.charterfolk.org/
School Choice Produces the Best Education
Over 50% of California parents agree with school choice. Todd Maddison is a K-12 education activist and the San Diego County Chair for Californians for School Choice. He is mobilizing the community to gather 1.5 million signatures to put school choice on the ballot. He explains the benefits of school choice and how parents can advocate for options.www.Californiaschoolchoice.org
Teen Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can manifest physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath. They can also lead to lower brain function, which can, in turn, impact learning. School counselors Charles Threat III and Andrea Strickland discuss stress and anxiety responses and offer healthy management tools.North County Lifeline HERE Now program: https://www.nclifeline.org/here-now-teen-suicide-preventionAccess and Crisis Line: https://www.optumsandiego.com/content/sandiego/en/access---crisis-line.htmlNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/Trevor Lifeline: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
The Impact of Athletics on Youth
At Classical Academy High School, sometimes you win and sometimes you learn! Principal Dana Moen shares the benefits of participating in high school sports, including improved physical, social, and emotional well-being, perseverance through adversity, and a stronger sense of community.
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