Path to renewals for charter school operation strewn with variety of hurdles

“These are challenging times for charter schools,” says Cameron Curry, chief executive officer of Classical Academies (Escondido). Curry was recently able to report renewal of Classical’s five-year charter for one of its seven campuses, Classical Academies Vista (Oceanside), but it was a circuitous, ten-year long journey. And just this month, Epiphany Prep, an Escondido charter school that has had enrollment […]

EUSD board denies Epiphany Prep charter school’s petition for five-year renewal

The board of the Escondido Union School District has denied the five-year renewal of the charter of the Epiphany Prep Charter School (725 Escondido Blvd). On Thursday, February 11, the board met in special session and voted 5-0 to deny the five-year renewal of the charter school, board members emphasizing that they were following state law and regulations and believed […]


Escondido woman named to fall Deans’ List at Nebraska Angelee Jane Cawagas Garcia of Escondido has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Garcia, a graduate student working toward a Master of Business Administration, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Business. Nearly 6,800 students at […]

Quarantines of EUSD students and staff continue on rise

A week after the Escondido Union School District returned to hybrid-model in-classroom teaching, there has been a steady increase in the number of students and staff having to be quarantined. As of Tuesday (February 9), the EUSD’s website dash board reported 188 in quarantine (158 students, 30 staff members), which was somewhat more than four times the number reported in […]

EUSD reopens for in-class hybrid learning at all campuses

  The Escondido Union School District returned to in-class instruction at all campuses this past Tuesday (February 2), using its hybrid model, offering repeated assurances that the schools will be made as safe as possible for students and staff. The decision was made at the board’s January 28 meeting, thus following through on the previously stated timeline to do so […]

Emotions run high as EUSD board hears pro/con on proposed return to in-class instruction

The Escondido United School Board met on January 21 to review parent and teacher comments and a variety of information to consider continuing with a preponderance of distance learning or reopening to in-class instruction, tentatively set for February 2, using the district’s hybrid protocols.  EUSD Superintendent Dr. Luis Rankin-Ibarra said he had been hoping to find “trends” in the available […]

Escondido College News

News of Escondido residents attending college and university here, there and everywhere! Julian Rodriguez named to Central College Dean’s List for Fall 2020 Julian Rodriguez, a Central College student from Escondido, has been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2020 semester. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 […]

Adult schools offering accelerated medical programs to put students to work now

With the immediate need for trained healthcare workers at an all-time high, adult schools in North San Diego County are rolling out low-cost, expedited healthcare certification courses to meet growing demands in the region.  Starting February 1, Escondido Adult School will offer an eight-day online Certified Home Health Aide Program, while Poway Adult School will kick off a Nurse Assistant […]

COVID-19 increase forces continued distance learning for local public schools

San Diego County’s recent surge in COVID-19 infections has continued to stall the efforts of Escondido’s public schools to return to in-school, in-person instruction.  The board of the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) met January 7 in what it termed an “emergency” meeting and approved postponement, until February 2, its return to in-person teaching in its hybrid model. It set […]

Classical Academies announces full return to in-person instruction; responds to teacher concerns

Classical Academies charter schools (Escondido) has announced that it will fully reopen with in-person instruction at the start of the spring semester on January 19. All employees will be required to return to all campuses for in-person instruction, Tuesday through Thursday, according to Cameron Curry, Classical Academies CEO. The announcement was made to teachers by Curry via YouTube video this […]

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