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New construction looms over an original classroom building at San Dieguito High School Academy, built in the mid-1930s, as a student heads to class Sept. 15 at the Encinitas campus. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

New building takes shape at San Dieguito as school marks 80 years


Michele Leivas September 16, 2016
San Dieguito High School Academy students returned to many familiar sites when the new school year began at the end of August — including the now-familiar views of construction on campus. The ongoing construction is part of a master renovation project of the school, which began in earnest in January and is scheduled to continue through 2017.

San Dieguito district names interim superintendent

North Coast Current June 2, 2016

San Dieguito Union High School District trustees named a current administrator June 2 to hold the superintendent’s seat as the search continues for a permanent leader. Eric Dill will begin his term...

Carlsbad launches leadership academy for high school students

North Coast Current June 2, 2016

The city of Carlsbad and local educational organizations and institutions have launched a Carlsbad Student Leader Academy. Carlsbad students in grades nine through 12 attending any high school can apply...

San Dieguito High School Academy's aging Metal Mustang mascot is pictured March 3 before being transported to Baker Ironworks for restoration. (SDA Foundation photo)

San Dieguito foundation seeks support to repair aging mascot

North Coast Current March 5, 2016
A fundraising campaign is underway to preserve a San Dieguito High School Academy icon.
Groundwork is underway on San Dieguito High School Academy's future math and science complex, pictured Feb. 11. The complex replaces the old theater and arts buildings. (North Coast Current photo)

2016 kicks off major construction at San Dieguito Academy

Michele Leivas February 11, 2016

Students, faculty, administration and staff of San Dieguito High School Academy will see some major changes at their campus this year. The campus, which dates back to the 1930s, is undergoing extensive...

Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, celebrates winning top honors the weekend of Jan. 30 and 31 during the  World School Cheer/Dance Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. (Courtesy photo)

Carlsbad High School dance team earns top honors in competition

North Coast Current February 6, 2016

Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team won top honors the weekend of Jan. 30 and 31 during the World School Cheer/Dance Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, the team announced. The...

MiraCosta College announces plans to hire 14 full-time faculty this year

North Coast Current February 5, 2016

MiraCosta College seeks 14 tenure-track faculty members this year as it works to support a growing student population, the college announced in a Feb. 5 news release. MiraCosta reported its largest...

Encinitas school district wins $688,000 water awareness grant

North Coast Current June 11, 2015

The Encinitas Union School District received a $688,000 grant for the Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools, aimed at reducing storm water runoff and encouraging conservation efforts, the district...

Grauer School student Natalie Brooks (right) works with a tribal member in Tanzania. (Grauer School photo)

Grauer School expeditions offer much more than ‘chalk and talk’

Debbie L. Sklar November 21, 2014

For some schools, building a rigorous education model requires a meticulous balance — and more. Take the Encinitas-based Grauer School, which is best known for balancing Socratic and discovery-based...

Longtime high school district trustee loses seat; replacement to serve on two boards

North Coast Current November 5, 2014

Longtime San Dieguito Union High School District Trustee Barbara Groth lost her seat in the Nov. 4 election, according to preliminary returns from the San Diego County registrar of voters. Groth came...

MiraCosta College in Oceanside is shown in 1974, 10 years after the permanent main campus opened. (MiraCosta College photo)

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

Debbie L. Sklar September 10, 2014

In 1934, actress Jean Harlow was starring on the silver screen, Time magazine’s Man of the Year was Franklin D. Roosevelt and the St. Louis Cardinals were the World Series champs. In North County, the...

The program for Ada Harris Elementary School's Wildcat Band concert on May 20 featured the band's mascot. (Photo courtesy of Ada Harris Elementary School)

Ada Harris band finishes year strong with concert

Stephanie Malone May 31, 2014

Proud parents and supporters filled the Ada Harris Elementary School auditorium, clapping as the lights dimmed and members of the Wildcat Band made their entrance through the side doors. Dressed in their...

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