Attendance Policy:

Please Note: If you need to report an absence, contact the Attendance Clerk at (619) 605-1350, Option 1. Thank you!

Nota: Si su hijo(a) va a estar ausente, comuníquese con la empleada de asistencia al (619) 605-1350, opción 1. Gracias!

This is reminder that if your student has any Covid-like illness symptoms such as sore throat, cough, runny nose, congestion or fever, they are required to provide proof of a negative Covid PCR test to return to campus. Please note, rapid tests and home tests are not acceptable forms for return to school. For the nearest SDUSD high school testing site please visit the SDUSD COVID-19 Testing page linked HERE

Please send or show results to our school nurse.

Call Nurse Nick Melesko with any questions at (619) 605-1350.


Current Masking Requirements

Indoor masking is not currently required but strongly recommended at all schools and workplaces.


Jay Leach counselor 


Jay Leach is our School Counselor for the 2022-2023 school year. This is his 3rd year as a part of our team, and his 39th year in education. He is on our campus on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you have any questions about the Counseling program, or want to make an appointment, please feel free to contact him at [email protected]. He also has a website with helpful resources:

Clairemont Canyons Academy New Building

New Clairemont Canyons Academy Classroom Facility Welcomes Students for New School Year

SAN DIEGO Students at Clairemont Canyons Academy are starting their school year in a new two-story classroom and student services facility at Mt. Albertine Avenue in Clairemont.

“We’re thrilled that students have these new classrooms to learn and thrive in,” said San Diego Unified Board of Education Vice President Sabrina Bazzo. “They deserve it, the community deserves it.”

The new classroom building includes 15 state-of-the-art classrooms, a new student services area with a reception lobby, offices, instructional support spaces and a new on-campus parking lot with a student drop-off and pick-up.

“It’s a different ball game for our students this fall,” said Clairemont Canyons Academy Principal Victoria Peterson. “They have new classrooms that will inspire them to learn more and dream big.”

The project also includes a joint-use grass playfield with a walking/running path, secure perimeter fencing, and a drinking fountain that is anticipated to be open for use by spring 2024. As part of the Play All Day partnership with the City of San Diego, the joint-use field will be accessible to the community as a local park after school hours and during school breaks.

Now that the new classroom building is complete, the existing structures adjacent to the new building will undergo major renovations to modernize the existing classroom buildings. Upon completion of the upgrades to the existing structures and installation of the joint-use playfield, the school site will be entirely renovated and modernized.

These enhancements are made available by San Diego Unified School District’s Prop S and Z, and Measure YY, which are all local bond measures approved by San Diego voters to repair,


Clairemont Canyons Academy puts students on College-to-Career pathways by focusing on English Language Development and offering student clubs and activities.


Recent photos of the project, and a rendering of the upcoming building, can be found here.

PTA Membership Flyer


Meet Nick the Nurse!

Nick Melesko is CCA’s nurse, and you can find him in the first-floor Health Office helping students in a variety of ways. It’s Nick’s fourth year at CCA and he’s happy to be serving such a diverse community of students and families, with a workload that he says “keeps me on my toes.”

Nick grew up in southern Connecticut near the ocean and enjoyed what the four seasons had to offer -- snowboarding during the winter and beach activities during the summer. As a kid, he did a lot of outdoor exploring, hiking, and camping with his parents and older brother. 


Before Nick became a nurse, he was very interested in the arts but realized it would be difficult to pursue a sustainable career as a musician or artist. He majored in Computer Science in college but found it boring. Having always had an interest in medicine and the human body, he looked into becoming a doctor but wasn’t ready for all that schooling. He found nursing to be a great fit. “I was able to learn an extensive amount about medicine and healthcare but was also able to have a balance of family and home time,” he explains.

He met his wife in nursing school and has two sons – three-year-old Aster and one-year-old Orion. “I know the feeling that my own kids have when they need help, and can deliver that same feeling to students, staff and families at our site,” he says. His wife is also a school nurse in San Diego Unified School District, and they have fun sharing experiences as nurses at their different schools.

Nurse Nick sees his role here as focused on healthcare and wellness not just for students, but for anyone who needs it. “I enjoy helping people feel better, maybe learn something new about themselves, provide first aid and be a reliable person that students and staff can trust to look out for their best interest.”

The primary responsibility of the school nurse is to oversee the health office and provide first aid or attend to the needs of anyone who walks through the door. But Nick says that is just a small part of his overall role, which also includes assessments, case management, parent outreach, screenings and immunizations, referrals, clothing supplies, staff supplies, medication, coordination with doctors and parents, Covid screenings, and staff training.  “I am passionate about what I do because, at some point, all of us need help,” he says, “especially our population of youngsters that look up to adults for that help. To help a kid feel better after an injury or have a safe place to rest when feeling sick makes me happy and hopefully the student and the parents of that student as well.”

Outside of school, being a dad takes up most of his time but when he can, he enjoys surfing, mountain biking, sailing, and snowboarding. And he still loves nurturing that artistic side. “I also spend a bit of time playing guitar and making music, as I have been playing instruments such as violin, trumpet, and drums since third grade.” 

If you want to stop by and say hello to Nick, the Health Office is located across the hall from the main office in Room 13.


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