Cal Coast Academy Unveils Resourceful Reopening Plan for the 2020-21 School Year

Traditional indoor learning is a thing of the past as Cal Coast Academy gears up for the commencement of their academic year.

Carmel Valley, CA, August 09, 2020 --( Cal Coast Academy forges ahead with their plan to provide students with on-campus and in-person instruction come this fall.

As school officials try to envision what the commencement of the 2020-21 academic year will look like for students, Ms. Jan Dunning, the Founder and Principal of Cal Coast Academy, a Carmel Valley based college preparatory private school, has already decided that her school will take the road less traveled and implement the outdoor classroom model.

“Instead of addressing the problem from the perspective of reducing school hours or staggering student schedules, we have decided to continue to provide our students with on-site and in-person instruction within the space that we have available...the higher-quality outdoor space, with better ventilation, fresh air, and a greater opportunity for proper social distancing,” says Dunning.

According to medical experts, COVID-19 transmission decreases outdoors, making it a safer alternative to traditional indoor classrooms.

To help further reduce transmission, each of Cal Coast Academy’s outdoor classrooms will accommodate no more than 6 students and 1 teacher; temperatures will be taken daily with no touch thermometers; anyone with a fever over 100 or symptomatic individuals will not be allowed on campus; custodial staff will be carrying out additional cleaning and disinfecting measures; and facial coverings will be a requirement for all faculty, staff, students, and parents.

“Cal Coast Academy will be adhering to strict safety and social distancing guidelines as well as other public health directives to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe from the coronavirus,” said Dunning, “We are prepared to responsibly and equitably provide students with the education they need amidst this global pandemic.”

Cal Coast Academy is a college preparatory private school, serving grades 6-12, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), approved by the University of California (UC), and certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The driving force behind our all-encompassing and distinctive educational program is our founding belief that the gateways to learning must be as diverse as the learners themselves. To learn more about Cal Coast Academy, call 858.481.0882 or visit
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