Breakfast: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: (916) 286-5161
Fax: (916) 921-2572
Address: 5715 Skvarla Way, Sacramento, California 95652 Phone: (916) 286-5161 Principal: Jon Campbell Vice Principal: Summer Sorosinski
CCCS is an independent study program, offering both online and text based courses. Students participate in pathways and classes that enhance their learning. The school provides numerous opportunities for additional support. All of our teachers and staff have been trained in a program called Capturing Kids Hearts which has been proven to improve educational outcomes and to build relational capacity with students.
A staffed lab is available every day to assist students with their weekly assignments. Additionally, computers are available for students to complete coursework or research jobs, colleges, or vocational programs. In addition to the main lab, the special education program offers its own lab for one-on-one tutorial. Finally, the school has dedicated staff members available to provide resources and assistance with finding jobs and receiving financial aid, as well as accessing community and social services.
Main Campus Staff
Title: Principal Hometown: Nevada City, CA Education: National University: M.S. in Eduation; CSU Chico: B.A. in Social Science; Clear Administrative Credential; Clear Teaching Credential Interests and Hobbies: Family, sports, and outdoor activities.
Title: Vice Principal Hometown: Quincy, CA Education: UC Davis: BA in Education and Communications; CSUS : Multicultural/Multilingual Multiple Subjects Credential, MA and Administrative Credential, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; SCOE: Leadership Institute: Clear Administrative Credential Interests and Hobbies: I love to travel and experiencing different cultures. One of my hobbies is to run and be outside. I also have a passion for empowering young women and educating students on social justice issues.
Title: RSP Para Educator Hometown: Sacramento, CA Education: ARC: AA in Social Science Interests and Hobbies: Love to read, travel to new places and love spending time with my family and friends.
Title: Clerk I/Registrar Hometown: Portales, New Mexico Education: Some college Interests and Hobbies: Music, traveling, hanging out with my friends and family when I can. I love the ocean.
Title: At-Risk Specialist/Career Advisor Hometown: San Jose, CA and Elkins and Hundred WA Education: Cal Poly SLO : BS in Social Sciences and English and Teaching Credential Interests and Hobbies: Reading, gardening, helping others with their “project” cars, homes, college/career advice/help wood working. Spending time at the Tahoe house for fun and coffee and then going and sitting by the lake.
Title: Technology Specialist Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA Education: Cal Poly SLO: BA in English; CSUS: MA in Education. Interests and Hobbies: Travel, photography, horseback riding, Giants baseball, reading, learning, adventure of all kinds.
Title: Enrollment Specialist Hometown: Sacramento, CA Education: B.A. in Child Development; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Interests and Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and three kids, traveling, and reading.
Title: Middle School Teacher Hometown: Sacramento, CA Education: AS in Animal Health Technology; BA in English; MA in Curriculum and Instruction Credentials: Single Subject ELA and Administrative Services; Supplemental Animal Science Interests and hobbies: Showing dogs and cycling with my husband.
Title: Physical Education Specialist Hometown: Ft. Worth, TX Education: ARC: AA in General Education; CSUS: BA in Physical Education and Teaching Credential Authorization in Biology and General Science Interests and Hobbies: Running, hiking, swimming, crafting, traveling, spending time with family and friends.
Title: Teacher Hometown: Pasco, WA Education: University of Portland: BA in Education Interests and Hobbies: Reading, exercising, watching British mysteries, hanging out with my new grandson.
Title: Math Specialist Hometown: Lvov, Ukraine Education: BA and MA in Mathematics and Teaching Interests and Hobbies: Books, travel, and interior design.
Title: Administrative Assistant Hometown: Los Angeles, Panorama City, Citrus Heights Education: Some college at American River. Interests and Hobbies: Love to swim, snorkel and now scuba dive. Love to travel and see out of the way places (not just the touristy stuff). Like to read, play bingo and blackjack.
Title: Para-Educator Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA Education: Sierra College: AA in Liberal Studies; CSUS: BA in Psychology Interests and Hobbies: Anything arts and crafts (painting, drawing, knitting, etc.), playing on my iPad or MacBook, and spending time with my friends and family, including my fur babies (two dogs and a cat)
Title: Teacher Hometown: Strathmore, CA Education: B.A. Liberal Studies; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Supplementary Authorizations in English, Math, and Social Science Interests and Hobbies: Reading novels and country line dancing.
Title: Special Education Teacher Hometown: Santa Maria, CA Education: M.S. in Special Education; B.A. in Psychology and Sociology; Multiple Subjects Credential; Learning Handicapped Credential; Resource Specialist Certificate Interests and Hobbies: Sports (especially soccer), movies, and anything a toddler likes!
Title: Site Manager Hometown: Sacramento, CA Education: Attended American River City College Interests and Hobbies: Walking, reading, and watching my son play baseball and my daughter cheer.
Title: Teacher Hometown: Stateline, NV and Sacramento, CA Education: CSUS: BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; MA in Education Curriculum and Instruction Interests and Hobbies: Traveling, reading, dancing, playing on computers
Title: Social Sciences Specialist Hometown: San Francisco, CA Education: Oregon State: BA in History; UC Davis: Single Subject English and Social Science; Multiple Subject Credential Interests and Hobbies: Hiking and camping, reading, Shakespeare and any drama – especially musicals, puzzles, politics.
Djuana Kennedy-Rupert (Ms. Dee)
Title: At-Risk Specialist Hometown: Cleveland, OH Education: Yuba College: AS; National University: BA in Global Studies and MS in Multi-Cultural Studies/Credential Interests and Hobbies: Drawing, water color, crafts/sewing, reading, horseback riding, kayaking, family (in no particular order).
Title: Teacher Hometown: Roseville, CA Education: CSU Chico: BA English and Single Subject Teaching Credential, Introductory Math Credential Interests and Hobbies: Reading, family, pets, word games (such as Scrabble), and travel when I can.
Title: Custodian Hometown: Sacramento, Ca Education: ARC: Associates Biology Interests and Hobbies: Music: guitar, bass, drums, piano, trombone, violin, video games, reading, cheese.
Title: Counselor Hometown: Elk Grove, CA Education: Sonoma State: BA in Psychology; CSUS: MA in Social Work and PPS Social Work, PPS Counseling National Interests and Hobbies: Reading, baking, traveling, social justice.
Title: Curriculum Coach Hometown: Oakland, CA Education: CSUS: MA in English, Teaching Credential, Multiple Subject and Single Subject in English; UCSB: BA in English Interest and Hobbies: Hiking, book club, learning Spanish.
Title: Visual and Performing Arts Specialist Hometown: Cool, CA Education: CBU: BA in Theater; USC : MA in Education; Single Subject Credential - English Interests and Hobbies: Dance, theatre, Shakespeare, cooking and baking, reading, spending time with husband.
Title: Teacher Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Education: Eastern New Mexico University: BS in Education – Major: English and Math, MA in English Interests and Hobbies: Sewing and make quilts, cooking all types of dishes, gardening, reading, collecting antiques, going home to New Mexico for time with family and good green chile!
Title: School Psychologist
Title: RSP Teacher
Title: CTE Mentor
For a complete list of online resources for our curriculum, please go to:
CCCS offers five pathways: Animal Science; Design, Visual, and Media Arts; Information Support and Services; Patient Care; and Performing Arts. Upon enrolling in CCCS, each student will choose a pathway of primary focus based on his or her interests and goals.
Veterinary Science 1A/IB
This class will explore careers in animal care such as pet grooming, exhibiting, training, boarding/pet sitting, military service with canines, and veterinary medicine. Students will learn to identify over 70 dog breeds and 15 cat breeds, and begin to learn the language of the animal care industry. In addition, medical terminology and introductory anatomy concepts will be introduced. Students are required to complete six hours of volunteer time at Front Street Animal Shelter. The course ends with an analysis & evaluation of some of the major animal welfare/rights groups in the news today, and how they can affect the animal care industry and private pet ownership. Students are eligible to earn 50 hours toward Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certification. Field trips are required and may occur on Saturdays.
Veterinary Science 2A/2B
This course begins focused training for work in the fields of veterinary medicine and/or pet grooming and includes both classroom and lab components. Students will be enrolled in the ACT online curriculum to begin earning certification. Most online assignments must be completed at home prior to class. The classroom component will include an in-depth focus on veterinary medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of animals and the major diseases of companion animals. The lab component includes handling of animals including proper lifting, gentle restraint, and performing minor procedures such as trimming nails and cleaning ears. The lab component also includes a required field trip to an American Kennel Club (AKC) event, and participation in caring for orphan kittens in the spring. Students are eligible to earn 100 hours towards Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certification. Field trips are required and may occur on Saturdays.
Veterinary Science 3A/3B
This course includes learning and practicing job specific skills and curriculum to prepare students to be Certified Veterinary Assistants. CVA candidates will complete all ACT (Animal Care Technologies) online curriculum assignments prior to class time. Candidates will learn how to position patients for xray and ultrasound examination, use veterinary hospital equipment such as a centrifuge, autoclave, Doppler blood pressure monitor, UV light, and IV fluid pump from guest instructors currently working in the industry. The lab component includes routine off-campus assignments/field trips in veterinary settings. Students are eligible to earn 100 towards Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certification. Field trips are required and may occur on Saturdays.
Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Students in the Photography pathway will take Photo I and Photo II. These courses are dual credit classes, for which students can earn both high school and college credit if they complete both courses.
Photography 1: This course is designed for students with little or no photography background. First semester instruction will cover all aspects of black and white photography, digital enhancement, including an introduction to the use and proper handling of a DSLF (digital single-lens reflex) camera and light reading as a creative tool. Creative and technical instruction will be presented through lectures, study of the great masters of photography and the history of photography, in-class critiques, as well as thorough individual discussions with the teacher.
Photography 2: This course will cover various aspects of photography such as: digital enhancement using the latest version of Adobe Lightroom, High Dynamic Range (HDR), architecture, urban landscapes, and animal photography. This advanced class also travels to the Sacramento Zoo and various locations in San Francisco. The Photo 2 students also take part in portrait sessions throughout the school year. Prerequisite: Photography 1
Information Support and Services
Information Support and Services includes Computer Repair, Network Management, and Information Systems Security. Students in the Computer Information Systems pathway will take the Computer Repair and Support series: three one-year classes in computer repair, network management, and information systems security. Each class will lead to a separate industry-recognized entry-level certification: the CompTIA A+ (computer repair) certification, the CompTIA Net+ (network management) certification, and the CompTIA Sec+ (network security management) certificate.
Participation in this pathway will require 1-2 three-hour labs per week, plus approximately five hours per week of online classwork. Students in this program will participate in field trips to various local businesses to learn more about technology applications in today’s business environment.
For the 2018-2019 school year, CCCS is offering several web-based courses that will help prepare students for a future career in the health professions. These courses include:
Health Science Concepts
Health Science and Medical Technology
*There is a classroom component to this course that will provide training in the area of basic Home Health Care skills.
Students who chose the Academy of Creative Arts theater pathway will receive high level theatre training that will prepare them for a collegiate program or company. Students in the theatre pathway take a production class and one technical course a year. In the production class, the students participate in two mainstage shows a year, as actors and/or in backstage roles. Technical class choices are dance, acting, hair and makeup design, or costume design and creation. Theatre students will participate in field trips, projects, and creative evaluations.
The end goal of this course is to present a full, main stage production. This course is designed for students who are already acquainted with the basic premise of acting. The course is designed to stretch students, to allow them to find more freedom on stage, and to learn the classical and safe acting techniques of the Stanislavski system.
Students will take part in at least one of the following areas of production:
Set Building/ Painting:
Students will work hand in hand with the set designer and the director (if not the same person) to help bring a unified vision to the set and to create something workable and beautiful in a creative way.
Students will be charged with carrying out and furthering the director’s vision through the costuming of all of the characters in the show.
Students will be in charge of compiling all of the moveable and immovable props used in the show. They will also be in charge of set dressing and pre- and post-show walkthroughs and organization.
The stage manager and assistant stage managers work as a team, in charge of all actors. During the rehearsal process they are in charge of enforcing the schedule, recording blocking, rehearsal reporting and administering first aid. The stage managing team is also in charge of the show once the curtain goes up and the director’s job is finished.
Each cast member will work with the director/assistant director on blocking, tactics, and character development. Each cast member will be required to assist in the technical side of production as well.
Theatrical Hair and Makeup Design:
Students will have to conduct research about historical or geographic research on how the actors should be portrayed on stage. They will work with the director, assistant director, and costumer to ensure the vision of the show is cohesive and whole.
Technical Classes (students choose one in addition to the production class):
Acting covers character creation and design, classic acting styles, monologue and scene performance (in class only).
Costume Design will include found and created costumes (creating costumes from things that can be bought or found), costume modification (taking things that can be bought and changing them to fit costuming needs), and costume creation (sewing and creating the pieces needed for the show).
Dance covers all classical styles of dance including, ballet, tap, jazz, partnering, and hip-hop, with a focus on how to fit these styles into musical theatre. There will be a strong focus on developing flexibility and strength in this class. This class also counts toward the PE graduation requirement.
Theatrical Hair and Makeup Design will cover decade and period design, basic stage face, using make-up to simulate wounds, and specialty character design.
Welcome Parents! Below you will find some resources to help you and your student navigate through school. You will find our Parent/Student Handbook, community resource guide and referral phone number, low-cost internet access, and financial aid information. We hope you join us at our Financial Aid Workshops throughout the year as well as our College & Resource Fair in the Fall and our Career Fair in the Spring. If you need more information or further assistance, please contact Mrs. Peacock or Mr. Beaumont by calling 916-286-5161.