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Welcome to Community Roots Academy

CRA is a kindergarten through 8th grade learning community. Learning is embedded in a meaningful real-world context and children are deliberately taught to see the  connections between their formal education and the world. At CRA, students combine curiosity and application, leading to a deep understanding of content,self-motivation and confidence. These skill sets empower students to take on challenges in order to become who they want to be and excel to their fullest potential.


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Truth About Charter Schools

During these challenging times as we worked through the process of having our own school site with a long-term lease, it became apparent that those who opposed CRA disseminated many myths about charter schools. In order to enhance an understanding of what… More»

CRA Site Announcement-Crown Valley Elementary School 2016

Last Wednesday September 23, at the regularly scheduled Capistrano Unified School District meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to begin negotiations for a long-term lease for CRA at the Crown Valley Elementary School campus. The decision aligned with our desires for… More»