||Name: Lia Flores Palacios
Age: 13 Grade: 8
I chose: Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts
Why? ORAA’s freedom and independence
work very well for me.
Lia says: “I tell all my friends about what
an amazing school ORAA is”. Lia loves to
dance and ride her bike, she also loves math!
Her advice to new students is to work hard
and learn to do things by themselves.
At Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts, music echoes in the halls, student art covers the walls, and performances of theater and dance take place in front of applauding families and community members. Through skills-based instruction as well as arts integration in the classrooms, students have the opportunity to explore art-making and to use art as a language to express their thoughts and ideas. Through these experiences, our students achieve:
- High levels of critical, analytic, and creative thinking skills
- Deep content knowledge in all subject areas
- Excellent communication and self-expression skills, and
- A strong sense of possibility and aspiration for achievement
DIRECTIONS TO OUR LOCATION ON MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS: The mailing address for Otay Ranch Student Center is 1615 Mater Dei Drive, Chula Vista, CA. We are located within the Mater Dei Catholic High School Campus. If coming from the 125 tollway, please continue on Birch road past 1615 to the corner light which is Magdalena Avenue. Please turn right and go 3 blocks to Santa Venetia Road. Otay Ranch Student Center is located at the corner of Magdalena Avenue & Santa Venetia Road. We are kitty-corner from Veteran’s Elementary School. Park in the lot on the right corner and walk up the hill to Seton Hall. If you need help with directions please call 951-225-7690.
If you would like to contact a member of the Otay staff, please fill in the form below.