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Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts (K-8)

lia-flores-palacios-web 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.

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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.

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News + AnnouncementsSuperintendent's Blog

May 26, 2017

Musical Theater Arts Expo Extravaganza

You are invited to Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts Musical Theater Arts Expo Extravaganza May 30th, 31st, and June 1st.  A three-night event that will be held in the Mater Dei Theater.

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May 22, 2017

Otay Ranch Family Fun Fair

The Otay Ranch Student Center held its 3rd annual Family Fun Fair on May 20.

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May 17, 2017

Homeschool Learning Centers' Open House and Year-end Events!

You are invited to the Homeschool Learning Centers’ 2017 Open House and Year-end Events! Please come celebrate with us by stopping by a Learning Center to see what our staff and students have been doing all year.

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May 3, 2017

State of the School

Please join us on May 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Mater Dei Lecture Hall.

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1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Philip Parks

Site Facilitator

Tami Foster

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tours are by appt. only. Email Tami to schedule a tour.

May  2017
  • Learning Centers Closed for CAASPP
    May 2, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • CAASPP Testing Week 2 (All HS and KEYS and GenEd)
    May 2, 2017 - (All Day Event)
    Ends: May 6, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Learning Centers Closed for CAASPP
    May 3, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Learning Centers Closed for CAASPP
    May 4, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Learning Centers Closed for CAASPP
    May 5, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • CAASPP Testing Week 3 (Make-ups) 2 locations only - Temecula & Rancho Cucamonga
    May 9, 2017 - (All Day Event)
    Ends: May 13, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Mobile Science Lab, Murrieta
    May 17, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab, Orange County
    May 18, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab, Temecula
    May 19, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab, Rancho Cucamonga
    May 25, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Mobile Science Lab, Hemet
    May 26, 2017 - (All Day Event)
  • Milestone #4 Window Opens - All High School Students
    May 26, 2017 - (All Day Event)

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