At their July meeting the OUHSD board of trustees narrowed the list of candidate names for the new high school to three, and resolved to gather public input before naming the school at their September board meeting. Surveys by local media (the Star and/or Acorn) will gather public input from August 26 to September 9 on the following three choices:
Camarillo Arts and Sciences Academy – This name is reflective of the community/geography, educational philosophy and academic focus of the new school. The new campus will be a comprehensive high school that will feature academies in visual/performing arts, engineering/design and biotechnology. In addition, the acronym nickname, “CASA” reflects the small school “home” atmosphere that will initially serve 700 students.
Adelante High School – This is a creative Spanish name meaning “moving forward” or “advancing.”
Rancho Campana High School – This is Spanish for “Bell Ranch” which is symbolic of the history and geography of the area.
Ground breaking is scheduled for January 2015, with the first class entering in the 2015-2016 academic year. Be ready to vote for your favorite when input begins on August 26.