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27 Local Schools Win Pivotal Practice Awards

The winners of the newly created 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award Program include 27 schools and 10 school districts in San Diego County.

The award program is being used by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. It celebrates schools and districts that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020-21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m incredibly proud of these schools and districts for their creativity, dedication, and innovation in the face of adversity,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. “These schools led incredible efforts to engage students, distribute technology, provide meals, and support the social and emotional well-being of students during an incredibly difficult time for schools and families.”

Across the state, 727 schools and 121 school districts are being honored for their demonstrated efforts to support students in four target areas:

  • Student Engagement
  • Distribution of Technology
  • Nutrition Services
  • Social Emotional Well-Being of Students

See the complete list of 2022 CAPP School Awardees and  2022 CAPP District Awardees on the CDE website. More information about the CAAP Award, including the four target areas for innovation, is available on the CDE CAPP Program web page.

San Diego County Honorees


  • Cardiff Elementary
  • Carlsbad Unified
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union High
  • Grossmont Union High
  • Poway Unified
  • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary
  • San Pasqual Union Elementary
  • Santee
  • Vista Unified


  • Carlsbad Unified, Jefferson Elementary
  • Carlsbad Unified, Pacific Rim Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, Fallbrook Homeschool Academy
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, James E. Potter Intermediate
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, La Paloma Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, Live Oak Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, Maie Ellis Elementary
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, Mary Fay Pendleton
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary, San Onofre Elementary
  • Lakeside Union Elementary, River Valley Charter
  • Poway Unified, Adobe Bluffs Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Creekside Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Deer Canyon Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Midland Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Monterey Ridge Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Pomerado Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Tierra Bonita Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Valley Elementary
  • Poway Unified, Willow Grove Elementary
  • San Diego County Office of Education, Community Montessori
  • San Diego County Office of Education, Dimensions Collaborative
  • San Diego Unified. e3 Civic High
  • San Diego Unified, Jonas Salk Elementary
  • San Diego Unified, Kavod Charter
  • San Diego Unified, Mira Mesa High
  • San Diego Unified, San Diego Global Vision Academy
  • Vista Unified, SIATech

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