Mr. Erasmo Garcia - Principal
Ms. Meredith Greenwood - Assistant Principal
Mr. Cameron Rowe - Dean of Students (Discipline & Student Support)

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gates Open at 8:30 a.m.


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8th grade Chromebook return by May 31, 2023
All 8th Grade Students will need to return their Chromebook and charger by May 31, 2023. Students will receive another Chromebook from the site they will be attending for High School. Fail to return Chromebook will incurred in a fine of $100.00; fail to not return Chromebook charger will incurred on a fine of $40.00
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Upcoming Events

Expanded Learning Opportunities at DRA: 
Summer School 2023 - application  - Please complete this application if you are interested in attending summer school. 



Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELP) - ASES - 2023-23 Registration 
If you are interested in attending ASES next year, please fill out this application. More information will be available at registration in August: ASES Registration Form
ELO-P ends Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The ELO-P (before and after school program) will end on Wednesday, May 24th. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program again for next year, please complete this application. The program will begin again on August 15, 2023 (1st day of school). Additional information will be available closer to the start date.

Thank you for your participation in the program.

  Report an Absence - 3 ways to report: 

  1. Use Google form to report an absence: Report Absence Form 

2. Call: 760-393-5500 (press 1 for attendance)

3. Email:  [email protected]- office specialist - please include student's full name, ID number and reason for absence. 



Desert Ridge Academy fosters high expectations in social, emotional, and academic development, provides a safe and rigorous 21st century learning environment and leads the way with Accountability, Integrity, and Respect.


The Desert Ridge Academy community will be responsible global citizens and effective problem solvers who embrace a growth mindset.

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