Dr. Jessica Mendoza, Principal 

Assistant Principal - TBD

The office will be closed for summer June 27 - July 29.

 Regular School Year 

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

Gates Open at 8:30 a.m.


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News & Announcements

California Pivotal Practice Award -Certificate of Recognition
The Award is being utilized by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program to celebrate districts and schools that have completed an online application highlighting an innovative practice that was implemented during the 2020–21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Upcoming Events

Caliber online store is openOrder your school polos and PE uniforms online through Caliber. Deadline July 24, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 
 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: Joshua Edwards, Office Specialist  - please include student's full name, ID number and reason for absence. 



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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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