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Golden bell Award

Clair Burgener Academy (CBA) has been chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Golden Bell Award.  This award recognizes outstanding public school programs for innovation, sustainability, and best practices that facilitate positive student outcomes. The Golden Bell Awards are sponsored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and reflect the depth and breadth of the educational programs provided by the CBA staff and the district’s governance decisions in support of the program.

CBA serves more than 350 students through an independent study program that offers a personalized learning model for each student. This alternative learning environment allows students to customize schedules to fit their own unique needs and allows them to complete classes at an accelerated rate. The dedicated and caring staff at CBA focus on individualized support for students who may otherwise be at risk of not graduating by challenging each student to take responsibility for their own success. As students complete coursework and earn required credits they also learn invaluable social and life skills along the way.


“It is such an honor for our school community to receive this award. It represents and celebrates, the hard work and dedication that our students, teachers, and support staff put in to each day here at Clair Burgener Academy,” said, Principal Dr. Jessica Poumele.


CSBA will officially present the Golden Bell Awards at the 2018 recognition reception and ceremony on November 29, 2018 in San Francisco. CSBA is the non-profit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards and district and county office administrators to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children. Learn more at

Transitional K - grade 5

how to enroll

Students, parents or counselors may request admission to the independent study educational setting. The intake process involves the student’s counselor, teacher, parent and the student.

Enrollment is available throughout the school year to establish the Independent Study contract that best meets the student's educational needs

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Ditmar students rock!

Ditmar's 3rd-8th graders visited Vital Rock Climbing Gym on Thursday, October 19th.  The group has been working hard on strengthening a positive growth mindset both in and out of the classroom.  They decided to put it to the test climbing walls and taking risks that they wouldn't normally take.  They were able to conquer any negative thoughts and climb to higher heights than they expected.  Ditmar students rock!

Contact Us for More Information

Dr. Jessica Poumele, Principal

1125 S Ditmar

Oceanside, CA 92049


Tiffany Ortega Supervising Teacher


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Transitional K – Grade 12



Oceanside Unified School District


Now Enrolling (760) 901-7170

OUSD Home School/Virtual School/Independent Study Center

A learning community built on a collaborative partnership between students, parents and teachers to ensure that all students demonstrate their thinking, both verbally and in writing, to show understanding of their learning.

Credentialed Teachers

Families are partnered with highly-qualified and experienced OUSD teachers. Teachers are accessible in person, online and by phone.

Access to OUSD School of Residence

Students may choose to attend classes at their school of residence, depending on availability. Now Enrolling (760) 901-7170