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About Our School

Mission Statement

The mission of Cesar Chavez Language Academy (CCLA) is to create a family and community-centered environment that promotes a rigorous academic environment which creates bilingual, biliterate and multicultural quality education for all students. This environment fosters creative, honest and kind citizens of the community and the world.

Motto: Bilingual | Biliterate | Bicultural | By Choice   

Our Mascot: Quetzal  School Colors: Green, White, & Gold

The Santa Rosa Cesar Chavez Language Academy community believes that the best setting for educating linguistic minority pupils - and one of the best for educating any pupil - is a school in which two languages are used without apology and where becoming proficient in both is considered a significant intellectual and cultural achievement. (C. Glenn, 1990).

"Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures."

~ Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Language Academy is a school dedicated to excellence and fidelity to a high quality implementation of the two-way immersion (TWI) model. 

Cesar Chavez Language Academy will support all students in a rigorous, highly focused educational environment that will prepare them for a future in higher education and a global workforce.  

Cesar Chavez Language Academy is dedicated to inspiring each child to realize his/her unique potential. 

Central to our educational philosophy is the belief that children learn best when:

  • There are high standards and expectations for all.
  • They become active participants in, not mere recipients, of their education.
  • A positive school culture is developed that respects diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Parents and community are seen as essential partners.
  • The language and culture of all families are valued and embraced.
  • They are provided a positive, respectful learning environment, where students take responsibility for their actions, choices and learning.
  • Collaboration and positive interaction among peers is facilitated.
  • They are offered meaningful high quality instruction.
  • They are given opportunities to use technology as a tool to access and share knowledge across the content areas.
  • Teachers reflect and differentiate instruction based on student needs.
  • Teachers are given time to collaborate and plan instruction.
  • Teachers and staff are provided quality professional development to ensure they are implementing best practices and current research.