Welcome

Welcome to JCS Cedar Cove

Our Mission

At Cedar Cove Academy, we challenge each child to achieve academic and personal success in a nurturing environment. We believe that every child is unique, precious and is worthy of celebrating! We believe each child deserves a high-quality education from highly-trained and masterful teachers. At Cedar Cove Academy, teachers and other staff members make it their mission to come to know each child’s special talents, learning styles, strengths, and needs.

Through continual and varied means of assessment, teachers strive to tailor their instruction to provide each student with the most appropriate learning experiences. Cedar Cove Academy teachers design differentiated learning centers that allow children choice and experiential practice, and the students have the opportunity to carry out a wide variety of engaging projects throughout the school year. Students learn to collaborate, think critically and respond to the world around them as they gain independence and responsibility within a loving community.

Testimonials

Julian Charter School is the first school I ever felt like I fit in. I love my teachers and the other kids are all nice.

Sam O. JCS 4th Grade Student

JCS Home Study has allowed me the flexibility to educate my own child while providing me with all the resources to be successful!

Megan G. JCS Home Study Parent

We are a success story, and it wouldn’t have happened without Julian Charter School.

Shelley C. JCS HOme Study Parent

You’re never going to find friendships at a (traditional) public school like you will here.

Peyton K. JCS High School Student

Challenging Every Child to Achieve Success

At JCS Cedar Cove, we challenge every child to achieve academic and personal success in a nurturing environment.

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Our Staff

Take a moment to meet some of the people who strive to inspire your children.

Virginia Palafox

Virginia Palafox

2nd Grade Teacher
Derek Wiback

Derek Wiback

Educational Specialist and Intervention Teacher
Dessa Nockels

Dessa Nockels

Educational Facilitator
Karen Fleischli

Karen Fleischli

Educational Facilitator (Home Study)
Kristi Milch

Kristi Milch

5th/6th Grade Teacher
Nancy Sah

Nancy Sah

Educational Facilitator (Home Study)
Katherine Witzmann

Katherine Witzmann

4th Grade Teacher
Vivian Ordinario

Vivian Ordinario

Kindergarten Teacher
Ellen Ludwig

Ellen Ludwig

3rd Grade Teacher
Lisa Vega

Lisa Vega

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Sophie Edwards

Sophie Edwards

1st Grade Teacher
Kim Zielinski

Kim Zielinski

Academy Secretary
Hillary Gaddis

Hillary Gaddis

Principal

Principal
Hillary Gaddis
hbertran-harris@jcs-inc.org

Location
1221 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-2870

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 3:30pm​

Academy Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday: Home Study