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34450 Stonewood Drive
Yucaipa, CA 92399

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(909) 797-0174
(909) 790-6101
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May 14, 2014
CECA IS GREAT!!!!! I COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER SCHOOL FOR MY DAUGHTER!!! She has been there since CECA's 2nd year!!!! There are so many clubs to choose from & if you have a problem the school is very helpful!!! You can't say that about many schools anymore!

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April 29, 2014

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April 29, 2014
We love this school! My daughter is just finishing her second year here and she has really learned a lot. Mr. Litel was very caring when I had a concern and I didn't have any problems reaching him. I would definitely recommend this school.

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April 21, 2014
My family has been part of the YCJUSD for over 13 years, and joining CECA in 2012 was the best education decision we could have made for our kids. I can say that I can subjectively and objectively see a difference between our kids that have attended CECA vs those that did not. High standards are the norm at CECA. Not just educational standards, but personal values as well. The sense of community is felt the minute you walk onto campus. The teachers truly care about the education the kids are receiving. The director is wonderful and approachable and his hard work shows everyday in why CECA is so successful!

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April 14, 2014
My child has been at CECA since the beginning. Unlike many of the other reviews here, I've had great experiences in communicating with the Principal, Mr. Litel. Before enrolling my child, we were fortunate enough to have a space reserved both at CECA and at Inland Leaders. I called both Principals to ask some questions and to help make the decision between the two schools. The Principal at Inland Leaders couldn't make time to talk to me, but Mr. Litel spent a good 20 minutes on the phone, sharing his vision of what he wanted CECA to be as a student/parent learning experience. Any other times I've communicated with him, he's always been helpful, responsive and courteous. He even helped to discreetly handle a situation where my daughter had one of her belongings stolen and he got the missing item back from the student who had taken it through diplomatic efforts, and returned it to my daughter. The only reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is because my daughter is one of the smartest in her class and sometimes the schoolwork is easy for her, and it's hard for the teacher to challenge her without a GATE or other type of advanced learning program for the kids who are a step ahead.

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April 11, 2014
I feel so fortunate to have found this innovative charter. My kids love CECA and their teachers there. The school requires parental involvement and with that involvement we get a wonderful and strong sense of community. It does take a VILLAGE to raise a child and CECA is the cornerstone of our village.

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February 28, 2014
I have three children at the school I love the teacher and all staff is great the principal is a fair man the kids love him for anyone you writes a negative review of this school who has attended sorry you had a bad experience. My husband wants to move out of state I told him no Ido not want to pull my kids from the best school. You cou not find a better one in our area we have the highest test school in the district and show how hard the teacher work to educate our children.

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November 04, 2013
I must disagree with the comments about the principal at this school. My experience couldn't be further from these statements. I have never had a problem contacting Mr. Litel. He has been extremely responsive and concerned about anything and everything involving my children and the school. I have heard other parents complain about negative experiences with Mr. Litel. My opinion, however, was that those parents were upset because they did not get the answer that they wanted. Frankly, the parents thought they could tell Mr. Litel how to run a school. Unfortunately, they are not able to trust in the person that built and maintained this awesome school. If you feel you cannot trust the system that built such a great school, then you should consider homeschooling because you are not going to be happy anywhere.

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October 29, 2013
CECA needs a respectable leader. I have spoken with many of the other parents of students attending this school whom are just as dissatisfied. The principal has a cold personality.

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October 13, 2013
I agree with the previous comment. The school is great, the teachers are wonderful. The Principle had a wonderful idea for a charter school and has worked very hard BUT his people skills with parents have little to be desired. In fact his people skills with parents receives an F!! He seems cold, distant and arrogant. His view "in my opinion" is if you have a problem with my school then get out - my problem was simply a mix up/lost paperwork situation. :(

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October 12, 2013
The lack of stars for this school is geared towards the principal. He is not as friendly as a parent would hope for in a leader of a school. It is very unfortunate. I like all of the teachers I have come in contact with thus far. If I could do it over again, I would choose a school with a principal that was welcoming and kind.

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August 28, 2013
My children have been going to this school since it first opened. They have done very well, receiving A's and B's. Plus, the teachers are wonderful. HOWEVER, without talking to me the school pulled my A students out of class and put them in special education. Obviously, there must be a mix up. I contacted the district and they found that it was done in error. I called the school and they still want to put them in special classes. Stating a bad grade one of my daughters received in 2009. I know this sounds strange but it is true. I do not know what we did to make them attempt to force my daughters out of the school? My family all volunteered when the school opened. My daughters and I did tons of charity/community service work - which is required. They get A's and B's in all 8 of their classes. This is the strangest event that has ever happened to my children. The school even stated that my kids were new students. Obviously, it is some sort of mix up but they are unwilling to correct it. It makes me sad :( It would be awful to chang school and tak my daughters away from their friends and wonderful hardworking teachers. Just a very bad, frustrating situation.

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August 18, 2013
This school is the best in the area. Mr. Litel makes time for every parent. The issues parents have with CECA is that poor behavior and lack of a student's personal acountabiliy is not tolerated. The parents that are complaining are the parents that try to cover for their children's bad behavior. CECA affords every student the resources to improve, it is just a matter of where the parents apply their energy, seeking improvement or complaining.

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August 16, 2013
My son attended this school last year. It was a train wreck!! My son is now a full year behind in all subjects. I scheduled a meeting to meet with the teachers a few times also call to confirm. Took a day off work to find out they never scheduled me. I then met with the director. He will not give you his time at all. He does not treat parents with any respect. The office staff is very rude and not helpful. I have had a family member drop food off to my son and he never received it that day. I could go on and on. I have pulled my son in the beginning of this year. I was willing to try it again this year, but they never mailed him his schedule and never returned my call when I called until the second day of school at the end of the day. My son was loosing friends left and right because of parents pulling their children out last year! He stayed to give a chance. Bad mistake! So when you sit there and hope your child gets the lottery, you may want to think twice and try the other Charter in town.

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August 07, 2013
This fall (2013) will mark my son's third year at Competitive Edge Charter Academy. We are so very excited to be part of such a wonderful school! The teachers and staff are amazing and work tirelessly to create a positive learning environment.

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August 06, 2013
We could not be happier with this school for our two children (ages 6 and 8). There is no school of this kind in the area. The focus on high academic standards combined with teaching a world view and attitudes that foster good citizenship and caring for others and the world around them is giving our children an education that is comparable if not exceptional to public school and most private school standards. The beauty of it is CECA is a public school! There is a long waiting list, but if you are looking for the best school for your children, I would highly recommend our school.

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August 06, 2013
This school is one of the best in the region. We could not be happier as parents. The excellent academic and citizenship standards are exemplary and the community of caring parents who give their time and talents to make the school better helps us feel as though we are part of an extended family.

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August 04, 2013
Excellent K-8 school that just received its IB Accreditation. This is a parents' dream come true a public school that functions like a private school. Lots of hands on parental volunteerism, which the school actually requires. Future goals: Develop a Competitive Edge High School so the students can continue on the IB path.

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Competitive Edge Charter Academy (Ceca)
34450 Stonewood Drive, Yucaipa, CA  92399
(909) 797-0174
Last modified Competitive Edge Charter Academy (Ceca) is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Competitive Edge Charter Academy (Ceca) Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top