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Through a commitment to nurture the whole child, we offer high quality arts integration; we achieve growth and confidence in academic knowledge, leadership, and social action.  


Creative Connections Arts Academy is a safe environment where we support life-long learning in a creative arts-based community.


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While on the CCAA website, "Twin Rivers Unified School District is not responsible for the content on the external web sites" that you may visit . 

Applications Still Being Accepted!

Although the deadline to be included in the lottery has passed, we are still accepting applications for open spots in the 2016-17 school year.



Did you love Renaissance Day?  Want to spend more time with the Pirates?

The Golden Coast Adventure Faire is a Renaissance / Adventure / Steampunk / Pirate event in support of community youth organizations.

Get a head start on your 2016-17 community service hours over the summer by signing up to help--see details at www.GoldenCoastAdventureFaire.com

If you won a wooden shield to decorate at Renaissance Day, bring it in ASAP!  Your and other CCAA student art will be featured at the Golden Coast Adventure Faire.


Support CCAA in a big way!

  1. TNT Fireworks scripts went home early this month.  Sell these to family, friends and neighbors, and earn parent hours / community service hours for the time you spend!  Scripts can be sold and money turned into either school office until June 3rd.
  2. Sign up to help out at the fireworks booth--another great way to earn parent and community service hours. There are jobs even for younger students!  Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to sign up.
  3. Come out between June 28th and July 4th to our TNT fireworks stand, located at the corner of Watt & Elverta near Taco Bell.

Celebrate our seniors at CCAA's high school graduation!  Memorial Auditorium doors will open at 6 PM on June 7th; ceremony starts at 6:30.  Click here to research parking options.

See attached letter for more details about graduation and other senior events.


Walerga students will be celebrating the week of Battle of the Dragons with "May We Be Equal", which recognizes that "Love has no..."

  • "Gender" (Monday) - girls wear blue & boys wear pink, or both wear purple
  • "Disability" (Tuesday) - dress as your favorite superhero
  • "Color" (Wednesday) - wear as many colors as possible
  • "Limits" (Thursday) - galaxy theme
  • "Labels" (Friday) - class theme day / school colors

Starting today, you can sign up to work Levi Stadium Concessions at various events to FUNDRAISE FOR CCAA = YOU DECIDE WHERE THE MONEY GOES WITHIN OUR PTO ACCOUNTS.


All workers must have food handler cards (free) and CA Alcohol Server Certification ($15 per adult) in order to volunteer for this event. An email will be sent to you on how to do this online once you sign up. All workers must also provide uniform and comply with all Levi Stadium guidelines.


Signups are due by apx. 3 weeks before each event:

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For more information or to sign up for an event, please contact: 

Yuvonne Ramirez (916) 223-6719 or through e-mail yuvonneramirez@gmail.com


We ended up with extras!  There are 9 more High School ($60) and 8 more Junior High yearbooks ($25) for sale first come first serve... this is your only chance to purchase one if you didn't preorder, so bring your money to the Walerga office ASAP.


Creative Connections Arts Academy Charter was up for renewal this school year.  At the May 3, 2016 Twin Rivers Unified School District Board Meeting, Trustees voted and approved CCAA’s Charter Renewal Petition.  This renewal is for a five (5) year term from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021. 


A special thanks to the following individuals who worked diligently in successfully securing a five-year term for CCAA’s Charter renewal:  Dr. Sara Noguchi, TRUSD Associate Superintendent, Innovations, Research and Design;  Brian Emerson, CCAA Vice-Principal; Tina Hughes-Corben, CCAA teacher; DeAnna Myers, CCAA teacher; Gary Brooks, CCAA teacher; Kris Ward, CCAA parent; Mira Macias, CCAA parent; and Geoff Neill, CCAA parent.


Not sure what your family's summer holds?  See attached fliers to learn more about summer library hours, math camp for current 6th-8th graders, middle school summer programs, and free summer meals.

High school summer school classes are for credit recovery only and our counselor will pass out the forms to students who are eligible.

Check out Twin Rivers' offering of summer programs for Elementary, Middle and High School students on the district website.


Are you ready Dragons?  Walerga's annual Battle of the Dragons will take place May 27th all day.  Sixth grade will also be coming to join the fierce inter-class fray.

Please note that to participate in the Battle of the Dragons, 7th-12th grade students must have in all their field study day reports, and have completed and logged their 15 Community Service Hours (7th & 8th turn this in to homeroom teachers, 9th-12th enter online).  Students who have not yet met these requirements will be working on completing them during the school day on May 27th.



We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved Mr. Ed Delgado to serve as the new principal of CCAA, effective July 1, 2016.


Mr. Delgado is a proven leader and highly successful educator who has a deep-seated belief that music, art and creative expression are critical to a well-rounded education. During his 20 years of service with the district, Mr. Delgado served as principal at Orchard Elementary and vice principal the former Aero Haven Elementary School. For the past six years Mr. Delgado has served as principal at Rio Linda High School, where the visual and performing arts are a critical part of the curriculum and school culture.


Thank you for your continued support as we make this transition. Mr. Larry Tosta will continue to serve as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year.

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Front row from left to right: Tina Hughes-Corben, Nicoda Adams, Valina Combs, Ed Delgado, Larry Tosta, Bob Bastian. Back row: Brian Emerson, Raul Murillo, DeAnna Myers, Kris Ward, Michelle Rivas

Today: 5/26/16
12:00 AM Arutas Book Fair
6:00 PM K-6 Open House & Showcase Night

Local Control Accountability Plan-Draft

This Draft Local Control Accountability Plan for Creative Connections Arts Academy details how we will use our state funding to meet our school goals. You are invited to read this draft of our LCAP and submit questions to the Vice Principal, Mr. Emerson. All questions and answers will be posted here. 

-Brian Emerson, Vice-Principal


Click Here to submit questions

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Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement

Twin Rivers  Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 orJacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.