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SAUSD to Debut PreK-8 Romero-Cruz Academy in Fall 2019


With the focus and intent to increase the educational opportunities for students, the Santa Ana Unified School District will be combining the school communities of Romero Cruz Elementary and Spurgeon Intermediate School into Romero-Cruz Academy to create an enriching Pre-K-8 learning option for students.  

Beginning in the fall of 2019, both existing schools will be integrated into one campus with specifically tailored state-of-the-art classrooms and other facilities for Pre-K, Kindergarten, elementary and intermediate grades.  

A redesigned and reimagined Kindergarten area will make its debut in fall 2019, featuring a new playground, an outdoor classroom and more.

A brand new preschool, with a focus on the arts and language, will also open on the grounds in December 2019.  

In terms of academics, the 2019-2020 year will also bring with it the return of successful educational programs, in addition to enhanced programs and increased learning opportunities for Romero-Cruz Academy students.

With the addition of preschool to the Romero-Cruz Academy campus, the school’s Dual Language (Spanish) program will be offered at the PK-3rd grade level. Students in the intermediate grades will benefit from the addition of Spanish course offerings.

All students will continue to benefit from the Academy’s schoolwide AVID program, full athletics program, STEM Lab and robotics arena, comprehensive counseling department, and Visual and Performing Arts focus. Transportation services will also continue for 4th and 5th grade students.  

In 2019, the school’s award-winning speech and debate program will expand to serve the Academy’s 4th and 5th grades, and the school will also continue to offer leadership development for students in grades 6 through 8.

For questions about enrollment, or to receive information about any of the above mentioned programs, please call 714-480-2200 or 714-564-8000.