District Resources

Uniforms can be purchased from Kim at Sideline Threadz. Please email sidelinethreadz@gmail.com. For items that are on backorder, please visit globalschoolwear.com. Use CHRI10 to find our school store.

Elementary Resources

Lunch Options for the East and West Elementary School sites include online ordering with multiple menu choices at SMCC Boonli. Please see the document below for specific ordering details. There is a required 24-hour lead time. Instructions for Boonli Ordering 🍕 CESE Friday Fundraiser Ordering Any questions can be directed to the lunch supervisor at each campus: East: Kaci Larson Junior Campus: Dena Clough West: Mindi Ratermanis
Summertime provides students with great opportunities to expand their world through reading! Your local libraries and church libraries offer many wonderful books for children and often have motivating summer programs to encourage reading. Take a look and read a book! The summer reading requirements vary by grade.  Please open the .pdf file for the grade your student will be entering in the fall for the appropriate list and guidelines:

Jr/Sr High Resources


  • Entering 9th Grade – All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque. Students must have a hard copy the first day of class with them and you will take a test on the book.
  • Honors 9th Grade: All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson. There are copies of this book in the library that may be checked out for the summer. A test/essay on the novel(s) will occur within the first two weeks.  
  • ALL College Prep AND Honors English II students must read:
    Animal Farm by George Orwell. Bring your novel to the first day of classes in the fall. Assessments will be given the first week back to school.
  • In addition, all Honors students must also read Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. 
    *While you read: annotate your novel, paying specific attention to themes, characters, plot, and literary devices, as well as the unique style, dialogue, and poetic nature of the book. Bring this novel the first class back to school. You will be completing an in-class timed writing assessment the first week back to class. 

Entering 11th Grade – Read Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury.  Assessments will follow upon return to school.   Be sure to have a physical copy of the book in hand. 

Honors 11th:  Read: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury and The Pearl by John Steinbeck and complete the summer reading assignment. Assessment will follow upon return to school. 

Entering Senior English IVSilas Marner, George Eliot. Assessment will be upon return to school.

AP English – Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde) and complete the summer packet. Please note, if you are not already enrolled in the AP English class, you must contact Mrs. Breeden to be added to the roster.

*Please contact the appropriate teacher for information and a contract before beginning summer work for AP course:

AP Art
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Literature
AP World History
AP Government & Politics
AP US History
AP Psychology
AP Statistics

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    



research links & INformation

Web Research Links:

Grolier Online (includes Encyclopedia Americana)
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EBSCO Host Research Databases – Full-text Periodical and Reference Articles Online
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SIRS Knowledge Source – Periodical articles online
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San Diego County Library Website
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