Executive Director, The Classical Academies
Cameron Curry has an extensive background in business development prior to helping found The Classical Academy K-8 public charter school in Escondido, California in 1999. In 2003 he co-founded the K-8 charter school Coastal Academy in Oceanside, California, and in 2006, the Classical Academy High School in Escondido, California.
In 2011, Cameron expanded the options for students by establishing The Classical Academy campus in Vista, California to augment and increase K-12 grade options for The Classical Academies and in 2013 The Classical Academies Online Program. The organization now has 5 sites serving 3,000+ kindergarten through 12th grade students.
Under his leadership, the schools were the first public charter schools to receive Exemplary Recognition Awards from the California Department of Education and California Consortium for Independent Study for high quality independent study programming. In addition, Coastal Academy was named a California Distinguished School in 2010 and Classical Academy High School in 2013.
Cameron is also a strong advocate for school choice and he provides ongoing support to charter school developers with questions, resources, and information on independent study operations and programming. His entrepreneurial spirit and experience has been a great benefit to the operation of the Classical Academies and its high quality independent study public charter schools.
In 2011, Cameron received the Hart Vision Award from the California Charter School's Association as their Charter School Leader of the Year.
In 2013 Cameron published a book, Charter School Leadership: Elements for School Success with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. http://tinyurl.com/CharterBook