About Us


  • CDA is dedicated to success through rigorous programs and development of innovative instruction that prepares our students for positive relationships, collaboration, growth mindset and respect for all.

  • CDA staff, parents and community work together to foster life-long learners in preparing all students for college and career pathways who will contribute to our global society. Together, Red-tailed Hawks Rise to new Heights!

We Are CDA

Welcome to CDA. An Academy of wonder, innovation, and excellence. CDA students RISE to New Heights. We celebrate, honor, and encourage all students to strive towards their personal goals and expectations.  Please review our links below to experience what it means to say, We are CDA!

Our Vision

Cahuilla Desert Academy is committed to providing a high-level of rigorous academic instruction and encourages social success through dedicated service, support and partnership.  “We are CDA.” College-Career, Dedicated to Success, Act Responsible and Respectful.

Principal Message

For our students, parents and community

Staff Directory

Staff list 

CDA Counselor Corner

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Student Rights / Legal Notices

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Suicide Prevention
Legal Notices
Uniform Complaint Procedures
Title IX


LCAP & Learning Continuity & Attendance / Plan preliminar de Continuidad del Aprendizaje y Asistencia

Imagine being able to provide input and help influence CVUSD’s educational priorities and budgetary spending. That’s what the LCAP process does.

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