San Dieguito Union High School District is planning on opening a new middle school in the Pacific Highlands Ranch area in fall 2015. The district plans to draw 500 students to the new school from the Carmel Valley Middle School attendance area.

The site is adjacent to Canyon Crest Academy, but will operate as a separate school with set neighborhood boundaries.

The school site is currently being graded in preparation for construction, which will start this summer. Funding to build the new middle school is provided by Proposition AA, the district’s $449 million general obligation bond, which local voters approved in November 2012.