Accomplishments & History

ALTUSGrad2012bellomo (256 of 336)The journey to create Audeo Charter School officially began on January 1, 2001, when an Implementation Grant from the California Department of Education was approved. After several months of planning, charter revisions, and collaboration with San Diego Unified School District staff and members of the community, the SDUSD Board of Education unanimously approved Audeo’s petition and charter for five years.

Audeo Charter School opened for student enrollment on September 4, 2001. It was established as a visionary model for educational reform. Specifically aimed at students whose futures are at risk because conventional schooling has failed them, Audeo (Latin for “I Dare”) provides a unique educational environment for students whose academic and social needs are not met by traditional approaches.

The 2014-2015 school year marks Audeo’s 14th year of serving the San Diego County community. During this time, Audeo has demonstrated success, operationally and instructionally, while serving the population charter law was intended to serve.

Expand the selections below to learn more about the awards and accomplishments of Audeo Charter School.

Audeo graduates regularly move onto a variety of highly respected post-secondary institutions. Please review the list below to see our latest College Acceptances!

Cal State University

CSU East Bay
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Northridge
CSU San Marcos
Humboldt State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Sonoma State University

University Of California

UC Berkeley
UC Los Angeles
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz


Carnegie Mellon
Cornell University
Johns Hopkins University
Suffolk University
University of Chicago

Community College

Frederick Community College
Grossmont College
Palomar College
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
Southwestern College
Tidewater Community College
Ventura College

Out Of State

Florida International University
Michigan State University
Montana State University
University of Arizona
Washington State University


Academy of Art University
Baltimore International College
Instituto TechnolAgico y de Estudios
Superiores de Monterrey, Obreg

Audeo Charter School was chosen and approved by the San Diego Unified School District for the $6.25 million Prop Z bond grant.

Audeo was awarded the Dissemination Grant, a competitive grant program to distribute best practices to Laurel Preparatory Academy

Audeo’s charter was unanimously renewed by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education.

Audeo was named a Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s “Best Place to Work.”

Audeo was named a Finalist for San Diego Chamber of Commerce’s “Best Emerging Business of the Year” and “Most Innovative Product or Service.”

Audeo earned a Similar School Ranking of 10, the highest possible rank.

Audeo was awarded a three-year grant from San Diego Social Venture Partners. See their website at

Audeo recieved the California Award for Performance Excellence Eureka Award. Learn more about the award at

Audeo opened new Resource Centers in Carlsbad, Escondido, and Mission Valley.

Audeo met all criteria for AYP and earned a Similar School Ranking of 9 out of 10.

The State Board of Education granted Audeo 100% funding for five fiscal years for exceeding the criteria prescribed by SB 740.

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