Accomplishments & History

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

Private

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

Vocational

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

Despite having students enter Audeo on average 2 grade levels behind in reading and 3 grade levels behind in math, an overall increased number of Audeo students over the past 4 years have been meeting their NWEA growth targets.

In the last five years, over 800 Audeo students (majority not on track to graduate) have completed their high school requirements by receiving a diploma (691), passing the GED (65) or passing the CHSPE (45).

From 2010-2014 Audeo decreased its overall dropout rate from 5.3% to 2.6%.  This is an outstanding achievement given that the majority of Audeo students enroll behind in credits, not on track to graduate within 4 years, 2 grade levels behind in English, and 3 grade levels behind in math.  This includes low dropout rates for subgroups in 2013-2014 such as; Hispanic (2.6%), African American (1.4%), and White (2.8%).

From 2010-2014, despite Audeo students entering on average 2 grade levels behind in reading and 3 grade levels behind in math, nearly or sometimes more than, 80% of Audeo 10th graders have passed both the ELA and Math portions of the California High School Exit Exam.

Audeo continues to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all the students it serves.  Audeo’s educational setting allows students to focus on academics and learn positive behaviors.  Audeo’s suspension and expulsion rates remain very low.

Audeo annually surveys its parents and students as one of many ways to gather feedback on their experience at Audeo.  Overwhelmingly, Audeo students and parents continue to indicate their satisfaction with Audeo.

For the last three years, Audeo students are indicating a dramatic increase in self-confidence after just 90 days of enrollment.  Overall, the results in 90 days yield on average a 25% increase in confidence from when students first start at Audeo.

The University of California (UC) has approved several new and revised Audeo courses during the current charter term.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has approved several new and revised Audeo courses during the current charter term. (For a complete list of NCAA approved courses, follow the link and type “Audeo Charter School” in the “High School Name” search bar.)

The San Diego Unified School District unanimously approved Audeo Charter School to expand from serving grades 6-12 to serving grades K-12 on September 9, 2014.

In Spring 2015, Audeo’s Work Experience program was approved by the California Department of Education.

Audeo’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was developed and unanimously approved by its Board of Directors.

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 given the CALPADS Data Management Recognition Award in for quality of data management.

In June 2014, Audeo’s Technology Plan was approved by the California Department of Education.

Audeo’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was developed and unanimously approved by its Board of Directors.

Audeo has achieved student success without sacrificing fiscal responsibility. Resources and processes are utilized in ways that directly support teaching and learning.  In May 2014 Audeo was granted 100 percent state funding by the State Board of Education for 4 years for exceeding the criteria prescribed by the SB 740 Funding Determination. Four years is the greatest number of years granted for ASAM schools.

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

In April 2013, Audeo was awarded a $250,000 Public Charter School Grant Program Dissemination Grant to disseminate best practices relating to student engagement.

Audeo Charter School was recognized by The California Council for Excellence (CCE) with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE) Eureka Award.  The award program, which emulates the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, recognizes organizations that demonstrate superior performance in seven key business areas including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement and knowledge management, human resources, process management, and results.  The rigorous Baldrige criteria are recognized internationally as the hallmark for performance excellence and are used to select award winners to serve as role models for all California organizations.

In 2013, Audeo was one of the most successful schools qualifying under the Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) in the state of California. Out of the approximately 846 ASAM schools in the state, Audeo had the 16th highest API score (top 2%).

Audeo increased its overall API score by a combined total of 69 points in the last three years of API published results, including for each significant subgroup published by the state.

In May 2012, Audeo received a 6-year “Clear” Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) term. This is the highest term granted by WASC.  In the accreditation determination letter, WASC noted, “Members of the Commission studied the report of the Visiting Committee noting the stellar aspects of the school.”  “Please accept our congratulations on the quality of instruction being offered in your school.”

 

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 www.sdsvp.org.

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

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.

Audeo Charter School was recognized by The California Council for Excellence (CCE) with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE) Eureka Award.  The award program, which emulates the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, recognizes organizations that demonstrate superior performance in seven key business areas including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement and knowledge management, human resources, process management, and results.  The rigorous Baldrige criteria are recognized internationally as the hallmark for performance excellence and are used to select award winners to serve as role models for all California organizations.

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