Special Programs

Explore the options below to learn more about the special programs available at Audeo.

 

Audeo has many engaging programs, including the California Cadet Corps. The Cadets, featured in the photo at left, earn academic credit while learning leadership skills and participating in outdoor adventure and survival training. For more about the CACC, browse the tab in the list below.


Our Naviance Family Connection web-based program uses a combination of interest and personality type surveys that identify your strengths and help you explore career options that may work best for you. Our unique program allows you to research your options, including four year universities, community colleges, work place readiness, and military prospects. Our experienced counselors and teachers will guide you each step of the way. 

Our Naviance Family Connection program uses a variety of interest and personality type surveys and research tolls to help you develop your chosen path:

  • Game Plan: Create targeted goals for after high school.
  • Personality Type: Learn about your personality strengths and gain insight into your educational and career needs.
  • Learning Style: Find out what environment and methods make learning optimal for you.
  • Explore Interests: Complete a Career Interest Profiler and explore what careers appeal to you.
  • Cluster Finder: Report activities that you enjoy, personal qualities that you have, and school subjects that you enjoy to find a cluster of careers that would be a good match for you.
  • Roadtrip Nation: Browse through interviews of famous individuals who followed their interests and made their dreams into reality.
  • College Research: Look up schools that you are interested in applying to, and compare requirements and student life. You can even view maps of where students have historically been accepted from our school.
  • SuperMatch: Match yourself to colleges who accept students just like you.
  • Scholarships: Search through our database of local and national scholarships.
  • Pathways pages: Each pathway expert creates and maintains his or her page with specific information about 4 year college, 2 year college, career readiness, and the military. (For more information about Pathways, see the tab below.)

Click here to access Naviance Family Connection.

Family Connection by Naviance is a web based service designed especially for students and parents. Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to research colleges, sign up for college visits, and access college scholarship information.

Naviance is an electronic college data management system used by our counseling department to keep track of CdM student data including student GPAs, standardized test scores, college choices, college application information, and a personality and career assesment. CdM students are registered and trained on the Naviance Family Connection for access to their personal site which includes general college information, electronic college search tools, and anonymous college data from past CdM graduates. The college data in Family Connection allows a student to search for the right individual college matches.

Family Connection can also be used to store a personal game plan, a list of possible careers and majors, a resume, a list of colleges a student is considering, a list of colleges to which he/she is applying, college application tasks, and application results. This is private information that can only be accessed by the student, parents, or the counseling department. Students can also be contacted via e-mail about college visits, deadlines, surveys and other pertinent college information from the counseling department.

Life takes us down many different paths. At Audeo, our Pathways program ensures that you have a clear goal in mind for your post-graduation plans. Pathways puts meaning into your school work by providing you a clear, personalized vision for the future. It’s your life—which path will you choose?

Already Have A Path In Mind?

Four-Year University:

To prepare for the university path, our program provides rigorous academic coursework which is A-G approved by the University of California. Our students go on to four year universities including the UC system, CSU system, private universities, and out-of-state universities. Our college counselors meet with students beginning in the ninth grade year to provide a coursework outline for high school. College bound students who transfer into the program later in their high school career will have their courses translated onto a four year credit audit formulated to meet all college course requirements. Our Pathways/Naviance Family Connections program allows students to research university options and explore school programs online. Pathways provides the organizational tools to keep you on track for the university path.

Community College:

The accessibility and availability of community college makes it a great path for many students. Whether the end goal is to transfer to a four year university or to complete one of the many certificate programs available, community colleges offer an affordable start to a post-secondary education. Community colleges have small learning communities and professional instructors with a vast amount of real work experience. If you are not sure if you want to start at a four year university or a community college, schedule a counseling session with one of our highly trained college counselors. Pathways/Naviance Family Connection will help you research programs and college options.

Vocational School:

Some students choose the vocational path, joining the work force directly upon high school completion. Pathways enables students to learn about careers that match their interests and strengths. Students can explore career development courses and/or requirements for career training directly after high school. Students meet with our counselors to learn about various programs offered including certificate programs and Regional Occupational Program courses.

Military:

The military is an honorable path that provides enriching experiences for students on their way to another career or a lifetime of service to our country. The military offers an opportunity for students to benefit from free career training and paid educational expenses while serving. Additionally, the GI bill is available to service members upon discharge. Pathways allows student to review opportunities, scholarships, meet with a military advisor, practice the ASVAB, and consider each military branch before meeting with a recruiter. Students on our military path have chosen careers in:

U.S. Navy
U.S. Army
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Coast Guard
National Guard
Merchant Marines
U.S. Public Health Service

Join the California Cadet Corps Program at Audeo

CACC button imageEarn academic credit at Audeo while learning leadership skills and participating in outdoor adventure and survival training with the Cadet Corps! The Cadet Corps is open to all Audeo students (grades 7-12). Audeo and its sister school, The Charter School of San Diego, offer the southernmost Cadet Corps unit in California. We are the 701st Batallion, 7th Brigade.

 

 Check out what benefits YOU can gain by joining the Cadet Corps:

Explore leadership training and opportunities.

Leadership is one of the eight content standards of the Cadet Corps, and is emphasized accordingly. Cadets are required to understand traits, principles, and indicators of leadership, and they must be able to apply proper leadership counseling techniques. For any student looking for an engaging experience for growth, the Cadet Corps offers no shortage of leadership education.

Learn how to build a lesson plan and teach others.

If you are interested in a career in education, business, or athletic training, this skill is required to get ahead in your field. Work with your Cadet peers to create lesson plans and present new information to each other and your Commandants.

Boost your resume with an extracurricular activity requiring discipline, leadership, and skill.

If you want to strengthen your resume, the Cadet Corps is a great program for you. It is prestigious, state-wide, and has requirements mandated by the California Military Department. Between the physical demands and the mental challenges, the Cadet Corps has everything your future colleges and employers are looking for.

Train your body and mind with physical training exercises.

At Audeo Charter School, you can earn independent study PE credits with the Cadet Corps (among other credit offerings). Unlike traditional PE classes, the Cadet Corps teaches you how to monitor your own fitness by measuring your progress, utilizing the newest physical training techniques and research, and building your own training schedule.

Plan your own activities and schedules with other Cadets.

Camping trips, visits to military bases, and outdoor education programs are just a few of the many adventurous activities the Cadets participate in. Student programming is a large part of the Cadet Corps, which means you are encouraged to talk with your peers and decide which trips, tours, and treks you want to go on! Every year, there is also a ten day camp fully sponsored by the state of California that takes place in San Luis Obispo, where Cadets from all over the state come together to train and share ideas. There’s even an overnight bivouac!

Prepare for boot camp, or learn more about a career with the military, law enforcement, or emergency medical services.

While very few Cadets go on to enlist with the military after high school, the Cadet Corps is an excellent tool to jumpstart your boot camp training, as well as explore the military as a career option. (To learn more, check out the Military Pathway information on Naviance.) Cadets learn how to march, drill, and salute. They learn how to read and use compasses and maps, and practice applying those skills with orienteering, survival activities, and bivouacking. Cadets also learn to use the principles of military courtesy and learn to identify and understand the rank structure of all branches of the US Military. For Cadets interested in enlisting after high school, this early training can make boot camp less stressful and overwhelming. Additionally, exposure to these topics can show a Cadet what a potential career in the military might have in store. Cadets also learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as thorough First Aid training – for any students curious about a career as an EMT, paramedic, firefighter, or nurse, this is a great exploratory step.

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What are the objectives and standards of the California Cadet Corps?

The six Objectives of the California Cadet Corps are:

To develop leadership
To engender citizenship
To encourage patriotism
To foster academic excellence
To teach basic military knowledge
To promote health, fitness, and wellness

The eight Standards of the Cadet Corps are:

Standard #1: Cadets participate in patriotic activities and develop a spirit of patriotism.
Standard #2: Cadets learn strategies to improve school performance and be good citizens.
Standard #3: Cadets learn basic military subjects.
Standard #4: Cadets participate in a variety of fitness and wellness activities.
Standard #5: Cadets participate in Drill and Ceremonies.
Standard #6: Cadets know principles of First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Standard #7: Cadets know how to read and use a variety of maps and compasses.
Standard #8: Cadets know and apply theories of leadership.

To read more details of the Standards of the Cadet Corps, visit their Lesson Plan Sharing and Resource Page.

Get Involved Today

For questions, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions on the California Cadet Corps website.

If you are interested in joining the Cadet Corps at Audeo, or if you would like more information, please contact Commandant Michael Hanna at mhanna@charterschool-sandiego.net.

Click here to visit The Hub, the online student magazine for all Altus students. If you or a friend are interested in participating, visit our Submissions Guidelines page.

Our Program

Audeo Charter School, like all Altus schools, is based on a university model of independent study that incorporates blended learning, one-on-one and small group instruction (Please see our “About” page to learn more about our educational model.) Within this model, we offer various educational pathways for our students with special needs. Our Resource Specialists and Education Specialists collaborate with general education teachers, contracted service providers, and parents to create an individualized plan for each student to meet their post-secondary goals. We encourage our parents and students to meet with the educational team frequently to communicate changing educational goals and interests.

Our Department

Altus Schools are dedicated to identifying, locating and assessing all students within the respective LEA (Local Education Agency) who may have disabilities and providing appropriate support and/or related services to those students as determined by an educational evaluation.

Altus Schools are committed to providing eligible students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education consistent with federal and state laws. Altus schools provide high quality services and supports based on the individual needs of each student. Students who receive Specialized Academic Instruction and Related Services at Altus schools are supported in their educational goals, graduation goals, and post- secondary goals through a personalized plan based on individual student achievement data, interests, learning style, personality profile, and other relevant history and input from IEP team members.

Altus schools are proud members of the El Dorado Charter SELPA (Special Education Local Planning Area). The El Dorado County Charter SELPA empowers Charter schools to succeed, by providing expertise, innovation, and individualized solutions. As a member of the El Dorado Charter SELPA, we are provided with governance, program support, and parent support. Please visit the El Dorado Charter SELPA website for more information and parent resources.

Our Department Head: Stephanie Starr, Special Instructional Services Coordinator

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Attended Ohio University: BS in Education, Credential in Social Sciences Grades 6-12 (2002).

Attended National University: Credential in Special Education – Mild/Moderate (2007).

Teacher of the Year at Audeo Charter School: 2005 and 2006.

Positions held: General Education Teacher, Resource Specialist, Counselor, Learning Lead, School Site Coordinator, Special Instructional Services Coordinator (current).

Additional Training: CELDT Trainer, Brain Based Engagement, WASC Visiting Committee Member, Special Education Leadership Academy (SELPA).

Resources for Students and Families

CAC Parent Handbook – English (pdf)

CAC Parent Handbook – Spanish (pdf) [Comité Consultivo de la Comunidad]

Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Parents’ Rights – English (pdf)

Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Parents’ Rights – Spanish (pdf) [Aviso de las Medidas que Protegen la Integridad de los Procesos y Derechos de los Padres]

Statewide Parent Resources (pdf)

 For questions or more information, please contact us at 858-678-2050

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