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 2010-2011 school year marks Audeo’s tenth 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.
The School’s solid business model has allowed for steady growth and expansion. Audeo began in 2001 with one classroom. Today, the company boasts 41 employees and 8 Learning Centers. Student enrollment topped 680 this spring, far surpassing the 2010-11 enrollment target of 600.