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 Audeo” 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.
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
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 – Spanish (pdf) [Comité Consultivo de la Comunidad]
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]
For questions or more information, please contact us at (858) 678-2050.