School History

ALTUSGrad2012bellomo (205 of 336)The Charter School of San Diego is proud to be one of the oldest charter schools in the nation. The journey to create CSSD began in 1993, when charter law was implemented in California. After a year 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 The Charter School of San Diego’s petition.

CSSD opened for student enrollment in 1994. 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, CSSD provides a unique educational environment for students whose academic and social needs are not met by traditional approaches.

CSSD marks nearly 30 years of serving the San Diego County community.


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