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Urban Discovery Academy is a free-public charter school serving TK through 8th grade students in the heart of the IDEA District, in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. Urban Discovery Academy recently added the first Design-Thinking focused High School in San Diego, IDEATE High Academy, also located in Downtown. The UDA schools provide a rigorous continuum of education that develops the whole child as a scholar, athlete, artist, and democratic member of society, infused with project-based learning, design-thinking interdisciplinary challenges, college prep, and most importantly empathic social responsibility and innovative thinking.
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Exhibition Nights

Please join us at UDA on November 8th and 9th for our first trimester Exhibition Nights. Our students are looking forward to sharing their interdisciplinary trimester projects during this celebration of learning.
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Online Uniform Orders

The UDA online store is accepting orders now through October 31. Place your order for t-shirts, long sleeves, hoodies, and sweaters here. Items will be ready for pick-up at school on the afternoon of November 13.

Reporting an Absence

Please remember to report student absences by 9:00 am on the day of your child’s absence. To report an absence, you may call the main line at 619-788-4668 and press option #2 to leave a message, or you may send an email to attendance@urbansd.com. All absences must be reported with a voicemail recording or email.

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