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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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Free Goody Bags on June 2!

This year, as a thank you for coming to our biggest fundraising event of the year, every attendee will receive a goody bag valued at over $300! Click the headline for more information.

Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair

The final Scholastic Book Fair of the year will run from May 29- June 1 in the library! For more information on book fair hours and volunteering, click the headline.

Network Nominations

Volunteer yourself or nominate someone you know for a 2018-2019 Network Board or Committee position! Click the headline to hear from current Network parents.

Earth Day Community Event

Our students, families, and staff had a wonderful time celebrating our planet and learning about ways to protect it at our Earth Day Community Event on April 20!

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