Albert Einstein Academy Charter School
Albert Einstein Academy Charter School is an IB Primary Years Programme-certified charter school within the San Diego Unified School District. Established in 2002, it is the only school in the district authorized as an IB-PYP school. The school serves grades kindergarten through 8th grade. It is actually chartered as two schools: an elementary school (K-5) of about 300 students and a middle school (6-8) of about 250 students. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The school teaches via a language immersion program in which classes are taught partly in English and partly in German. Spanish was later added to the mix. The German-English immersion program has attracted visits from members of the German Parliament.
As with all charter schools in San Diego, the school is free; admission is by application and a lottery. Originally, preference was given to students who speak German. However, that policy was challenged by the school board as possibly discriminatory and is no longer in place.
As of the 2014-2015 school year, the Albert Einstein Charter Schools have been separated into two schools at two different locations, with two websites.
Albert Einstein Charter Elementary School 3035 Ash St San Diego, CA 92102 http://aeaces.org/
Albert Einstein Charter Middle School 458 26th Street San Diego, Ca 92102 http://aeacms.org/
- Albert Einstein Academy Charter School, International Baccalaureate Organization, retrieved 2008-04-21
- San Diego Union Tribune, November 16, 2002
- North County Times, January 23, 2009
- School website: history
- San Diego Union Tribune, April 22, 2008
- San Diego Union Tribune, February 27, 2007
- School website: enrollment