Charter Schools

SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach

SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach

The San Dieguito Union High School District’s first charter school, the School of Universal Learning (SOUL), has finally found its home. SOUL will open for its first day of school on Aug. 29 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Harper Branch in Solana Beach.

Securing a facility had been founders Michael Grimes and Marisa Bruyneel-Fogelman’s biggest challenge and now that one has been locked down, it is finally feeling real.

“It grounded everything and made it official,” said Grimes.

“When the first student walks in the door it will be a culmination of all of our life’s work,” said Bruyneel-Fogelman, a Carmel Valley resident. “I’ll be emotional. I’ve worked for...