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Our Vision for Student Success

Our schools offer:

Every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate from high school ready for college and careers and equipped with the skills, capacities, and dispositions necessary for 21st-century success.

A Rigorous Academic Program

Our Mission The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.

We implement a rigorous core curriculum in all schools and all grades for all students. That means that every student, no matter which school he or she attends, can count on learning content that meets not only California standards but national and international standards. Many schools offer Advanced Placement programs that will allow students to study collegelevel courses.

Highly Qualified Teachers Our 2009-2012 Strategic Plan Goals • Access and Equity: Make social justice a reality. • Student Achievement: Engage high-achieving and joyful learners. • Accountability: Keep our promises to students and families.

More than 20 percent of SFUSD teachers have a master’s degree or above. In addition to advanced degrees, many SFUSD teachers have professional experience in fields related to the subjects they teach. The average years of teaching experience in SFUSD is 11 years, higher than the state average.

Sports, Libraries, Arts and Music The Public Education Enrichment Fund, a local voter-funded initiative, ensures that all public school students have access to sports, library programs, arts and music. With the support of this fund, SFUSD has increased the number of athletic coaches, enhanced sports facilities and equipment, placed librarians in schools, and assigned an art coordinator at every school to ensure that each student receives a sequential arts education. In addition to resources from the enrichment fund, SFUSD students benefit from the numerous partnerships the district has with local artists and arts-related nonprofits, such as the world-renowned San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, and the de Young museum. 3


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holds a weekly Courageous Conversations book discussion page 10

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has sent students to Brazil, France, and Germany page 11

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was named for the founder of the Teamsters Union page 13

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has a student-run Best Practices Group to give feedback to teachers about their teaching page 13

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was founded by community organizers to promote social justice page 14


Multilingual Education

Wellness Programs

Proficiency in a second language is a critical skill. To ensure that students are competitive in the global economy and can reap the many personal and intellectual benefits of multilingualism, SFUSD offers numerous multilingual education programs and encourages all students to develop proficiency in more than one language. SFUSD has 21 immersion programs, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and Korean, which prepare students to be language proficient and literate in two languages. Through our Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) program, we also offer general world language programs in Italian, Japanese and Russian. At the high school level, we offer 10 world languages, including College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese.

Every San Francisco school has a coordinated health program that addresses the physical, nutritional, and emotional health of students and staff. To meet these needs, the district provides health education to teach students how to maintain good health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviors. SFUSD integrates mental health support for an optimal learning environment, and offers structured opportunities for students to develop mentoring relationships with caring adults and peers. To promote healthy eating, SFUSD requires that all food sold on campus meets high nutritional standards. Additionally, under the supervision of school staff, hundreds of San Francisco community based non-profit organizations partner with SFUSD schools to provide social and emotional support to youth.

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offers nearly all of the AP exams that are offered by College Board page 14

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operates MYTV and posts its videos online page 17

offers internships at Kaiser Hospital page 18

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Extended Learning Opportunities More than 75 percent of SFUSD schools run after school programs onsite that offer academic support, physical activities, and arts enrichment. Such activities include homework assistance, dance, sports, cooking, and music. These programs directly involve teachers from the host school site who help ensure activities are aligned with school-day curriculum. They also receive support from local community-based organizations that help build bridges between the school community and the greater neighborhood. These programs are free to all students.

offers a Dream Academy page 20

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Throughout the district we are focused on these improvement initiatives: Attracting and Retaining the Best Teachers. The Quality Teacher and Education Act, approved in 2008, makes San Francisco teacher salaries competitive with those in surrounding school districts; provides financial incentives for teachers to work at schools with historically high turnover and teach in hard-to-fill subject areas such as high school math; increases teacher support while raising teacher accountability; improves academic innovation through research and development; and upgrades school technologies.

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Building Strong Foundations in Reading and Writing. We want every one of our students to become curious, engaged readers who love language and explore the world through words. Therefore, we are training all of our prekindergarten and early elementary teachers in a “balanced literacy� approach to instruction so that by 3rd grade, all students will be reading at grade level and will be strong readers and writers, in formats from multimedia to printed text.

Safe, Modern Spaces for Learning. The 2003 and 2006 Bond Programs authorized the district to issue $740 million in bonds to support facility upgrades at 90 schools, including: replacing aging portables with new classroom buildings; making seismicearthquake upgrades; improving accessibility for disabled students; modernizing classroom interiors and restrooms; upgrading fire and life safety supports; and implementing schoolyard greening programs at 64 elementary schools.

Sports, Libraries, Arts, Music, and Student Support. The Public Education Enrichment Fund (Proposition H) is a City Charter amendment passed by voters in March 2004 that guarantees city funding for public schools and preschools through 2015. The Fund includes support for arts, music, sports, and library programs; provides universal access to preschool; and supports other essential educational programs. Funding is shared by SFUSD and San Francisco First Five.

Graduating Students College and Career Ready. By strengthening and aligning high school course offerings with college entrance requirements, we are ensuring that every student has the academic preparation to enroll in a California state college or university. To prepare students for careers, we offer more than 30 career preparation academies and pathways in our 17 high schools.

Providing Ongoing Assessment of Student Learning. Our teachers have access to common performance assessments to better understand how students are learning on a regular basis throughout the year; they can use the results to tailor their instruction to better meet each student’s needs.


Partnering for Success. Our children rely on thousands of talented and caring adults to make our schools work. We are fortunate in San Francisco to have a great network of support, including the city government, businesses, not-for-profits, universities, parents, and community volunteers.

Local Support for Schools. San Franciscans know the value of education, and everyone plays an important role in educating our city’s children. Because of your support, more of our students are flourishing.

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Abraham Lincoln High School | school # 405

Academy of Arts and Sciences at SOTA | school # 832

2162 24th Avenue Phone: 415.759.2700 Web: www.lincolnhigh.net Email: sch405@sfusd.edu

555 Portola Drive Phone: 415.695.5326 Web: www.sotacad.org Email: sch832@sfusd.edu

Abraham Lincoln High School is a comprehensive high school with a long history of high expectations and excellence. The goal is to provide a positive, nurturing school environment that supports high academic performance and high student self-image. We recognize that students bring their diverse experiences into the classroom, and believe instruction should be responsive to different student learning needs. In addition, Lincoln offers a rigorous AP and honors program, services for Special Education (students with severe and non-severe impairments), a comprehensive English Language Learner (ELL) program that prepares students to become bilingual and biliterate, Career Academies, a Wellness Center, Peer Resource Program, AVID, Step-to-College, and a wide variety of clubs, athletic, and other extracurricular activities. The Environmental Service Learning Initiative promotes environmental and social justice. We also feature community partnerships with 14 different community agencies.

The Academy of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing each student with a nurturing and individualized learning experience. We are here to promote self-advocacy, foster social awareness, and cultivate creative problem-solving skills. We offer an environment where all students are accepted and nurtured to be who they are. Students at The Academy are expected to be independent learners and take responsibility for their education. The educational and social atmosphere is non-traditional in the sense that students have many freedoms, and classroom work is characterized by creative, exploratory activities. Teachers and administrators trust students to take charge of their education and actively engage in activities and school-wide productions.

Our teachers focus on authenticity, relevance, enthusiasm, critical thought, and creativity, while allowing students to take pride in their success. We hold ourselves accountable to a culture of service and support. This means that school staff share responsibility for each student’s success.

Did you know?

The Step-to-College Program connects underrepresented seniors to San Francisco State University (SFSU) to promote college matriculation and success. The program’s mix of afterschool, college-level classes taught by SFSU faculty, along with encouragement, mentoring, tutoring, and support has helped scores of high school students make the vital step to college.

The Academy of Arts and Sciences became a Small School by Design (SSD) in 2009. As a SSD, The Academy joins a network of five small schools that believe in the idea that smaller schools are able to serve the unique needs of all their students, while still offering college preparatory classes. The Academy of Arts and Sciences offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body. The main emphasis is on a creative science/math block that incorporates collaborative projects, interconnections between the subject areas, and the integration of artistic and innovative thinking with traditional subject matter. Academy students enjoy an arts-based curriculum and at times are placed in classes taught by SOTA teachers. Academy students have the benefit of the Wellness Center on campus, and receive college counseling through a college counseling club, as well as individual college counseling their senior year. Academy students are offered arts instruction in the following disciplines: classical guitar, taiko drumming, Gamelan Jegog, visual arts, and vocal music.

Did you know?

The Academy partners with Eco SF to create an outdoor classroom space, organic garden, native plant nursery, and a potential learning strand for the Academy’s outdoor education program. This program includes social justice, sustainable living, and overall permaculture.

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Balboa High School | school # 439

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology | school # 559

1000 Cayuga Avenue Phone: 415.469.4090 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch439@sfusd.edu

1150 Francisco Street Phone: 415.749.3430 Web: www.galileoweb.org Email: sch559@sfusd.edu

Balboa is a college preparatory high school with a rich history and tradition. All instruction is organized through small learning communities, so each student is able to build powerful relationships with teachers while engaging in rigorous academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits. The 9th and 10th grades have a strong academic focus combined with an emphasis on career, health, and college exploration. At the end of 10th grade, the students select a field of interest that they will pursue as juniors and seniors in one of the School-to-Career pathways. We envision that all of our students will obtain the skills and knowledge that allow them to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing world.

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology’s mission is to provide equal access to all educational programs and ensure success for all students. Students have options to participate in an academic pathway or academy in Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Health Science, Information Technology, Digital Media Arts, or Hospitality and Tourism. The Advancement Via Individual Determination Program provides additional academic counseling for college preparation. A wide array of AP and honors classes allows students to challenge themselves to take rigorous courses that will help them earn entrance to and credit in colleges and universities. Galileo maintains partnerships with national and local organizations to strengthen teaching and learning. More than 40 student clubs, a FUTURAMA afterschool program, and a comprehensive athletics program all enrich the school experience at Galileo. Afterschool programs include sports, arts, and tutoring. SUMMERFUN provides opportunities to broaden students’ knowledge through a variety of summer programs around the world.

Balboa’s mission, “Sustaining a Culture of Continuous Improvement”. As a school community, we work to incorporate the cultural and experiential contributions with which our students enter the school building. These provide foundational building blocks for learning. We must teach our students how to access opportunity­—not just what we have, internally, but how they can recognize and access opportunities outside of the school environment. We at Balboa encourage students to believe in themselves, to feel appreciated, and to discover their own value. Students who identify Balboa as being “their place” demonstrate engagement and joy, and find their niche in academic, extracurricular, and athletic participation. They “want to be at Bal.” Balboa faculty and staff are committed to setting clear expectations for students and for the wider school community. We believe in the process of educational partnership to demonstrate to our students the promise of positive engagement.

Did you know?

Balboa’s innovative Small Learning Communities provide opportunities for student paid internships, preparing students to achieve academic and professional successes. It is precisely these types of successes that can serve as catapults onto a more level playing field for all students.

Galileo envisions a school that celebrates students. We are committed to building a community where all learners can reach their potential and make healthy decisions that reflect direction towards their goals and dreams. We believe that a socially just school must nurture individuals while honoring groups’ cultures, histories, memories, and values. Galileo defines joyful learning as the experiences inside or outside of a classroom where students are engaged with rigorous content material that they believe is relevant to them and that they enjoy learning. We believe that high achieving students develop intrinsic motivation, are willing to take risks, and are enthusiastic about coming to school and attending classes. Galileo envisions a community that is safe, productive, engaging, challenging, and fun. In order to keep the promise to our students and families that we will provide this kind of learning environment, Galileo is committed to frequent and professional communication with families, institutional transparency, rigorous evaluation of faculty and staff, and policies that consistently uphold expectations for personal and community responsibility.

Did you know?

The International Center for Leadership in Education, the National Academy Foundation, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area all contribute to professional learning and student opportunities at Galileo. 9


George Washington High School | school # 571

International Studies Academy at Enola Maxwell | school # 624

600 32nd Avenue Phone: 415.750.8400 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch571@sfusd.edu

655 De Haro Street Phone: 415.695.5866 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch624@sfusd.edu

George Washington offers its students an outstanding comprehensive education in a culturally rich environment. Students can choose from more than 100 course offerings, with 52 sections of honors and AP classes. Students at George Washington also have the opportunity to tap into a network of more than 50 campus clubs and student groups and a full inter-scholastic athletic program, with 22 teams in 15 sports. Washington has an active Beacon program, Parent Teacher Student Association, and alumni association.

International Studies Academy, part of the Small Schools by Design Initiative, located on Potrero Hill and overlooking downtown San Francisco, is a small, academic high school drawing on the diversity of neighborhoods throughout the city. International Studies Academy is the ideal choice for students who want to excel in their understanding of languages, world cultures, and global issues. Our vision is to cultivate global citizens with the essential academic and life skills to be successful contributors to a worldwide economy for the next generation.

Our mission is to provide a learning environment that is safe and secure, and promotes high academic and ethical standards, preparing all students to become successful lifelong learners in a global, multicultural society. We believe that equity means not only providing equal access to school resources, but providing appropriate support so all students can take advantage of all resources. We believe that every student has the ability to work toward equal access to college and career, and in fact, 92 percent of our graduates are accepted into college. We encourage our students to explore every academic opportunity available. Our experienced teachers seek to engage all students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in every classroom. Teachers match students’ joy for learning with their own joy in teaching and create cooperative learning opportunities. In addition to excellent writing and diligent study skills, we feel that a well-rounded student needs to have strong verbal and interpersonal skills. We encourage students to take a sense of ownership for the school, and prepare students to be active members of a democratic society by becoming critical thinkers with a social conscience. Students see the relationship between what they’re learning and how they can employ it in real life. An ongoing culture of service and community connections makes George Washington a fulfilling learning experience for all students.

Students should be working at grade level in their middle school classes or be willing to make an extra academic effort to enable them to participate fully in our specialized programs. International Studies Academy maintains high academic standards and requires specific coursework beyond the SFUSD requirements, including 2 years of a World Language, 3 years of college prep Science and Math, and International Relations.

Did you know?

Washington offers a Courageous Conversations book group, which meets weekly to discuss the factor of race in achievement and discover ways to close the gap. Join the conversation!

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We believe that all students come to International Studies Academy with natural talents, skills, and knowledge that are valued as assets in our community—a community defined by respect for culture, history, diversity, and equity. We strive to empower students to access their education, and challenge the community to question beliefs and practices that reinforce the historic power of demographics. In an effort to make college an attainable goal for our students, ISA collaborates with Seven Tepees’ college readiness program and San Francisco State to provide the support necessary for access to two and four–year colleges and other training programs. In addition, we provide students with opportunities to participate in community service and leadership programs such as CORO and Build On! Student activity groups such as Black Student Union, Gay Straight Alliance and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE ) are a formal part of our seminar program. The Student Equity and Access Team works to address issues of school culture, climate, and discipline. The Instructional Leadership Team addresses academic policy, teaching practice, curriculum, and professional development. We encourage students to be curious, open, and informed and to feel supported through positive relationships with staff and other students. We place high value on each student’s ongoing intellectual and creative growth and skill-building, and on empowering students to succeed in a broader global community.


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John O’Connell High School of Technology | school # 651 2355 Folsom Street Phone: 415.695.5370 Web: www.johnoconnellhigh.org Email: sch651@sfusd.edu Discover the learning experience at John O’Connell High School! It’s a small school, which means smaller classrooms where students develop academic and 21st-century skills. Students engage in projects and in-depth learning opportunities with an academic focus. All students are enrolled in the University of California’s A-G coursework to ensure students receive a college preparatory curriculum. An honors program begins in the 9th grade with English and Algebra. AP courses are available in Biology, English Literature, English Language, Calculus, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Along with a rigorous core curriculum, O’Connell offers relevant pathway courses. Students can choose among Drama, Art, Computer Art, Networking, Architecture and Design, Peer Resources, Student Leadership, and Culinary. Advanced courses include Biotechnology, Advanced Media Arts, Advanced Art, Pre-Engineering, Programming, Advanced Culinary, and a half-day program in Architecture and Design with the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Located in the Mission district of San Francisco, O’Connell partners with City College, City Build, and the Academy of Art to round out student learning experiences. At O’Connell, we believe every student should be able to make choices about his/her future based on interests and dreams, and define (rather than wait for) opportunities. This means all students are prepared to enter post-secondary options of four-year university, community college, or livable wage careers after high school. Students are excited to come to school and participate in classes because they see the link between school and their future goals. Students and teachers feel safe to take risks in their learning and try new things. O’Connell thrives on a culture where all families feel comfortable and welcome at the school and everyone can participate in events that further personal growth. We want and encourage our students and families to hold us accountable for providing the best educational opportunities for our students. Our monthly Principal’s Coffee Chat is an informal meeting for parents to hear about school updates or ask the principal any questions. While informal in nature, the coffee chat has taken an active advocacy role in the community.

Discover John O’Connell High School’s… • Weekend CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) preparation classes • Computer lab open to all students…even before the school day begins • Visits from guest speakers and tours of workplaces • Job shadowing and internship opportunities • Sports and athletics program built around the motto, “Boilermakers play clean, play fair and play hard, never quit!” • Cyber High to assist with credit recovery, and increasing the number of elective classes for students • Fitness center on site and afterschool Fitness Friday program • Parent activities and home visits designed to foster a sense of understanding between teachers and families • Ongoing events, such as our annual holiday event, Mother’s Day event, and an outreach event at the BayView Opera House • Free confidential Wellness Center open to all O’Connell students • College and Career Center with free services for all students, including help with college planning, computer access, and details about college scholarship opportunities • Monthly Parent Teacher Student Association meetings with educational topics such as: understanding grades and test sores, college access, cybersafety, and rights as parents • Inclusive, welcoming environment

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Did you know? • O’Connell’s Best Practices Club is

a group of O’Connell students who partner with teachers to identify what students need from their teachers and classes.

• The school is named for John O’Connell, who helped organize the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamsters Union). • O’Connell goes by its own nickname, “Home of the Boilermakers”.

You can make a difference!” - O’Connell’s Best Practices Club, run by students

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June Jordan School for Equity| school # 757

Lowell High School | school # 697

325 La Grande Avenue Phone: 415.452.4922 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch757@sfusd.edu

1101 Eucalyptus Drive Phone: 415.759.2730 Web: http://lhs-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com Email: sch697@sfusd.edu Lowell High School is the only high school with academic and merit-based admissions criteria. See details and download the application at www.SFUSD.edu/enroll.

Are you an independent thinker who wants to build the skills necessary to succeed in college and life? June Jordan prepares a diverse group of urban youth to be community members who show respect, integrity, courage, and humility; who are agents of change in their school, their neighborhoods, and the world; and who are intellectuals with the skills necessary to succeed in college and life. June Jordan was explicitly designed as a school for equity and social justice. It was founded through a community organizing effort by a group of teachers, parents, and youth, with the goal of providing better educational options for students who were not being served well in traditional schools. Social justice and equity are reflected in the key design features of the school. We are moving toward fully implementing a safe, personalized learning environment with a sense of belonging. We offer a small overall school size since the school is a Small School by Design. We support mental and physical health for students through our Wellness Center. We believe that active, in-depth learning leads to both joy and high achievement. We have a performance assessment system, which describes what we want students to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. This system includes Masterpieces, which are a graduation requirement, as well as Portfolios, which are a requirement to move from the Junior Institute (9th/10th grade program) to the Senior Institute (11th/12th grade program). Both Masterpieces and Portfolios are rooted in classroom work, and include a final committee presentation and defense. We believe that teachers are most accountable for results when they have promised those results to families they know and care about, and thus do not want to disappoint. Rather than relying on high-level state and district officials to determine whether our school is doing well, we believe the pyramid should be flipped on its head, with parents and students as the ultimate arbiters of a school’s success.

Did you know?

Our school has a democratic governance system.

Founded in 1856 in San Francisco, Lowell is the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi. Admission to Lowell is competitive and merit-based, serving students from throughout the city who demonstrate academic excellence and are motivated to pursue a rigorous college preparatory program. In addition to topnotch academics, Lowell offers 100 active clubs and service organizations and a comprehensive athletic program, with 27 sports. Our elective program boasts the largest Visual and Performing Arts Department in the city and a World Language Department of nine languages. All students have equal access to all classes, as well as academic and personal support. The curriculum is aligned with state curriculum standards, graduation requirements, and A-G subject requirements for CSU/UC Admissions. At Lowell, we believe that high achieving learners are those who can apply what they have learned to levels of higher order thinking. Their strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills allow them to perform well on tests, as well as in real world situations. High achieving learners have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the technological sophistication to stay innovative in today’s world. Helping students discover joyful learning, teachers strive to create opportunities in which students acquire important lifelong skills. Our commitment at Lowell is to prepare students for their next step in life. We continue to promote effective communication throughout the school community. We develop opportunities for the entire school community to participate in a meaningful way. As part of its commitment to the San Francisco community, and in cooperation with the Environmental Education Department of SF Environment, Lowell participates in a composting program to be in line with San Francisco’s “Green Initiative” and to reduce trash and littering around the campus.

Did you know?

Of all 37 different AP exams that are offered by the College Board, 34 were administered at Lowell in 2008. Collectively, Lowell students sat for a record 3,032 AP exams in 2008.

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The individual can make a difference.� - Wallenberg school motto

Students can do whatever they can dream, and we are here to help make that happen. - SOTA

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Mission High School | school #725 3750 18 Street Phone: 415.241.6240 Web: www.missionhs.org Email: sch725@sfusd.edu th

Mission is located in front of the beautiful Dolores Park where the neighborhoods of the Mission, Noe Valley, and the Castro meet. The campus is accessible from all parts of the City with its central location. We instill positive social values, acceptance, and an appreciation for the diversity represented at Mission. Our academic focus school-wide is aimed at preparing ALL of our students for college and careers with rigorous courses including a rich array of AP and honors courses. We also have numerous business and college partnerships to assist us in making sure that our students set high goals throughout their high school years and upon graduation. Recent graduates now attend Stanford, UCLA, UCB, Cornell, Spelman, and many other universities throughout the country. Beginning in the Fall of the 2007/08 school year, the Mission faculty collectively created a working definition of Anti-Racist/Equity education: “Anti-Racist/Equity Teaching promotes respect for diversity and creates a context within which students’ experiences can be understood, appreciated, and connected to the curriculum.” Our work around equity teaching has enabled us as an entire community to engage families, students, and staff, and have honest and powerful conversations around the meaning and practice of social justice and equity. Access and equity mean, for the Mission school team, that all students must have access to all services in order to create an equal playing field, and that we need to consider all facets of identity in order to create a safe, nurturing environment. The Mission Community defines high achievement and joyful learning as fostering a high dose of trust between student and teacher in order to support all of our students as they develop into deeply independent, curious, motivated young adults, with wide-ranging interests, well-prepared for all of the challenges and opportunities that await them in the post-high school world. Mission families agree that joyful learning is the key to ensure that students realize their full potential through relevance, engagement, and connection. We believe it is crucial that families have deep trust in the school to take care of each student, and we take this charge very seriously. This is the essential element in all that we do at Mission. As Mission is one of the most diverse schools in the San Francisco public school district, keeping our promise to our community includes addressing the diversity of our families, keeping parents informed on both an individual student basis and a school-wide basis, and offering a consistent model of a culture of caring for all members of the Mission community. We offer flexible scheduling for parent/teacher conferences, phone calls home for more than just discipline, and numerous avenues and opportunities for families to partner with Mission. There are many opportunities for

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families to deepen their connection with Mission in order to support both their own students and the community at large. We value the Mission connections as authentic, meaningful, and mindful of the diversity of our families.

Discover Mission High School’s… • Partnerships with over 35 community based organizations, such as CARACEN, Next Course, Horizons, Mission Graduates, 826 Valencia, Writers Corp, and College Connect • Student organizations such as Gay/Straight Alliance, Black Student Union • Visual and Performing Arts program with classes such as Theater Tech and Computer Art • Wellness Center which offers counseling, conflict mediation, Student Support Team with an onsite nurse, social worker, and Marriage Family Therapists • Alternative programs for credit recovery such as free Cyber High classes that let you take courses at home to improve your academic achievement • State-of-the-art library with two computer labs and a Library Media Specialist • Eight computer labs throughout the school with access for all students • Afterschool program that offers Dance, SAT prep, and Build-on • Mission High School Chorus • An award-winning teaching staff (DreamCatcher Award, Teacher of the Year)… and award-winning students (e.g., Literary Arts Festival)!


• Mission was the first comprehensive high school in San Francisco—and the first school of its kind west of the Rocky Mountains. • Mission has its own Alumni Museum on campus which highlights the character and achievements of the Mission school community for more than a century. • Mission alumni are so passionate about their Mission High School experience, they have their own website! www.missionhighbears.com See Mission’s very own MYTV! Videos online at www.missionhs.org/category/mission-youth-tv/

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Philip & Sala Burton Academic High School | school # 764

Raoul Wallenberg High School | school # 785

400 Mansell Street Phone: 415.469.4550 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch764@sfusd.edu

40 Vega Street Phone: 415.749.3469 Web: http://rwhs-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com Email: sch785@sfusd.edu

Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School promotes a nurturing, equitable school culture committed to high-level academic achievement for all students. Our student-centered learning communities engage students in rigorous, inquiry-based learning while also building personal relationships that support students in their pursuits. Burton graduates are creative and critical thinkers who use the foundations of the core curriculum and their commitment to social justice to make positive contributions to society. Our school serves as a model for institutions everywhere, and our graduates are recruited by colleges and businesses that recognize them as leaders.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, Raoul Wallenberg offers a rigorous, personalized educational program that prepares our diverse students for success in college, careers, and life. We provide students with a supportive, safe, and caring small school environment that emphasizes academics, athletics, the arts, and student involvement in clubs and extracurricular activities. We offer honors and AP courses in all core subjects. Students are challenged, encouraged, and inspired by a dedicated and talented faculty and staff.

Burton’s diverse 1300+ student body represents every ethnicity, socioeconomic group, and neighborhood of San Francisco. Our main access and equity initiative is called Essential Learning. Our focus is to create school-wide high achievement of essential learning; develop learning opportunities in each class, department, and interdisciplinary group by differentiating for all students; measure student progress toward essential learning; and make changes to programs, lessons, and support structures to improve student progress toward essential learning. The Academies at Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School are small, diverse learning communities designed to personalize the educational experience for all students. We believe that students learn best in a school environment where they are supported and nurtured by the school staff and their classmates.

Founded in 1981 in honor of the renowned Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the school thrives on the traditional values of personal responsibility, compassion, caring, honesty, perseverance, and integrity. We are committed to ensuring that our students have equitable educational outcomes and to enhancing each student’s creativity, self-discipline, and the opportunity to grow and shine as responsible citizens. Our small school fosters close student-staff relationships. We get to know each student’s strengths and weaknesses and are able to reinforce student academic and social growth. We have many structures in place to promote high achievement, including diagnostic counseling and communication among disciplines.

Burton is a Student Centered School. The tradition at Burton had been top-down management with little room for student voice or ownership of learning. In our new vision, families and community members play a larger part in the Burton program and design, and students and parents are excited to be a part of the Burton community.

Ongoing interaction, assessment, and feedback ensure that all students have the opportunity to discover the joy of learning and reach high achievement for their own goals. Parents are always welcome at Wallenberg and are encouraged to become involved in the school. In a recent survey, 100 percent of the parents surveyed said that they “love the school”. In fact, our culture of service and support, and our relationships with students, families, and communities are among the keys to our school’s success, and a source of pride and strength for all Wallenberg students.

Did you know?

Did you know?

Academies at Burton include the Burton Freshman Academy, the Academy of Engineering, the Burton High School Academy of Health Science, the Academy of Finance, and the Burton Academy of Information Technology.

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The Wallenberg Biotechnology Pathway offers students a health services curriculum, along with opportunities for summer internships at Kaiser Hospital.


Ruth Asawa San Francisco School Of The Arts (SOTA) | school # 815

San Francisco International High School | school # 621

555 Portola Drive Phone: 415.695.5700 Web: www.sfsota.org Email: sch815@sfusd.edu Entry is by audition only; visit www.SFUSD.org/enroll for details and the SOTA application.

3750 18th Street @ Church (4th floor) Phone: 415.241.6154 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch621@sfusd.edu

Imagination, courage, persistence, passion, dedication—all qualities essential to succeed in an arts discipline, and, in life as well. Young artists at School of the Arts study to understand the history and tradition of their art forms, to learn and practice their techniques, and to find ways to collaborate and work with others. They learn that art comes from within and requires effort to achieve, whether this involves designing and building a stage set; writing and acting in a play; directing, filming, and editing a digital video; learning vocal technique and singing in a choral group; leaping lightly in a modern dance; rehearsing in an orchestra or band; playing a complex piano piece; or painting / sculpting a personal vision. Since 1982, SOTA has provided students with a rigorous and inspiring high school program in both artistic and academic disciplines. Renamed the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts in 2010, we honor one of San Francisco’s world-renowned artists, and original founder of this high school of the arts. The learning environment at SOTA is conducive to creative and independent thinking—as well as excellence throughout the curriculum. Along with our staff of highly qualified credentialed teachers, SOTA students work with artists from the community to develop their chosen artistic discipline. We believe that to create a socially just campus we must empower all students to believe that, through education, they have the power to define their future. We firmly believe that students can do whatever they can dream, and that we are here to help them make this happen. High achievement means going beyond the established norms and beyond teacher and personal expectations. High achievers also connect learning to real life situations and the global community. We challenge our students to discover how learning improves life. The SOTA culture of service reflects a professional attitude of cooperation and support provided to our students and families to realize goals.

9-11

SF International is a new school that opened in 2009 and offers a unique program designed for recent immigrant students who have attended school in the United States for four years or less. We enrolled 9th graders to be a part of our inaugural class, and we will add 100 more students every year until we serve 9th – 12th grades. SF International teachers are specially trained to offer extra support to help every student develop their academic English skills while they learn the content they need to graduate and be prepared for college. Each grade level has only 100 students. Our team structure promotes personalization, growth, and success for our students. It also allows every student to be known well and supported to succeed. Learning goes beyond the walls of our school through community participation. All subjects teach English development through meaningful projects that keep students motivated and connected to their learning. Students will participate in career internships and will have the opportunity to attend college classes during their senior year. Seniors will have opportunities for internships and community service in different settings, from businesses to government offices to community organizations. SF International is the best choice to help ensure your student has a successful and rewarding high school experience.

Did you know?

Class sizes at SF International are 25 students or less.

Did you know?

We audition 8th through 11th graders every January and March for entrance the following fall. Check out the audition instructions at www.sfsota.org.

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Thurgood Marshall Academic High School | school # 853 45 Conkling Street Phone: 415.695.5612 Web: www.tmahs.com Email: sch853@sfusd.edu Founded in 1994, and located in the southeastern part of San Francisco, Thurgood Marshall Academic High School is a four-year college preparatory high school with a diverse student body. Our highly dedicated faculty/staff and our active Parent Teacher Student Association believe that every Marshall student should be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values needed to make wise college, career, and vocational decisions. With seven class periods per day, students can choose an extra course in the daily routine to challenge themselves and expand their options. Students take core and elective courses, including honors/AP courses, which meet all UC and CSU admission requirements. Students enjoy access to a refurbished and expanded College & Career Center, a fully staffed Wellness Center, a Peer Resources Program, and a daily afterschool tutoring program. Student life at Marshall is enhanced by a wide array of extracurricular, community service, and athletic activities during and after school. Marshall is committed to achieving school-wide learning that reinforces the importance of responsibility, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration in all fields of human endeavor. At Marshall, active pursuit of social justice is driven by a desire to change attitudes, provide opportunity to those who have historically been marginalized, identify and overcome institutional unfairness, and address and respect the needs of all individuals. Our school community seeks to engage all students and create a trusting, respectful environment that welcomes and challenges students. Everyone at the school strives to shape an academic culture that promotes high achievement for all students. We believe that Marshall should be a welcoming place for faculty, students, families—and that parents/guardians should be informed about their students’ successes and struggles, school events, and the school’s progress.

Did you know?

The Thurgood Marshall Dream Academy provides additional student support through the development of positive adult-student relationships, extended learning opportunities, and enrichment. Dream Academy strengthens student skills in Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies. What’s your dream?

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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Continuation High Schools Continuation high school programs offer intensive guidance, a variable credit system, and individualized instruction. All students have an opportunity to earn a regular high school diploma. Students are referred to our continuation high schools through the Student Support Services Department.


Downtown High School | school # 742

Hilltop School |

693 Vermont Street Phone: 415.695.5860 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch742@sfusd.edu

1099 Hayes Street Phone: 415.241.6315 Web: www.SFUSD.edu

Downtown High School offers project-based learning that emphasizes critical thinking skills across curricular areas and a strong connection with the School-to-Career Program. We focus on each learner’s need for alternative strategies and are rooted in the commitment to student mastery of the core curriculum. With a project-based approach to learning, students have the opportunity to select a project that matches their own interests and learning styles. Each project has an integrated curriculum and the flexibility of high interest academic and hands-on experiential learning, backed by high expectations and teacher support. In addition to a rigorous core curriculum that includes language arts/literacy, mathematics, science, history/social science, world languages, and visual/performing arts, Downtown High programs prepare students for the real world, building essential life skills. Even students who have not been successful at traditional high schools find success and self-motivation in our rich academic setting. Mandatory parent conferences twice a semester ensure that academic and social information is passed between parents/guardians and teachers, bridging communication with families in a supportive manner. Service learning is also an essential element of the Downtown High School experience. Many students work and volunteer in the community as part of their selected projects. The world is immense and Downtown High is focused on bridging real world wisdom through exposure of multiple academic subjects coupled with experiential learning.

Pregnant… but don’t want to lose out on education? The Hilltop School Pregnant Minors Program enables pregnant and parenting teens to progress towards completion of their secondary education, to make responsible and informed decisions, to have healthy pregnancies and healthy families, to become responsible, effective parents, and to become contributing, well adjusted, self-sufficient members of their communities. Hilltop students receive core academic instruction toward high school graduation, special support classes in birthing, child development, and teen parenting education. Additional support personnel include the on-site nurse, child development specialist, and nutritionist. It’s a caring place to be!

Did you know?

For the second year in a row, in 2010, San Francisco public school’s AfricanAmerican and Latino students have narrowed the achievement gap in their California Standards Test (CST) scores.

Did you know?

Special programs include Step-to-College with City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

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Ida B. Wells High School | school # 743

Independence High School | school # 466

1099 Hayes Street Phone: 415.241.6315 Web: www.SFUSD.edu Email: sch743@sfusd.edu

3045 Santiago Street Phone: 415.242.2528 Email: sch466@sfusd.edu

Ida B. Wells High School is an alternative school established to serve students who are age 16 and older who are seeking to complete the high school portion of their education in a setting with smaller classes, an array of credit recovery opportunities, and a supportive, family-like learning environment. We provide a small school setting and individualized attention. Special programs include a multifunctional computer lab, supplemental instructional services, a variety of community-based organization support, and a Learning Exchange Program with McKesson Corporation—including a Science Partnership with City College and ZEUM Technology Model Program where students produce and explore the visual, media and performing arts. In addition to the academic focus, students can participate in the School-To-Career Program or Step-To-College as they plan their pathway after high school graduation. The student body includes students who are employed, teen parents, and students who need a flexible educational environment. Wells has a diverse, committed, caring, and professionally competent staff to serve our students. A highly skilled Wellness Center staff serves, refers, and develops new partnerships to serve the needs of our students and their families within a strong culture of encouragement. Our commitment is to provide each of our students with the opportunity to establish academic and career goals, and to acquire the skills and self-reliance needed to achieve those goals. Staff define student achievement in terms not only of grades and credits, but place a higher value on the acquisition of skills that will lead to passing the CAHSEE and preparing students for success throughout their lives. Students who transfer to Wells are asked to make a commitment to Three A’s: Attendance, Attitude (positive), and Achievement. We focus on helping students recover high school course credit and achieve their personal goals. Our educational program embraces the concept that student success depends upon the collaboration and commitment of students, teachers, parents, and community partners.

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Independence High School, an independent study high school offering a full educational program to the students of San Francisco, is located in the outer Sunset district in San Francisco. Its diverse student body represents all areas of San Francisco and reflects the city’s culturally diverse population. The school opened in 1980. All Independence High School students meet one-to-one with an assigned teacher/counselor for one instructional period (45 minutes) per week to review progress on assigned work and the new assignments for the week ahead. We encourage all students to spend additional time at school for elective classes, remedial classes, CAHSEE preparation, student activities, or just to study.

Did you know?

SFUSD is committed to preparing students for full participation in our economic, social and political life… 21st-century citizens.


Academies & Pathways at a Glance Abraham Lincoln HS

Balboa HS

Downtown HS

George Washington HS

Mission HS

Thurgood Marshall HS

Academy of Business & Finance Finance / Banking & Credit courses; VITA tax prep clinic; internships at banking / credit unions; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Academy of Information Technology Computer Apps / Computer Programming / Computer Science courses; internships at IT firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Teacher Academy Human Development/Psychology of Learning courses; field experiences throughout year of neighboring elementary school; internship at CCSF; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Biotechnology Pathway Physiology, Biotechnology courses, Dual Enrollment at CCSF Green Academy APES, Green Ambassadors, Cored Social Studies & English classes that are “Green Themed,” internships in Green Fields, monthly field trips

Academy of Information Technology Computer Apps / Computer Programming / Computer Science courses; internships at IT firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Law Academy Intensive instruction in the Law; paid summer internships at law firms; attorney/student mentorship program; Dual Enrollment at CCSF CAST Visual and performing arts; computer animation and film production; performance and portfolio based assessments; media and theater partnerships WALC Environmental education; project based learning; outdoor experiential education; educational publishing and presentations PULSE Bilingual/EL students; accelerated instruction in English, geography, computer skills, interpersonal skills, and career awareness

Stationary Engineers Program (available to all SFUSD students) Afterschool program; introductory courses in Stationary Engineering; internship at Local 39

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Travel/Tourism/Event Planning courses; internships sponsored by California Hotel and Lodging Association and Golden Gate Restaurant Association; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Academy of Information Technology Computer Apps / Computer Programming / Cisco Networking courses; internships at IT firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Engineering Pathway Architecture/Engineering courses; internships with Building Trades and Engineering firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF

Law Pathway Introduction to Law; paid summer internships at law firms; attorney/student mentorship program; Dual Enrollment at CCSF

Teacher Pathway Human Development/Psychology of Learning courses; field experiences throughout year at neighboring elementary school; internship at CCSF; Dual Enrollment at CCSF

Galileo HS Academy of Information Technology Computer Apps / Computer Programming / Computer Science AP courses; internships at IT firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Health Academy Health Careers / Anatomy & Physiology courses; internship at CPMC; Dual Enrollment at CCSF / EMT Certification Environmental Science Pathway Environmental Science (and AP) courses; weekly on-site field work at Presidio/Crissy Field; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Travel/Tourism/Event Planning courses; internships sponsored by California Hotel and Lodging Association and Golden Gate Restaurant Association; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Biotechnology Pathway Physiology, Biotechnology courses; Dual Enrollment at CCSF

Ida B. Wells Culinary Pathway Culinary courses/event planning and food preparation; partnership with local restaurants

John O’Connell HS Construction Trades Pathway Carpentry courses and hands-on projects; internships with Building Trades; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Cisco Networking Pathway Cisco Networking courses

Philip & Sala Burton HS Academy of Information Technology Computer Apps / Computer Programming / Web Design / MS Certification / Media Production courses; internships at IT firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Academy of Business & Finance Finance / Banking & Credit courses; VITA tax prep clinic and certification; Internships at banking / credit unions; Dual Enrollment at CCSF Academy of Health Sciences Health and Medical Sciences courses; Dual Enrollment at CCSF / Partnership with UCSF Academy of Engineering Pre-Engineering / Engineering / Design / Drafting / Robotics courses; internship with Building Trades and Engineering firms; Dual Enrollment at CCSF

Raoul Wallenberg HS BioMedical Pathway Physiology, Biotechnology courses; internship at Kaiser Permanente; Dual Enrollment at CCSF

Available to all SFUSD students: Architecture Foundation of San Francisco Build SF Half day program located at satellite campus downtown; Architecture courses / Industry mentorship program

Program Key CAST name only not an acronym arts program WALC Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative Pulse Public Leadership and Service


High Schools at a Glance SCHOOL (Grades 9-12 unless otherwise noted)

Multilingual Programs

SCHOOL (Grades 9-12 unless otherwise noted)

Abraham Lincoln High School 2162 24th Avenue 7:30AM - 3:32PM

Newcomer Pathway (Cantonese/Mandarin 9-11, Spanish 9-11), Secondary Dual Language Pathway (Cantonese 9-12)

John O’Connell High School of Technology 2355 Folsom Street 8:00AM - 3:10PM

Academy of Arts & Sciences at SOTA 555 Portola Drive 8:00AM - 3:10PM

June Jordan School for Equity 325 La Grande Avenue 8:15AM - 3:30PM

Balboa High School 1000 Cayuga Avenue 8:15AM - 3:34PM

Lowell High School 1101 Eucalyptus Drive 7:30AM - 3:30PM

Downtown High School 693 Vermont Street 8:45AM - 2:30PM

Mission High School 3750 18th Street 8:10AM - 3:15PM

Galileo High School 1150 Francisco Street 8:00AM - 3:05PM

Newcomer Pathway (Cantonese/Mandarin 9-11, Spanish 9-11), Secondary Dual Language Pathway (Cantonese 9-12)

George Washington High School 600 32nd Avenue 7:30AM - 3:16PM

Newcomer Pathway (All Newcomer Languages 9-11)

Ida B. Wells High School 1099 Hayes Street 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Newcomer Pathway (Cantonese/Mandarin 9-11, Spanish 9-11, All Newcomer Languages 9-11)

Philip & Sala Burton Academic High School 400 Mansell Street 8:10AM - 3:20PM Raoul Wallenberg High School 40 Vega Street 7:55AM - 3:10PM San Francisco International High School 3750 18th Street 9-11 8:00AM - 3:30PM

Independence High School 3045 Santiago Street 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School Of The Arts (SOTA) 555 Portola Drive 7:55AM - 3:20PM

International Studies Academy 655 De Haro Street 6-12 8:00AM - 3:15PM

Thurgood Marshall Academic High School 45 Conkling Street 7:55AM - 3:15PM

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Multilingual Programs

Newcomer Pathway (All Newcomer Languages 9-11)

Newcomer Pathway (All Newcomer Languages 9-11)


Special Education SCHOOL (Grades 9-12 unless otherwise noted)

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SCHOOL (Grades 9-12 unless otherwise noted)

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Abraham Lincoln High School 7:30AM - 3:32PM

Resource Specialist Services | Inclusion | Special Day Class/ Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Designated Instruction and Services

John O’Connell High School of Technology 8:00AM - 3:10PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed | Special Day Class/Hearing Impaired | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired-Transition | Designated Instructional Services | Deaf/ HH Magnet School

Academy of Arts & Sciences at SOTA 8:00AM - 3:10PM

Resource Specialist Services | Designated Instruction and Services

June Jordan School for Equity 8:15AM - 3:30PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Designated Instructional Services

Balboa High School 8:15AM - 3:34PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired-Transition | Designated Instruction and Services

Lowell High School 7:30AM - 3:30PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired-Transition | Special Day Class/High Functioning Autism/Learning Disabled | Designated Instructional Services

Downtown High School 8:45AM - 2:30PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed | Designated Instruction and Services

Mission High School 8:10AM - 3:15PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired-Transition | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed | Inclusion | Designated Instructional Services

Galileo High School 8:00AM - 3:05PM

Resource Specialist Services | Inclusion | Special Day Class/ Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed| Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Designated Instruction and Services

Philip & Sala Burton Academic High School 8:10AM - 3:20PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired-Transition | Designated Instructional Services

George Washington High School 7:30AM - 3:16PM

Resource Specialist Services | Inclusion | Special Day Class/ Learning Disabled | Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning | Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed| Special Day Class/Severely Impaired | Designated Instruction and Services

Raoul Wallenberg High School 7:55AM - 3:10PM

Resource Specialist Services | Inclusion | Special Day Class/ Severely Impaired-Transition | Designated Instructional Services

Ida B. Wells High School 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled/Emotionally Disturbed | Designated Instruction and Services

San Francisco International High School 9-11 8:00AM - 3:30PM

Resource Specialist Services | Designated Instructional Services

Independence High School 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Resource Specialist Services | Designated Instruction and Services

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School Of The Arts (SOTA) 7:55AM - 3:20PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled/Emotionally Disturbed | Special Day Class/Severely Impaired-Transition | Designated Instructional Services

International Studies Academy 6-12 8:00AM - 3:15PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Designated Instruction and Services

Thurgood Marshall Academic High School 7:55AM - 3:15PM

Resource Specialist Services | Special Day Class/Mild/ModerateIntensive Language & Learning | Special Day Class/Learning Disabled | Inclusion | Special Day Class/Severely ImpairedTransition | Designated Instructional Services

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“The San Francisco Unified School District sees the achievement gap as the greatest social justice/civil rights issue facing our country today; there cannot be gap.” justice for all without closing this — Superintendent In response to the Superintendent’s challenge, SFUSD has developed a strategic plan titled, “Beyond the Talk.” Each school submits a Balanced Scorecard detailing how the school has met the goals of the San Francisco Unified School District: • Access and Equity: Make social justice a reality. • Student Achievement: Engage high-achieving and joyful learners. • Accountability: Keep our promises to students and families.

See the Balanced Scorecards See the Balanced Scorecard for any San Francisco public school online: Visit www.BeyondtheTalk.org

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Carlos A. Garcia


Charter School Information Charter schools provide parents and students with expanded educational choices. Charter schools can be established by parents, teachers, and community members, operate independently from school districts/county offices of education, and are freed from most state statues and regulations governing schools. San Francisco Unified School District has granted charters to the following schools located in San Francisco. Enrollment for charter schools differs from enrollment in SFUSD. Admission requirements and procedures vary among each of the charters. Interested parents should contact the principals for specific information.

NO.

SCHOOL

PRINCIPAL

484

City Arts & Tech High School

543

Five Keys Charter

565

EMAIL ADDRESS

ADDRESS

PHONE

FAX

Allison Rowland arowland@es-cat.org

325 LaGrande Ave., 94112

841-2200

585-3009

Steve Good

steveg@fivekeyscharter.org

70 Oak St., 94107

734-3310

734-3314

Gateway High School

Sharon Olken

solken@gatewayhigh.org

1430 Scott Street, SF 94115

749-3600

749-2716

678

Leadership High School

Elizabeth Rood

erood@leadershiphigh.org

241 Oneida Ave., Suite 301, 94134

841-8910

841-8925

681

Life Learning Academy 9-12

Teri Delane

teridelane18@yahoo.com

651 18th St., Bldg. 229, 94130

397-8957

397-9274

720

Metropolitan Arts and Tech High School

Glenn Dennis

glenn@es-metro.org

3351 23 St. 94110

550-5920

206-1444

rd

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Questions? Want help?

October 1 School tours begin (call the schools or visit www.sfusd.edu/enroll for dates and times)

Talk to the team at the SFUSD Educational

November 13 Applications available. Enrollment Fair (Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, 94103. 9 am to 2 pm.)

Placement Center. We’re here to help!

December 17 Last day to submit an application for Lowell High School

555 Franklin Street, Room 100

February 18 Last day to submit an application for school placement

415.241.6085

March 18 Placement offers mailed to families

www.SFUSD.edu/enroll

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