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San Francisco District and Curriculum

The process for teaching and learning in San Francisco Unified’s schools is explained through the California Content Standards, a comprehensive framework for subject-area learning. The core and enrichment subjects offered to students throughout their school years are detailed based on the knowledge, concepts, and thinking strategies students need to master on a grade-by-grade basis. The knowledge builds upon itself, starting with a broad base in elementary school and follows up with deeper level of analytic understanding in the content areas during high school.

The Content Standards for Math establish the expectations for learning in areas such as numeracy, measurement and quantities, and data analysis using proportions and ratios that students will develop in elementary and middle school. Once students enter high school, there are courses in Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Trigonometry, and pre-Calculus which draw upon students’ foundation in each area. This cumulative approach uses prior knowledge and reflective thinking to move students to the next step, which is a successful method for teaching higher-order topics.

We currently cover the following San Francisco-area school districts: San Francisco Unified School District.

Schools in San Francisco include:

Lawton Alternative Elementary School is located on 1570 31st Avenue, San Francisco, California 94122, Lawton Alternative Elementary School covers Kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Lawton Alternative Elementary School at (415) 759-2832.  As part of California’s curriculum, this elementary school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Lawton Alternative Elementary School ensures that each student is able to reach the academic standards set by the state. It is their top priority to ensure students are receiving the most out of their education to become successful leaders of our future. Their motto includes students learning to respect one another, take responsibility, and to feel compassion for one another. This helps students grow to become successful and interactive beings. Parents are also encouraged to take a role in their child’s learning by being a part of their Parent Teacher Association (PTA). With the shared goal of encouraging a unified community, fundraisers will be held to support the materials and technology in classrooms that enhance learning and to support various extracurricular clubs for students to find their passion. To ensure your child is receiving the optimal amount of education, make sure to check out our information on our tutors who offer homework help.

Lowell High School is located on 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, California 94132, Lowell High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact Lowell High School at (415) 759-2730.  As part of California’s curriculum, this high school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. To further enhance the learning experience of their students, Lowell High School encourages students to enroll themselves into their Advanced Placement courses so that students are better prepared for the challenges they may face in post-secondary education. Click here for some more information on the Math tutoring we offer. Unlike other high schools, this high school also offers the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program. This program helps students become leaders of our nation by understanding different character traits that will help people interact with each other and aim for a peaceful world. Students will address different kinds of situations that society and government may face, helping students understand the world outside of school and to reach maturity. With experienced Army personnel taking their time to train youngsters, students will definitely understand their role as young leaders.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the San Francisco District Curriculum

The Science curriculum uses a similar framework in which students gain rudimentary skills and many opportunities to investigate scientific concepts during their elementary grades leading to more focused coursework in high school. Students in high school are expected to learn about topics such as biodiversity and genetics in Biology, or chemical reactions and bonds in Chemistry. Once students have taken courses in these subjects, they moves towards Physics and areas of specialization such as Environmental Science, Astronomy, Oceanography, and pre-Engineering.

The Reading/Language Arts curriculum provides students with an education in literacy and communication that looks beyond literature and encompasses areas of non-fiction that support learning in other subjects. The curriculum places emphasis on the development of writing skills, and students will be expected to have processes for writing that include editing and revising.

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Keeping Informed: Recent San Francisco Educational News

  • Interactive School Selector - The Interactive School Selector is a tool available to members of the district who are in the process of determining which school would best suit their child's educational needs and goals. This resource allows parents to look through school listings based on characteristics such as location, language programs that are offered, or which after-school activities are available.
  • Food and Fitness Committee - There are a number of advisory committees consisting of parents and members of the educational community who work with the district on specific areas of policy. The Food and Fitness Policy informs the district as to community concerns and interests in terms of nutritional, health, wellness and fitness educational services are provided by the school. Other committees which are available for parents to join address the interests of Bilingual Education, Special Education, School Facilities, and others aspects of school policies and practices.
  • City Arts and Tech - City Arts and Technology High School is one of the innovative programs available to high school students in the district. The academic program is based around college preparatory coursework, project-based learning, portfolio assessments and oral defense of work exhibitions. Students are challenged to excel in these tasks through a tight-knit atmosphere in which each student has an academic advisor they meet with frequently during the week. This combines academic guidance and support and the independence with which students are allowed to conduct their learning.

San Francisco Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About San Francisco, California

Spanish for “Saint Francis” and officially named the City and County of San Francisco is the cultural, commercial and financial city centre of Northern California. Covering an area of 121.4 km2 with a population of 884,363, the City of San Francisco is the thirteenth most populous city in the United States and the fourth most populous city in California. As of 2017 it was the 7th highest-income country in the United States with an average personal income of $119,868. Known as an technological city, the City of San Francisco has gained multiple nicknames such as “The City by the Bay”, “Golden Gate CIty”, “Frisco”, “SF”, “San Fran” and “Fog City”.

As a popular tourist destination, the City of San Francisco is known for its cool summers, rolling hills and its eccentric mix of landmarks and architecture. Some of the most popular tourist destinations and famous landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge,  Fisherman’s Wharf and the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. It is also the home of many major companies and large banking institutions attracting many around the world due to its large job market. As of 2018, San Francisco is the highest rated American city on the world liveability rankings. Due to its large job market, the City of San Francisco has attracted many people from all around the world allowing it to be one of the most culturally and professionally diverse cities in the United States.

Known for its warm-summers and mild winters, the City of San Francisco is a perfect place for residents and tourists to spend their time outdoors to explore the history and culture that the city of San Francisco has to offer. Whether it is museum, or a amusement park the city of San Francisco has fun for the whole family to enjoy. Below are some attractions located in the Golden Gates of San Francisco that is a must visit if you are in the area.

Alcatraz Island

Located just off the shores of San Francisco in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is a small island with a rich history. With facilities such as a lighthouse, military fortification, a military prison (1828) and a federal prison (1934-1963) Alcatraz Island is now currently and well known tourist destination and receives 1.5 million tourist each year. One of the most visited and most popular places on the island would be the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. In operation from 1943-1963, the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary housed some of America’s most dangerous and ruthless criminals including Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Today the penitentiary is a public museum and is currently operated by the Nation Service’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it stands to remind the residents of San Francisco its history. It has also gone under multiple restoration works to keep the building in shape. For more information about getting to Alcatraz Island and the other facilities located on the island, please visit their website located here.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge located in the city of San Francisco that is one mile wide connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The large structure connects the large bustling city of San Francisco wo the Marin County at the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula.  As one of the international icons of San Francisco and the United States, not only declared as one of California’s Historical Landmarks it has also been declared as one of the Wonder of the Modern World by the American Society Civil Engineers. Since the time of opening in 1937, it has been one of the most photographed bridges in the world and once was also in the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. With a span of 1280 metres and a total height of 227 metres, the Golden Gate Bridge is definitely the pride of San Francisco. For more information on toll rates and more history on this beautiful piece of architecture please visit their website here.

Interesting Facts

The fortune cookie originated in San Francisco. A japanese man named Makoto Hagiwara was the genius who created the fortune cookie. Fortune cookies are made of light dough flavoured with vanilla and butter. The slip of paper containing the fortune is put inside the cookie while the cookie is still warm. Fortune cookies were first served at the Tea House in 1914. It didn’t take long after this event for the fortune cookie to be included as an essential part of the Tea House experience. Makoto Hagiwara shared his fortune cookie recipe with the Benkyodo, which is a San Francisco bakery. Benkyodo created a machine that could bake and fold the fortune cookies with the fortunes in the cookies. This allowed for the mass production of fortune cookies that were supplied to the Tea House. The Japanese culture that once existed in San Francisco has been preserved in the Japanese Tea Garden that exists to this day.

There is a myth about the San Francisco Bay. The myth is that the bay is filled with dangerous sharks that eat humans. The truth is that there are not any human-eating sharks in the bay. San Francisco Bay consists of small and mostly harmless sharks. There is a large number of Great White sharks that reside in the Pacific Ocean nearby, however they rarely swim into the San Francisco Bay. A rare occasion occurred when a Great White shark was spotted eating food in the San Francisco Bay and that was the first incident of its kind caught on camera. This event occurred in October 2015.

The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is named International Orange. This color was not included in the list of the original color options. International Orange is the color of the primer that was used to provide the steel that was to be used to build the bridge protection during transportation. The architect admired the color and thus decided to use it as the bridge’s official color. Instead of this solid colour, the US Navy has wanted to paint the bridge yellow and black stripes. The reasoning behind this color choice was the fact that the bridge could be easily spotted through fog, specifically in times of attacks.

Chalk Talk: Developing your own Study Skills

Every student has developed their own skills, tactics and methods for studying that works for them. However, what many students realize is that when they pursue post-secondary education they same tactics and methods that they have honed for years do not produce the results that they did in high school. This is completely normal, as students make a transition from high school to university and the learning and testing formats are completely different from those in high-school. Here are some generalized tips that can help you improve your study skills and to get the most out of your studying sessions.