The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer

Deadline for Application: Friday, January 11th, 2019


At the Academy, we believe in using Restorative Practices throughout the school day, and that strong RELATIONSHIPS are the most fundamental part of a successful school. If students do not feel supported and cared for when they are on campus, then their academic and social-emotional success in school is compromised.
Additionally, if students do not feel like what they are learning matters to them, and is not being taught using RELEVANT pedagogy, then they are less engaged and less likely to have a positive academic experience.

And, if students have a positive relationship with their teachers and staff members, and they enjoy a relevant learning experience, then as a school we can provide them with RIGOROUS curriculum and expectations. The Academy’s small school setting allows our teachers to create an effective learning environment by working closely with students and their families in building a strong community.

Within this community, teachers are able to give more individual attention to students and communicate regularly with parents. Our administrators, like our teachers, work to individualize experiences for stakeholders by welcoming parents to drop in to school whenever they like discuss the best way to serve families. As a small school, between our two administrators we know every student on campus and are very hands on with all student support issues that arise.
The Academy offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body, and students receive college counseling all four years aided by a two full-time academic counselor and two full-time college counselors.

The Academy is co-located with Ruth Asawa School of the Arts at the former McAteer campus, however, is a different school.

Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years94%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Readiness78%
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: English Language Arts / Literacy39%
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics17%
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission100%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission37%
Students Enrolled in AP Courses 26%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning74%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms66%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)65%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe90%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe69%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe60%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio24
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment360
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 12.8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0.8%
Asian 22.2%
Filipino 7.5%
Hispanic 33.3%
Pacific Islander 0.6%
White 12.8%
Two or More Races 3.9%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
School UniformNo Uniforms
This tells us whether this school requires that student wear designated uniforms for attendance.
General Information
School TypePublic
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science CoursesAP US HistoryPrinciples of American DemocracyUS HistoryUS History and GeographyWorld HistoryWorld History, Culture, and Geography
B - English CoursesAmerican LiteratureEnglish 1English 2English Language and CompositionEnglish Language Arts 10English Language Arts 11English Language Arts 12English Language Arts 9English Literature and CompositionEnglish/European Literature
C - Math CoursesAlgebra 1Algebra 2AP Calculus ABCCSS Algebra 1CCSS Algebra 2CCSS GeometryGeometryPre-CalculusProbability & Statistics
D - Lab Science CoursesAP Environmental ScienceBiologyBiology with LabsChemistryChemistry with LabsPhysics Conceptual Physiology Plant and Soil Science
E - Language CoursesChinese 2 CompetencyCompetency French 2Fluency Chinese 1French 1 CompetencySpanish 1Spanish 1 CompetencySpanish 2Spanish 2 CompetencySpanish 3Spanish for Native Speakers 3
F - Visual / Performing Arts CoursesArtArt AdvancedDance - BeginningDrama - BeginningMusic AppreciationPhotography
G - College Prep CoursesEconomicsEntrepreneurship/Self-EmploymentEthnic StudiesPersonal Finance
AP CoursesCalculus ABEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ScienceUS History
Other ClassesScience Club
College and CareerCalifornia Scholarship FederationCollege 10%
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryFencingFlag FootballSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
ArtsArt ClubDance DiscoveryHip Hop ClubTakio Club
MediaAnime Club
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipAssociated Student Body ASB / Student GovernmentBlack Student UnionEthics BowlMock Trial
Parents and CommunityGay Straight AllianceInternational CuisineLatino Student Union
OtherAsian Pacific Islanders ClubBoard Game ClubDragon BoatMagic The Gathering/Dungeons and Dragons Club