Downtown Continuation High School

693 Vermont Street
San Francisco, CA  94107

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 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 within rich academic settings. 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.

Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years41%
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College Readiness56%
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Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: English Language Arts / Literacy(Not Available)
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics(Not Available)
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission90%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission11%
Students Enrolled in AP Courses 0%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning86%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms77%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)77%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe96%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe79%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe76%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio14
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Total Enrollment193
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Black 25.4%
American Indian / Alaskan 1.6%
Asian 4.7%
Filipino 2.1%
Hispanic 50.3%
Two or More Races 2.1%
Pacific Islander 6.2%
White 2.6%
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School UniformNo Uniforms
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General Information
School TypeContinuation High School
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule9:00am - 2:40pm
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science Courses(Not Available)
B - English Courses(Not Available)
C - Math Courses(Not Available)
D - Lab Science Courses(Not Available)
E - Language Courses(Not Available)
F - Visual / Performing Arts Courses(Not Available)
G - College Prep Courses(Not Available)
AP Courses(Not Available)
Other Classes(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 10%College and Career CounselingCooking Club
Sports(Not Available)
ArtsCreative WritingDanceDigital artsDramaGuitarPerforming ArtsPianoVisual Arts
MediaMedia and Productionmedia arts
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and Leadership(Not Available)
Parents and CommunityCredit Recovery
Other(Not Available)