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Aptos Middle School

School code number: 431
Grade level: 6-8
Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (M, Tu, Th, F); 9:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. (W)

105 Aptos Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94127
Neighborhood: West of Twin Peaks
Phone: 415-469-4520
Fax: 415-333-9038
Website: aptossf.org
School Loop: ams-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Jason Hannon (Assistant Principals: Isaac Alcantar & Deidre Durling)

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Mission:
Aptos Middle School's mission is to provide an enriching, engaging, and empowering educational experience with equitable outcomes for each student using critical pedagogy and research-based, multi-tiered systems of instruction and intervention to promote student self-mastery, scholarship, and social justice.

Vision:

Every student who attends Aptos Middle School will master: 
  • the core knowledge, critical thinking skills, and competencies outlined by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS); 
  • the knowledge, skills, and experience to navigate the “real world” and solve problems that arise in everyday life and in the workplace; 
  • the ability to navigate and engage in a 21st century global society that is more inclusive, interconnected, and multilingual; 
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to positively influence and collaborate with others; 
  • the freedom, confidence, and ability to express their unique selves; and 
  • our graduates will see themselves as filled with purpose and value.

Core Values:
Known as "T.I.G.E.R. Style," our core values reflect a universal code of ethics along with the character traits necessary for student academic success and positive social-emotional growth. The values form the word "tiger" and represent the following acronym:
TEAMWORK: All means all, by all means necessary.
INTEGRITY: Commitment to honor moral and ethical values and principles.
GRIT: The courage to fail; the passion and perseverance to succeed.
EMPATHY: Understanding and sharing others' emotions and experiences.
RESPONSIBILITY: Accountable for every word and every action.

Motto:
We Can, We Will, We Must!

This school is fed by:

Dr. George Washington Carver ES, Dianne Feinstein ES, Starr King ES, Jose Ortega ES, Commodore Sloat ES

School Tours

By appointment only

Uniforms

Student dress/appearance standards and requirements upheld in accordance with San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education Policy and Student and Family Handbook

Afterschool Programs

ExCEL After School Program vetted through the Stonestown Family YMCA offering academic, enrichment, and recreation activities Monday through Friday from 3:35 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes (autism)

A continuum of services aligned to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) and the guiding principles of inclusive education practices offered for students with mild to moderate and moderate to severe special needs.

Language Programs

  • Mandarin
  • Secondary Dual Language Pathway: Designed for students who were in the Dual Language Immersion, Biliteracy or Newcomer Pathway in elementary school, which includes ELs, English proficient speakers and reclassified fluent English proficient students
  • English Plus Pathway: Designed to help ELs achieve grade level academic competency in English in all content areas and to develop high levels of oral proficiency and literacy in English

Student Support Programs

Full-time nurse, social worker, grade level counselors, and head counselor/dean triage the needs of students and families throughout the academic, social-emotional, health, and high school, college, and career domains

Athletics

  • Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track
  • Girls: Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track

Arts and Enrichment

  • Art
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college and career readiness program
  • Band (beginning, intermediate, advanced) & Jazz Band
  • Computers
  • Drama (advanced)
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Orchestra (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics (STEAM)

School Day Academic Enrichment

All students receive instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Physical Education in addition to one elective course

Clubs

  • Anime Club
  • Asian Club
  • Associated Student Body
  • Beta Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Breakfast Club
  • Chess Club
  • Craft Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Game Club
  • La Raza
  • Ladies Zone
  • Magic Club
  • Peer Mediators
  • Polynesian Club
  • Robotics Club
  • San Francisco Math Circle
  • Skateboarding Club
  • Stage Crew
  • Youth Outreach Workers

Additional Info

Title I Program:
Financial assistance to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments

Gifted and Talented Education Program:
Planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day, and may be augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum using such strategies as independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment

Parent & Family Empowerment:

  • Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)
  • English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
  • School Site Council (SSC)