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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology High School

School code number: 559
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415-749-3430
Fax: 415-771-2322
Email: www.galileoweb.org
Website: sch559@sfusd.edu
School Loop: ghs-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Tami Benau

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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 pathway and academy programs in Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Media Arts, and Computer Science. The Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program provides additional academic counseling for college preparation. A wide array of AP and Honors classes encourage 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.
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, 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.

School Tours

Tuesdays 10/23/18, 10/30/18, 11/6/18, 11/13/18, 11/27/18, and 12/4/18 at 8:30am. Please arrive at 8:15am for registration. Tours are drop in.

Uniforms

None

Afterschool programs

Extensive enrichment opportunities through tutoring, intercollegiate sports, and over 40 clubs. Credit recovery opportunities in math, science, English, and social studies. Additional courses offered through Cyber High.

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Secondary Dual Language Pathway
  • French World Language
  • Mandarin World Language
  • Spanish World Language

Student Support Programs

  • Advisory
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • Counselor
  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Peer resources

Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Spirit squad
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts Enrichment

Arts offered as electives include: art, media arts, photography, band, orchestra, piano, drama, computer arts, web design, and video production

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • College classes on-site
  • Credit recovery
  • Honors classes
  • Individual learning plans
  • Internships available
  • Project-based learning
  • Service learning
  • Tutoring in school

College Technical Education (CTE) Academies

  • Arts
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and Tourism

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • AACE Talent Search
  • Academic counseling
  • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
  • College and/or career counseling
  • College and/or career fair
  • College application workshops
  • College tours and visits
  • Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)
  • uAspire