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Ida B. Wells Continuation High School

School code number: 743
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

1099 Hayes Street., San Francisco, CA, 94117
Neighborhood: Western Addition
Phone: 415-241-6315
Fax: 415 241-6315
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Principal: Katie Pringle

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Ida B. Wells school building
Ida B. Wells High School is an alternative school established to serve students who are age 16 and older who are seeking to complete the high school portion of their education in a setting with smaller classes, an array of credit recovery opportunities, and a supportive, family-like learning environment. We provide a small school setting and individualized attention. Special programs include a Culinary Arts, Drama, Computer Applications, Ceramics and Journalism.

Ida B. Wells has a diverse, committed and caring staff to serve our students. A highly skilled Wellness Center staff serves, refers, and develops new partnerships to serve the needs of our students and their families within a strong culture of encouragement. Our Attendance Liaison works to help our students improve their re-engagement with their education. Our commitment is to provide each of our students with the opportunity to establish academic and career goals, and to acquire the skills and self-reliance needed to achieve those goals. Staff define student achievement in terms not only of grades and credits, but also preparing students for success throughout their lives. Students who transfer to Wells are asked to make a commitment to Three A's: Attendance, Attitude (positive), and Achievement. We focus on helping students recover high school course credit and achieve their personal goals. Our educational program embraces the concept that student success depends upon the collaboration and commitment of students, teachers, parents, and community partners.

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School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Afterschool programs

We have partnered with the YMCA to provide a range of after-school activities, including: academic tutoring, job readiness, recreational/athletic programs, Edgenuity (online courses), and other credit recovery support.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate

Student Support Programs

  • Advisory
  • Counselor
  • Mentoring
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Culinary arts, computer applications, robotics, city surf/swimming, journalism, Sunset Youth Recording Studio

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • Credit recovery
  • Culinary program
  • Individual learning plans
  • Tutoring in school
  • Work experience education

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • 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)
  • Personal statement workshops
  • uAspire
  • Job readiness programs