Log Cabin Ranch
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Grade level: County School
PO BOX 329, San Francisco, CA, 94020
Principal: Chris Lanier
Log Cabin High School is a unique court ordered school located 45 miles south of San Francisco, in the town of La Honda. Situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Log Cabin Ranch is a therapeutic honors facility run by San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. Our school serves youth who have been adjudicated and placed at Log Cabin Ranch for approximately one year.
Log Cabin provides educational services to San Francisco’s most “at-risk” youth. For the majority of our students, habitual truancy and even the likelihood of dropping out of school are much too commonplace. However, due to the fact that these students are presently within a minimum security detention facility and 45 miles away from distracting influences, they are now attending school every day and for many of them experiencing academic success for the first time. Students participate in a comprehensive school program that only not provides educational opportunities, but also offers them the necessary therapeutic and vocation services so important in reducing future contacts within the juvenile justice system.
The school provides educational programs for those students with a variety of services ranging from beginning reading tutorials to comprehensive state of the art computer applications including online business training and college distance learning. We also offer vocational workshops and training as well. Students benefit from individualized and whole-class instruction utilizing the SFUSD high school curriculum, and every student leaves "The Ranch" with transferable credit, a high school diploma, a GED or transition to an institution for higher learning.