Summer Learning for Over 14,000 SFUSD Students

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Highlights Include College and Career Readiness Programs and Accelerated Geometry

San Francisco (June 23, 2023) - San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) students are participating in a variety of summer programs to continue their learning. This year summer learning takes place at over 60 school sites and other city sites and serves over 14,000 students. Programs are presented in partnership with the City and various community-based organizations and available for grade levels PK-12. 

“Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean that learning stops,” Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne said. “We are thankful to our staff and city and community partners for providing a wide variety of opportunities for our students to continue learning throughout the summer. We encourage students to read, play, connect with their peers and get outside.”

SFUSD is hosting a variety of summer programs focused on College and Career Readiness, preparing students for postsecondary pathways and the workforce. High school students are interning with industry partners in a variety of sectors including healthcare, marketing, digital media, architecture, automotive, and construction/trades. As part of summer programming interns will attend a seminar class to learn soft skills, resume building, and financial literacy. Separately, high school students can participate in the Summer Career Exploration Program (SCEP), which combines classroom learning with field study in the construction, automotive, health, and law industries. Students in the program will take a course at CCSF for college credit and receive a stipend.

New this year, 13 high school students are working with SFMTA this summer in various divisions and offices. The majority of students are working in various maintenance positions and in the meter/sign shop.

High school students interested in working with youth and exploring careers in education will take part in The Future Educator Project. Interns take one UC/CSU transferable CCSF course (often in child development) while also working between 75-120 hours over six weeks, as required by the specific program and course.

High school credit recovery courses will continue to be offered in the summer at  SOTA/Academy and Washington High Schools. These courses are offered in partnership with City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and offer an opportunity for students to earn high school credits while learning how to navigate a CCSF course. Innovative curriculum includes arts and technology integration, as well as relevant hands-on learning. The Summer Academy for Integrated Language Learning (SAILL) offers an intensive English program in humanities, math, science and computer science classes for recently arrived newcomer students and the opportunity to earn credits towards graduation. The program also includes wellness and counseling supports. 

For the first time, AVID is offering an Accelerated Geometry course for rising 10th graders. The enrolled students will complete one year of Geometry over the summer which will open up their school schedules for advanced math or AP courses.

In addition to programming, SFUSD will be offering free breakfast and lunch to students this summer. Select sites will also be offering free meals to San Francisco youth ages 18 and under regardless of enrollment in summer programs.