Youth Chance High School

More about this school

  • School Type

    County School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Rachel Noto
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 9:30 am-2:10 pm

    Mo, Th, Fr: Virtual Classes

    Tu - We: In-Person Classes

  • Uniforms Policy

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Youth Chance High School

    What is Youth Chance High School?

    Everyone knows that investing in school now can pay off big later. But what if a student wants to get paid now?  Youth Chance is built around the goals of young people who want to support themselves, their families, and their futures, starting today.  All students are supported to get and hold a job or a paid internship, while designing classes and projects that explore their passions and build their future.  Youth Chance is a new one-of-a-kind San Francisco Public School program designed by a team of educators who have worked extensively with non-traditional students.  Students leave with a high school diploma, real work experience, and professional contacts to help them expand their circle. 

    Who is Youth Chance for?

    Youth Chance is designed for students in their 4th and 5th year of high school who are behind in credits and haven’t found success in their current school setting but want to get a job and finish high school at the same time.  Students who are foster, homeless, or referred by probation are eligible to attend.

    Why is Youth Chance different?

    Our school’s classroom looks different.  Students won’t necessarily see rows of chairs with a teacher standing up front.  Participants will see spaces that will help them learn the skills for working in a career, whether that’s an office, an auto shop, a clothing store or many other fields.  Our school is also in person two days per week and virtual three days a week to support the needs of our older students who often have adult responsibilities.  There are two teachers for up to 20 students.  We also have a School Social Worker and a Student Advocate who work with students on career and life skills support.

    What happens when a student arrives?

    Youth will work with their teachers and staff to complete interest inventories, set goals, learn job readiness skills, conduct two-way exploratory interviews, and job shadow at several locations.  Students design their own project based, personalized learning experiences that are relevant to individual career goals. Students will “level up,” earning increasing responsibility and financial compensation as they progress.  

    What will the outcome be?

    • A California ID, work permit, other documents needed to obtain a job
    • Culminating projects to showcase new skills
    • Credits for working and for school projects
    • Students may complete a pre-apprenticeship, and/or may earn a workforce readiness certificate/industry credential, depending on the field




  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Work experience education
  • Athletics

    • Swimming
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Business and Finance
Contact Info
  • Address

    169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Phone Number

  • Email

Youth Chance High School

Grades 9-12

169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.