The Graduate Profile

The Graduate Profile

Developing students to compete and thrive in the 21st century world.

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as a host of dispositions and behaviors, that increase their curiosity and engagement, activate their full potential for learning, and prepare them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. While the pace and the path toward achieving these outcomes will vary among students and unfold along a set of learning progressions, the goal is for every SFUSD student to possess these capacities by the time they graduate.

Content Knowledge

Ready to think, learn and grow.

We help our students master the fundamentals they need to know to succeed—like math, English, computer science and art—and develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Career and Life Skills

Ready for career. Ready for life.

We help our students acquire the knowledge, skills and experience they need to navigate the real world. We partner with companies like Xoom and Salesforce to expose students to real challenges and learn how to solve them.

Global, Local, and Digital Identity

Ready to tackle a changing world.

We equip students with the skills they need to succeed in the future. They learn new languages, understand new technologies or participate in local apprenticeships.

Leadership, Empathy, and Collaboration

Ready to lead. Ready to work with others.

We organize activities in teams to help students learn to work together. We encourage students to work with partners outside the classroom, too—such as family members or mentors—to prepare them to lead and collaborate.


Ready to create.

We provide opportunities for our students to be creative and at the center of solutions. They tackle problems like the California drought or work to improve their physical school environments.

Sense of Purpose and Sense of Self

Ready to be their best.

We believe in every one of our students. We nurture their growth and teach them life lessons so they can recognize their purpose and value. We encourage each student to reach their full potential, whether they require extra support or a new challenge.

This page was last updated on November 8, 2021