AccessSFUSD: The Arc

More about this school

  • School Type

    County School (13)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Kara Schinella
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:40 am-2:20 pm
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  • Neighborhood

    South of Market
  • Transportation

    We are conveniently located near VanNess Station and bus lines 14, 14R, 9, 12, and 49. Eligible students receive district transportation services. We promote independence by teaching travel training to support students using public transportation between school and to additional community sites.
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  • Who We Are

    AccessSFUSD: The Arc, located in the heart of the SOMA district, has a rich tradition of delivering functional and engaging curriculum to our diverse student population.  We involve our students in community based opportunities which promote the joy of learning while addressing students' individual needs. 

    Our Vision 

    AccessSFUSD: The Arc’s vision is to provide equity-based, quality services and supports for SFUSD’s transition-aged students with IEPs that result in positive in-school and post-school outcomes.  We strive to create a student-centered learning environment that provides: We strive to involve our students in meaningful school experiences, which include:

    • A student-centered philosophy which reflects our students' individual strengths and needs
    • A committed school community involved in ongoing professional development and school-wide decision making
    • A nurturing community that holistically serves all aspects of student growth
    • Meaningful classroom and community experiences that promote independence, advocacy, and resilience

    What We Offer

    • Strong emphasis on the arts & artistic expression
    • Student centered programming
    • Paid internships
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Community based instruction
    • Cultural opportunities and community events 
    • Self-help and advocacy
    • Functional academics (literacy and math)
    • Cooking, nutrition, and wellness
    • Student led IEPs
    • Travel training
    • Social skills
    • Job skills
    • Transition support alongside community partners such as: Golden Gate Regional Center, Department of Rehabilitation, and various adult support agencies
  • Special Education Programs

    • ACCESS - Adult Transition Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer lab
    • Internships available
    • Work experience education
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Other
    AccessSFUSD: The Arc has an arts rich curriculum featuring opportunities for students to participate in various art forms including: digital media, visual arts, dance, music, and performing arts. Offering vary each semester.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Speech pathologist
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Contact Info
  • Address

    1520 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Phone Number

    (415) 241-6435
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