C.A.R.E. Middle School

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  • School Type

    County School (6-8)
  • Principal

    • Sylvia Lepe Reyes
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Filiberto Chavez-Guerrero
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 9:45 am-3:15 pm
    We: 9:45 am-2:15 pm
    Th: 9:45 am-3:15 pm
    Fr: 9:45 am-2:30 pm
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  • What is C.A.R.E.?

    There are two C.A.R.E. (Center for Academic Re-entry and Empowerment) programs.  They are small high schools and new middle school which in are a partnership between the San Francisco County Office of Education (SFUSD) and the Bayview and Buchanan YMCAs, housed on site at the YMCA.  We serve students who have missed significant amounts of school or who have dropped out entirely. 

    What are the requirements to enroll and with whom does C.A.R.E. support?

    • Serves 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in a one-room school house setting

    • C.A.R.E. typically serves students who have been recommended for expulsion, are foster, homeless or referred by a SARB Board. 
    • Most students are recommended by a PO or Case Manager.  However, students/families can work with their school via a referral to transferpanel@sfusd.edu submitted by the School Counselor or Social Worker.
    • The placement process involves an interview and assessment to ensure that the services provided are the best match for the student and family.

    What classes are offered?

    • C.A.R.E. offers a one room schoolhouse model with one General Education Teacher and a Special Education Teacher.  

    • Areas of study include English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, P.E., and Advisory.  Other electives may be offered when needed.
    • YMCA staff and an SFUSD School Counselor/Social Worker offer Advisory classes, in partnership with other Community Based Organizations.

    Middle School Students will receive a Weekly Progress Report and Individualized Learning Plan

    • Sending site Comprehensive Middle School staff will come to the CARE campus to work with the student in the temporary setting in order to build the relationship when the student returns 

    How long do students typically stay?

    • There is no maximum stay.  However, students typically attend for one semester.  Each student's transition plan is developed individually with student and family input.
    • What other services are available through the YMCA?
    • College and career exploration opportunities including field trips
    • Case management
    • Resources and referrals for families
    • Job readiness training (for High School only)
    • Entrepreneurship and micro-loan opportunities
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  • Address

    1601 Lane Street, 2nd Floor, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94124
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