More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Principal

    • Ellen Wong
  • Assistant Principal

    • Todd Williams
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 9:00 am-2:40 pm
    We: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Th - Fr: 9:00 am-2:40 pm
  • School Tour

    Arrange with counseling department

  • Neighborhood

    Potrero Hill
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

    742
Overview
  • About Downtown Continuation High School

    Downtown High School offers project-based learning that emphasizes critical thinking skills across curricular areas and a strong connection with the School-to-Career Program. We focus on each learner's need for alternative strategies and are rooted in the commitment to student mastery of the core curriculum. With a project-based approach to learning, students have the opportunity to select a project that matches their own interests and learning styles. Each project has integrated curriculum and the flexibility of high interest academic and hands on experiential learning, backed by high expectations and teacher support.

    In addition to a rigorous core curriculum that includes language arts/literacy, mathematics, science, history/social science, world languages, and visual/performing arts, Downtown High programs prepare students for the real world, building essential life skills. Even students who have not been successful at traditional high schools find success and self motivation within rich academic settings. Mandatory parent conferences twice a semester ensure that academic and social information is passed between parents/guardians and teachers, bridging communication with families in a supportive manner. Service learning is also an essential element of the Downtown High School experience. Many students work and volunteer in the community as part of their selected projects. The world is immense and Downtown High is focused on bridging real world wisdom through exposure of multiple academic subjects coupled with experiential learning.

Programs
  • After School Programs

    Students can accelerate their credit recovery by taking online classes through our afterschool program. There is also a cooking class once a week after school.
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Project-based learning
    • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Credit recovery
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Media arts
    • Visual arts
    • Cooking or home economics
    • Creative writing
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Guitar
    Digital arts, media and video productions, piano
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Health and wellness center
    • Counselor
  • College Counseling

    • Academic counseling
    • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
    • College and/or career counseling
    • College application workshops
    • Job readiness programs
School Data
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2017-2018 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info
  • Address

    693 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Phone Number

    415-695-5860
  • Fax Number

    415-695-5863
  • Email

    sch742@sfusd.edu
  • Website

Downtown Continuation High School

Grades 9-12

693 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Get directions

9:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.