8th Grade: High School Resources

Students speaking at HS night

Annual High School Night meeting

The counseling office presented information about the admissions process, the A-G requirements and critical dates. You can review the presentation at the link below.

High School Night Presentation 2019

Career Pathways at our SFUSD High School

SFUSD Career Pathways in our High Schools give students access to career exploration, practice and mastery of technical skills, and early-college course work. From culinary to biotech, game design to law,  all 43 pathway programs cultivate critical thinking, technical literacy, public speaking, and leadership skills. Learn which high school offers which pathway HERE.

SFSUD Enrollment Guide 2019-2020

Link to current SFUSD School Enrollment Guide: LINK

Tour and Open House dates

Looking for an updated SFUSD list for High Schools, Open Houses, Shadow Days, Tours, contact information? Link HERE. (Updated 9/15/19)

Still need more guidance? Consider a Parents for Public Schools High School workshop Link HERE.

Key Dates: 2019-2020 Enrollment Year

Mark your calendar! SFUSD has announced some key dates for the upcoming school enrollment cycle. LINK to SFUSD page

October 19, 2019: SFUSD Enrollment Fair (all the high schools will be in one place, come check them out),

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
  • Location: John O’Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street (between 19th St and 20th St)

December 13, 2019: Ruth Asawa SOTA application deadline

December 13, 2019: Lowell High School deadline

January 17, 2020: SFUSD application deadline.

March 20, 2020: Offers mailed to families.

March 23-27 & April 6-10, 2020: Register at your offered school.

Sample 2019-2020 Application


** Lowell H.S. & Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) are the only two high schools with additional application requirements.  Please see the links belows with information you need to know if you are applying to either of these two high schools:


Gateway High School
1000 Cayuga Avenue • 415-469-4090

655 De Haro Street • 415-643-6951