Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

Round 2 Audition Information 

Round 2 Application

Round 2 is very limited and only be offered in art departments with classroom space available at the end of Round 1.   We strongly recommend students who did not receive a placement offer to Asawa SOTA in Round 1, accept their second choice school before the April 5 deadline. 

If students plan to participate in the Asawa SOTA Round 2 audition, and qualify for placement, they should submit an SFUSD Application including Asawa SOTA as one of their priority schools.  

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The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts is a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), public high school (grades 9 - 12), offering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in addition to visual and performing art classes daily.   

Current 8th grade students with a strong interest in a single art discipline are encouraged to apply and audition for 9th grade.  

  • Applicants must live in San Francisco and AUDITION to be considered for placement.
  • Students AUDITION into a single art department/strand (8 art departments/10 strands) and continue in that department for four years. 
  • All AUDITIONING students are considered no matter their experience or arts background.
  • Students attending Asawa SOTA are expected to perform and/or rehearse outside the regular school hours.
  • There are 175 spots for incoming 9th grade students.  Tenth (10th), eleventh (11th), and twelfth (12th) grade students are considered only if space is available.
  • Asawa SOTA has an early Application and Audition Assignment deadline, December 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., for the 2024-25 school year.

This page was last updated on April 5, 2024