Admission FAQs


  • All students, no matter what their experience or arts background, who audition, are considered for placement at Asawa SOTA.

  • Asawa School of the Arts is a public high School in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).

  • We offer programing in 7 art departments, with 6 strands. 

  • Students audition to qualify in a single art department and continue in that department for four years.

  • Students apply to both Asawa SOTA and SFUSD.  There are 2 separate application forms and deadlines. The SFUSD application must have Asawa SOTA listed as a preferred school.

  • There are about 175 spots for incoming 9th grade students.

  • Incoming 10th, 11th, 12th grade students are considered if space is available.

  • Students must live in San Francisco to apply.


This page was last updated on September 19, 2023