High School Choice in San Francisco
How does it work, and how does First Graduate help?
December is an important month for families in San Francisco Unified School District. Unlike other cities where youth simply attend the neighborhood public high school closest to their homes, in San Francisco every family has a choice of where they want their son or daughter to attend public school. Families rank their top choice high schools on a district form with the hope of being accepted to their first choice school. With a host of great public high schools across the city of different sizes, demographics, and each with a distinct set of special programs, the choice of where to attend public high school can be a tricky one to navigate. Add to that the additional consideration of applying to charter and private high schools, and the list of possibilities becomes intimidatingly long. At First Graduate, we know that a student’s high school experience is a huge factor in their college eligibility and preparedness, so we want to help all families get the information they need to make an informed decision about high school.