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San Francisco Community School

Updated May 27, 2015
125 Excelsior St. - San Francisco CA - 94112
Type of autonomy arrangement: site-gov. agreement
Basic Profile

Opened In

1972

Grades

K through 8

Environment

Urban

Type

District - Alternative
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure
Small Schools By Design Agreement with SF Board of Education grants teachers de jure autonomy in specific areas. In other areas autonomy is de facto, as indicated..

About the Learning Program

SFCS is a Small School By Design in which teachers make learning interesting through science-based, challenge-driven projects. Students experience a strong sense of community because they are in multi-age classrooms, they participate in daily class meetings, schoolwide conflict resolution, and a strong and unified adult culture. SFCS prioritizes personalized learning and relationships.