Our school provides a safe, supportive environment that prepares immigrant youth for college and their careers.
One of the main differences in our program and what is available at other schools is that students are never tracked or separated by their level of English proficiency. All of our instruction is in English, but students are supported to continue the development of their literacy in their native language as well. We support students to use all of the strengths that they bring to their new community to help them develop their academic English skills and adapt to their new culture while preparing them academically to go on to college.
We know that there are many indicators of student success, so we use a variety of benchmarks to evaluate our work including: student portfolios, course pass rates, attendance rates, standardized test results, graduation rates, and college entrance rates. We also work very closely with families to ensure that they are involved in the educational process and empowered to be advocates for their students.
Our Academic Program
There are many things that make SF International a unique school. Our school is a close-knit, supportive community for students who may feel displaced after moving from another country and are unfamiliar with American language and culture. Differences among students are cherished and nurtured as they are continually encouraged to celebrate their cultural and linguistic individuality. We also believe that recent immigrants are capable of the highest levels of academic success when given the support they need.
Because of these beliefs, our program is designed around these key features:
Experiential LearningLearning goes beyond the walls of the school through community participation, career internships, and academic projects.
Small SizeEach grade level has only 100 students. Class sizes are 25 students or less. Our team structure allows for personalization, growth, and success for our students.
Language Development through the Content AreasStudents learn academic English skills most effectively in a meaningful context and their skills will emerge most naturally in purposeful, language-rich, experiential, interdisciplinary study
College Preparatory FocusStudents receive significant support to become prepared academically for success in college. Starting in 9th grade, students begin to explore options for college.
Career ExplorationIn their junior and senior years, seniors will have opportunities for internships and community service in different settings, from businesses to government offices to community organizations.
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.
Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.
We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.
We are truly sorry for the delay.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.
Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.
Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo. Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a email@example.com y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.
Realmente sentimos el retraso.
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.
We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.
Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.
SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.