High School:
Phase 1


Welcome back! Can you believe that your child is already looking at high schools? If you have worked with PPS-SF in the past, you know that our team of experts can help you navigate the process and learn more about excellent public school options. Now is the time to let your student think about his or her priorities as you learn about high schools together.


SFUSD is a choice district.

You can apply to any high school in SFUSD. There are no neighborhood (also known as attendance area) high schools.

Certain high schools have unique admission requirements.

Lowell High School and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts have unique deadlines and applications. Deadlines may shift from year-to-year, so please check directly with the school or attend a PPS-SF workshop for details.  


Discover more about San Francisco high schools.

  1. Attend high school tours and open houses, for more information check their websites

  2. Spend a day at a high school by shadowing with a current student; to sign up check the school's website

  3. Talk to a PPS-SF Parent Ambassador to ask questions about a specific school, email to get in touch

  4. Visit the SFUSD Enrollment Fair, which takes place each year at the end of October

  5. Sign up for a PPS-SF workshop here, or book a private workshop at your school or workplace. Please fill out the form on this page to reserve a private workshop. 

PPS-SF Tour Checklist 

PPS-SF Parent Ambassadors 

Resources for Special Education in the SFUSD 


Other resources.

San Francisco Unified School District

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

UC A-G Approved Courses

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities


California State Dept of Education