Middle Grades Redesign: A Sneak Preview

Our upcoming Annual General Meeting will cover the topic of Middle Grades Redesign. Here is a short preview of proposed changes. Learn more and get your questions answered on April 26 at 5:45 pm at Mission High School. 

A group of principals and educators spent two years studying examples of successful middle school programming to imagine possible changes to middle school classrooms in San Francisco. Although the suggested redesign is not final yet, here are some proposed changes that would impact middle grades across SFUSD.

New Universal Learning Experiences for All Middle School Students

All students would have the same access to the same core academic courses, exploratory courses, electives, and acceleration. 

Eight Period Modified Block Schedule

Students would take eight courses each trimester, with longer class periods for deeper learning. This change would also allow all students to participate in an elective course each year.

District-Wide K-12 Professional Learning Time

This would mean a two-hour early release, one day per week, on the same day for all SFUSD schools so that teachers can participate in collaborative planning time. 

Want to learn more and give your feedback? Please join us on April 26 at 5:45 pm at Mission High School. Spots have filled up very quickly, so please pre-register.

Pre-register via Eventbrite. 

Note: These proposed changes to middle grades programming will not impact student assignment or the middle school feeder system.