• Examiner1

    Getting SFUSD students to college

    By SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza published on the SF Examiner on April 22, 2013 When Tanya, a senior at the Academy of Arts and Sciences, started high school, she met with a volunteer counselor from the Bar Association who sat down with her to map out her entire high school career. Because of this, Tanya […]

  • Chron2

    State and City’s graduation rates inch higher

    State graduation rates inch higher Jill Tucker In San Francisco, district officials celebrated statistics showing extraordinary one-year gains among some of the most at-risk students. The African American graduation rate hit 70.8 percent, up 7.2 percentage points from 2011 and a total gain of nearly 14 points in the last two years. Pacific Islander students […]

  • Earlyregparty1

    City College Early Registration Parties a Success

    On Tuesday, June 26th, hundreds of recent SFUSD graduates gathered at SFUSD high schools to register for fall courses at City College of San Francisco. An “Early Registration Party” was held at George Washington High School, Burton High School, Galileo High School, Mission High School, Independence High School, and City College to aid students in […]

  • 2012 FRISCO Day in the News!

    On April 13th, 2012, we hosted the second annual FRISCO Day. Below are links to stories from news outlets about that day. UCSF News Office, “UCSF and SFUSD Collaborate to Prepare Students for College” The Guardsman, “San Fran high schoolers learn about City College at FRISCO Day” KTSF, “San Francisco held FRISCO Day” (Chinese language) […]

  • Who Comes First?

    A debate over priorities at California’s community colleges is heating up, as the system considers putting more emphasis on first-time students who are working toward a credential or transferring to a four-year institution. The debate has deep national relevance, as the “completion agenda” may hinge on the 2.6 million students who attend the state’s community […]

  • Mayor Lee Announces Microsoft Grant at Bridge to Success Summer Program Launch

    San Francisco, CA—Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Microsoft announced a technology grant of $500,000 in software and $15,000 in computers that will directly support the students of the Bridge to Success Summer Program and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) schools. This is the first year of the Bridge to Success Summer Program, a […]

  • First Annual FRISCO Day in the news!

    On April 29th we hosted the first ever FRISCO Day (FRIday = Successful College Opportunities). Several reporters covered the story. To learn more click on the links below. ABC 7: KQED: SF Examiner: SF Chronicle:

  • Naming FRISCO Day

    Do call it Frisco. That is, if you want a thousand-plus San Francisco high school graduates with no college plans to miraculously get all energized about higher education, the thing to do is stage a marathon college fair on a Friday in April, and call it Frisco. Friday = Successful College Opportunities. “Frisco.” Read more:

  • CCSF Priority Enrollment #2

    Nearly 70 percent of degree-seeking students at California’s community colleges drop out, according to a study from the Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit think tank. That’s one of the highest dropout rates in the nation. Against this troubling backdrop, City College of San Francisco is attempting an intriguing experiment. Next fall it will offer […]

  • CCSF Priority Enrollment #1

    A popular TV sitcom about a community college has an episode where students compete for a prize so valuable that they turn on each other and trash the campus just to possess it. “What is this prize?” asks a student who’s been out of the loop. Dramatic pause. “Priority registration,” answers another. “Every student wants […]