Professional Track Remote Learning Program

The San Francisco High School of the Arts (HSArts) Professional Track Remote Learning Program (PTRLP) is a remote-based distance learning program geared towards aspiring student artists with a strong passion for their arts discipline who are in need of an academic program to complement their arts training. HSArts features 3 hours daily for focused arts training while maintaining a full academic program, and this schedule suits student artists following a pre-professional or professional track.

The pilot program for the PTRLP began in 2020 during the pandemic, where the country experienced an unprecedented pandemic forcing students and young persons to stay at home in isolation. HSArts developed procedures for distance learning and hybrid delivery, providing support for the HSArts community whether they decided to stay home or come onto campus.  The pilot program started with two students, string players from New York who did not have access to attend regular academic classes. One of the two students has been accepted in Julliard’s pre-college program. Both of these students, as with many aspiring musicians, need many hours every day to practice their instrument and hone their craft. This made the match with HSArts even more complementary, as the students were able to complete all the necessary academic requirements while leaving time for their instrument practice. Similar to the regular HSArts day program, PTRLP students receive individual attention and academic support from all academic teachers. Students would also have activities and interaction with other students who are learning on campus and have a sense of a school community. Students could participate in person in the grand performance at the Herbst Theater at the end of each semester.

The goal of the PTRLP is to expand the student base and to connect with and offer the program to other aspiring student artists in need of an academic program, regardless of location, while not disrupting their pre-professional or professional development.

Please RSVP here for a conference call with our admissions counselor to learn more about the program.

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High School Academics

San Francisco High School of the Arts’ curriculum is approved by the University of California’s A-G program. In addition, 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses approved by the College Board, as well as 14 UC-approved honors level courses give students access to intellectually challenging coursework.

All courses offered in the major disciplines meet or exceed California’s state standards and prepare students for studies at highly selective colleges. AP and Honors courses are offered in English, History, Math, the Sciences and Chinese.

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