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Life Learning Academy Review

Life Learning Academy opened in 1998 as a charter school to offer families in the area with an alternative to traditional schools. The school works with students that are considered at risk, The program offered is one that blends life sills with vocational education. The student body is diverse with a student population that is 50% Hispanic or Latino, 33% African American, 6% Asian, 4% American Indian, 2% Filipino, 2% white, and 3% unspecified.

Along with core subjects, students can participate in extra curricular activities such as drawing, photography, film production, and computer arts. The only sport available is physical education classes. Other programs offered include science & technology, community service, student council, newspaper, and student council. One vocational program is available in food service.

Most parents are pleased with the school and very happy that the school is taking an interest in students that are at risk of graduating high school. A few parents stated that school is a bit tough when it comes to discipline and will suspend students if the teacher does not agree with the students opinion. Students on the other hand, are very happy with the teachers and expressed they are helping them reach their goals.

The Academic Performance Index showed growth in academic performance from 549 to 573. The statewide goal is 800.

The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. The percentage of students passing the exams at Life Learning Academy was below average in all grades and in all subjects.

The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results of the exam were not available for this year, however, previous years showed around half of 10th graders passing the exams.

The school is doing a fair job of providing students with the ability to graduate high school. If your child is having problems in traditional school, you may want to talk with teachers and take a tour to see if the school is a good fit for your child.

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Life Learning Academy
651 8th St., Bldg. 229, Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130
Phone: 415-397-8957


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