San Francisco Flex Academy opened in 2010 for students in 6th through 12th grades with the opportunity to receive an education via the internet while attending a brick and mortar school. The school offers a standards based curriculum with the main focus on technology. Along with core subjects, the school offers a variety of other programs, which include honors, high-performing, advanced placement course, and accelerated credit learning. The school offers extra curricular activities after school including creating writing, music theory, poetry, computer animation and student clubs such as yearbook, newspaper, student council, and National Honor Society.
Parents stated they were impressed with the challenging curriculum and the way their children enjoy attending school. The school ensures that each student is treated with respect from staff, teachers, and peers. Students love going to school where learning is fun instead of boring. The major positive comments were regarding the flexibility and devotion of teachers.
The Academic Performance Index showed an increase of 1 point from the previous year to a score of 645. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are glad to see improvement but would like to see the score at least match the goal of the state.
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 was below state averages across the board. Parents are working with teachers to learn what can be done to help students pass the exams.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The percentage of students passing the English exam was 81% in English with the average at 83% and in math 69% passed with the average at 84%. Parents were pleased with the English exam but believe more attention needs to be centered on math subjects.
The school is doing a fair job of providing students with the educational tools needed to succeed. If you have any concerns regarding the exam scores, it would be in your best interest to talk with teachers prior to enrolling your child.
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San Francisco Flex Academy
70 Carmel St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-4333