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Applying for admission to Lowell High School

Admission to Lowell High School it not handled at the school level.  Applications are handled by SFUSD's Educational Placement Center (EPC).  Here are some links to EPC for applying for Lowell admission:

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

Guidance Sheet for undocumented students and families from the California Association of School Administrators (link)

PTSA Grants: Deadline January 27th!

Administrators, Faculty, Coaches, Staff and Students, if you are interested in applying for a Spring PTSA grant, click here to start.

Teachers looking for TAs (Spring 2017)

To see a list of teachers looking for TAs and their specific requirements, click here.  Contact the teacher of interest if you are interested in being their TA.

AP Fee Collection for May 2017

Fee collection of the Advanced Placement Examination to be administered in May 2017 will be collected in the PAUL CHENG VICCI CENTER (Room 116) on:
TUES January 24 Last names beginning with letters A-H
WED January 25 Last names beginning with letters I-P
THUR January 26 Last names beginning with letters Q-Z

When you come to room 116 it is important that you bring:

  • NO CASH, Check or Money Order only

Your check will be your receipt so make sure you include the following on your check:




The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.



All of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions):

- Students must currently be juniors or seniors as of the fall of 2016 and must be in the graduating class of 2017 or 2018. 

- Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 12, 2017).  

- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

Important Note:  The selection process will heavily favor local (Bay Area) students. Please visit the FAQ for more information.  Also, students must be able to start the program on June 12, 2017.  


DECEMBER 15, 2016 (TUES.)- Application Available Online

FEBRUARY 25, 2017 (SAT.)- Application Due (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time)

JUNE 12, 2017 (MON.)- Start of Program

AUGUST 3, 2017 (THURS.)- End of Program





The application to apply for the Girls Who Code Summer 2017 Internship Program is now available for 10th and 11th grade girls.  


Click here for more information and a link to the application.


Dear Community,


The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).

The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair for students and families PK-12, student and staff facilitated STEM activities, student performances and a series of workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets.

This event is free and open to families in SF.  Participants can register by calling (415) 401-2555 ext. 1246 or emailing their contact information and the number in their group to aapac@sfusd.edu. Please share this opportunity with your community. 



The PTSA is planning a big benefit for Lowell High School. On Friday, February 24, 2017 the Lowell PTSA is hosting, LowellPalooza, a fundraising party and auction, and we need your assistance to make it a success for our students.

There are lots of ways you can contribute:
Donate Items
Show your support by donating auction items. If each Lowell family found at least one donation item, just think how big our auction catalogue would be! See some donation ideas on the Donate Items page.
Donate Cash
Consider making a tax-deductible charitable donation. Click on Donate Cash to indicate the amount. All proceeds will benefit Lowell High School students.
Order Tickets
Learn more about the Lowellpalooza party and auction on February 24. Purchase your tickets while they are still available!



CONGRATULATIONS to the following student reporters, photographers, artists, and editors from The Lowell who are winners in individual awards from the National Scholastic Press Association


Clarissa Wan, Ophir Cohen-Simayof, Stephanie Li, Whitney C. Lim
FIRST PLACE 2016 Multimedia News Story of the Year

Finding Equity, Part 2: Latino students share their stories of problems with Lowell’s lack of diversity


Emily Teng
SECOND PLACE 2016 Editorial Cartoon of the Year

The tampon tax — women’s essentials or the government’s luxury?

Josephine Dang
FIFTH PLACE 2016 Feature Story of the Year -

Shattered homes: Three young women overcoming domestic violence in their families

Aida Irving, Kiara Gil, Alexis Picache
EIGHTH PLACE 2016 Multimedia Feature Story of the Year

Uncovering the Undercut

Winners were announced at the NSPA fall convention in Indianapolis on Nov. 12


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Free/reduced meal application

Here is a link for a SFUSD parent/guardian to apply for free or reduced fee meal application.  It does help Lowell to have qualified students apply and there are additional benefits to qualifying students, e.g., AP exam fee reduction!