Fall 2017 Course Offerings & Prerequisites
Applying for admission to Lowell High School
Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts
Guidance Sheet for undocumented students and families from the California Association of School Administrators (link)
Thursday April 6th: Orchestra Concert with special commerative feature!!!
Come enjoy and celebrate 100 years of Lowell's music curriculum with the 2017 Spring Orchestra Concert. This concert has as a special feature: the first performance of a piece commissioned for this event. 7 to 9pm, admission is free. (For more information on the specially commissioned piece, click here)
Schedule related information
School Culture Survey
If you haven't already filled out the online School Culture Survey, the deadline for this survey is approaching and your input is being sought. Please find a link to the survey in your email and complete the survey soon! Thank you.
If you are interested in taking college classes, apply to the dual enrollment program, its free for high school students.
CCSF Early College/Dual Enrollment summer course offerings are now available. The steps to completing enrollment are included on the summer packet cover page and below:
Step 1: All students who wish to take summer courses should first sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/hh20pga
Step 2: All students choose courses from the list in the attached packet.
Step 3: All students complete a Consent Form; select at least 3 choices and include student, parent/guardian, and counselor signatures.
Step 4: CURRENT Early College students should turn completed Consent Forms into their counselor.
NEW students should bring their Consent Form to the Application session in April.
Step 5: NEW students only: Attend an Application Session to apply to CCSF and learn more about the program. Current students do not need to apply to CCSF.
Step 6: All students: Attend an Orientation/Registration session in May. Dates and times will be announced via email. New and returning students must attend to register for classes.
BOTH SESSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Thanks to the PTSA's continued support and generous funding, Lowell is able to offer students Health Education courses this summer again. This year, classes will be held at Balboa High School's campus. According to the tentative calendar of the district summer school programs, courses may be offered in two sessions (dates are tentative and may change according to district summer school dates).
Session 1: CLOSED
Session 2: CLOSED
CLASS LIST WILL BE POSTED OUTSIDE ROOM 140 WHERE THE APPLICATION ENVELOPE WAS LOCATED.
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR MORE UP TO DATE INFORMATION, SUCH AS CLASSROOM LOCATIONS AT BALBOA, AND OFFICIAL CLASS TIME.
We look forward to teaching you this summer!
Ms. Cole & Ms. Crabtree
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.
Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.
We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.
We are truly sorry for the delay.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.
Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.
Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo. Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a email@example.com y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.
Realmente sentimos el retraso.
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.
We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.
Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.
SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.
The Teens Tackle Tobacco Leadership youth committee from SFUSD's School Health Programs office is sponsoring an Anti-Tobacco/Vape Public Service Announcement Contest for all middle and high school students. There are three categories (middle school, high school or LGBTQ) and two entry modes (poster or video). All entries will receive FREE movie tickets for participating in the contest!
Videos should be no more than 90 seconds long, and posters should be either 8.5" x 11" or 9" x 12" in any medium. Entries are due on April 3.
Categories & Prizes
High School $300
Middle School $200
SFUSD seniors, apply for a $1,600 scholarship for exemplifying our grad profile! To learn more about our grad profile, go to: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM.
Deadline to submit application: April 28, 2017.
SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate. Apply to the Superintendent’s 21st Century Award here: http://bit.ly/2lVUsq0
Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in the 11th and 12th grades with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 5 and ends May 22.
Dates: June 7 – July 13, 2017
Locations: Galileo HS (Senior Summer School), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and O'Connell HS
The High School Outreach Conference (HSOC) is an annual event hosted at UCSF that aims to get students excited about college and professional programs. We bring together volunteers from various schools at UCSF, including dental, nursing, medical, graduate, pharmacy, and physical therapy programs, to host high school students joining us from all around the Bay Area.
Please find attached:
Registration Form: http://www.tinyurl.com/hsoc2016
Chevron will be selecting 20 outstanding high school students (rising juniors and rising seniors are eligible to apply) from across the U.S. to attend the Chevron sponsored summer educational camp, "Frontiers of Energy Resources", hosted at the University of Southern California and scheduled for June 25 – 30, 2017.
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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!