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Summer School Health Education Course Application (held at Balboa HS)

Thanks to the PTSA funding, Lowell is able to offer its students Health Education courses this summer again.  This year, due to construction on Lowell’s campus, Lowell’s Health Education Summer Class will be held on Balboa High School’s campus.  According to the tentative calendar of the district summer schools, courses may be offered in two sessions (dates are tentative and may change according to district summer school dates).


Session 1:                  June 11th—June 26th                        
Session 2:                  June 30th—July 16th      


Application must be submitted to mail box #15 (Crabtree) on (or before) MAY 2, 2014.                     

Posted by: Lisa A. Cole
Published: 4/24/14

Branson Summer STEM Institute in Biology

The Branson Summer STEM Institute in Biology is able to offer 5 additional full scholarships. If you teach or know a science-hungry, low-income student who would grow in a challenging 4-week summer program, please let them know. If they qualify for free or reduced lunch, the program would be free of cost or nearly free of cost. We are able to extend applications to a May 15th deadline.

BSSI is an immersive, four-week non-residential program on Branson's campus at 39 Fernhill Ave., Ross, CA 94957 this summer that integrates university-level coursework and labs, mentored research, and talks from professionals and scientists. We have a number of terrific scientists and educators from UCSF, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and the California Academy participating as teachers and mentoring research projects. (website: www.branson.org/bssi).

For more information about the program, please visit www.branson.org/bssi or feel free to get in touch with me directly at carl_ma@branson.org.

Posted by: Candace Boran
Published: 4/24/14

Physics In and Through Cosmology workshop for high school teachers and students

The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics Global Teachers' Academy offers a Physics In and Through Cosmology workshop for high school teachers and students. The workshops will be held at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory adjacent to the UC Berkeley campus. The program runs from June 23 - June 27 and is free for students to attend. Teachers receive a stipend.

This is the eighth annual summer workshop presented by the Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Quarknet in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics.

Posted by: Candace Boran
Published: 4/24/14

Summer Jobs+ Youth Resource Fair

The Youth Resource Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about summer internship opportunities, and expand their career readiness skills, including resume development and interviewing skills.

Additionally, there will be employers at the fair who will facilitate on-the-spot interviews for students seeking summer employment.

Students can register for the event online at: sfsummerjobs.eventbrite.com.

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10am-4pm. 

Where: This year, the Fair will take place at Pier 35

Flyer attached

Posted by: Candace Boran
Published: 4/24/14

Sessions on the New Assessment and Testing System

This spring, SFUSD students joined students across California and the United States to try out the new computer-based Smarter Balanced assessments, and beginning in the spring of 2015, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take these asessments to measure their mastery of the new Common Core State Standards.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 4/23/14

Register Early for High School Summer School

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer schools offer “a-g” courses for credit recovery and CAHSEE preparation, and Senior Graduation Summer School is available specifically for seniors who need graduation credits or CAHSEE preparation.

Dates: June 11 – July 16
Locations: Galileo HS (Senior Graduation Summer School), Balboa HS, Marshall HS, and Washington HS

Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 4/23/14

JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl Teams to the Championship

Both Lowell JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl Teams are competing for the top team in the nation out of 1743 teams. First time in school history that both teams both made it to the championship round. The Academic team is led by Cadet Mitchell Wong and the Leadership team by Cadet Paula Quon.

Posted by: Ronilo Credito
Published: 4/22/14

Parents – Alumni – Teachers - Community members – Seeking Career Day Participants – October 2014

Do you have an interesting career or know someone who does? Would you be willing to share your experience with freshmen students who are looking for career ideas and guidance?

We are seeking participants for the October 2014  - 4th annual Career Day 8AM – 11:30 AM at Lowell High School (the exact date TBA).

We are looking for professionals in all fields and trades including entrepreneurs. If interested in sharing a fun morning with Lowell Freshmen who are eager to learn about the path you took to your career and nature of the work you do – please contact: Norman Nager  - NagerN@sfusd.edu and I will send you an invitation with details of the event. It is guaranteed to be a lot of fun for presenters and students alike.

Thanks for supporting college and career education at Lowell!

Posted by: Norman Nager
Published: 4/21/14

Summer Opportunities for Youth at the Red Cross


Our annual Leadership Development Center (LDC) is a four-day overnight conference designed to build strong leaders and positive relationships among Red Cross Youth.  Students attending LDC will participate in workshops and sessions on various topics including safety, preparedness, diversity, public speaking, leadership, international relations and humanitarianism.  There will also be games, guest speakers, and fun activities; all structured to help youth recognize their leadership potential.  This opportunity is available to all youth entering grades 9-12.  Deadline is May 2nd, 2014!  The website says May 25th, but the deadline was extended!

For more information, visit:



Gain valuable leadership and professional skills with the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter!  Our interns are valuable team members who help promote the mission of the American Red Cross serving 8 week terms.  Build your career skills in areas such as communications, international services, event planning, and the nonprofit sector.  The deadline to apply is May 7th, 2014!

To apply, visit: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__2561


The Chapman-Holcombe International Internship Program brings a select few youth from Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies all over the world to the Bay Area for several weeks to learn what the American Red Cross does and for a cultural exchange.  To volunteer and assist in the program, please email Robbie Herrera at Robbie.Herrera@redcross.org or Lawrence Leung at Lawrence.Leung@redcross.org.

Posted by: Candace Boran
Published: 4/21/14

Visual Arts Summer Program FREE for Bay Area Youth

Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is now accepting

applications from youth artists (ages 14–21)

Free 4-week visual arts program for Bay Area youth!

July 14–August 6, 2014.  M-F from 3pm-6pm

Click here to download the current application!

MVS students learn to use the visual arts as a tool for expressing ideas, ambitions, and creativity. Working with more than 40 other Bay Area youth and 6 professional artists, each student works to develop an art exhibition in SoEx's Mission district gallery. You can see photos from last summer's Mission Voices Summer program on our Facebook page.

The MVS program offers:

  • Exposure to a wide range of technical artistic skills, from painting and sculpture to photography, videography and other digital mediums
  • Professional facilities and equipment including Adobe Creative Suite, Mac Pro computers, DSLRs and other photo/video equipment
  • Professional teaching artists
  • Small class ratios with supportive staff in a nurturing environment
  • Class credit when applicable

All skill levels are welcome. The entire program is free and open to youth artists!

Contact Dave Sandoval at aie@soex.org for more information or to request a paper application.


Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
Published: 4/21/14

Exploratorium Science Museum - apply to be a High School Volunteer

Interested in being an Exploratorium Explainer?

The Exploratorium is looking for a diverse group of student explainers who have a spark for learning new things and a desire to work with people.

For more information, please follow the link below.


Minimum Requirements

Candidates must

• be at least 15 years old and have completed the first year of high school
 (but not more than 18 years old)
• be open to learning new ideas

• be interested in working with people within a museum structure

Want to be an Explainer?
Call (415) 528-4344 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the dates listed below to schedule an interview. Interviews will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until all interview slots are filled.

Open Application Dates

January 4th, 2014
May 3rd, 2014
September 6th, 2014

Contact Information

High School Explainer Program


Piers 15/17
San Francisco, CA 94111
E-mail: hsexplainers@exploratorium.edu
The Exploratorium is a nonprofit equal opportunity museum of science, art, and human perception.

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
Published: 4/21/14

Youth Employment Services Program Summer 2014 Application

There are two ways that you can apply: through e-mail or paper application.

For online submission, please download and complete the application linked below and attach it to an e-mail to yes@tel-hi.org with the subject YES 2014 Application.

For paper application, please print out and complete the application linked below and drop it off at or mail it to the Teen Center 567 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133.

*You do not need to send us the cover letter

YES 2014 Summer Application

YES Summer Application FAQ

YES 2014 Summer Intern's Job Description

Deadline extended to: Monday April 28th

Posted by: Candace Boran
Published: 4/18/14