Project-Based Learning

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Project Based Learning

is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.


Street Academy has three terms, each 12 weeks long. Intersession, by invite only, is the last week of each term, where students who are within a “D” range attend to complete work to get that “C”.

Intersession is designed as a reward for students who are passing and a “wake up call” to students who are not.

Social Justice Fair

To graduate from Street Academy you must complete sixty (60) hours of community service and sixty (60) hours of political action.  The Social Justice Fair (also Back to School Night) is held in the Fall Term, as an opportunity for students to connect with community based organizations to complete their hours.

End of Term Exhibition

New to Street Academy this year is the End of Term Exhibition. Street Academy implements Project-Based education because… At the End of Term Exhibition students will showcase their learning from the term. We are extremely excited to implement this program this year.  All exhibitions are open to the public.

Workforce Wednesdaysshop

As a result of support from Measure N, Street Academy is also implementing Workforce Wednesday’s as a way to create pathways to Social Justice Careers.  On Wednesdays, all students (except new students) work at an internship off campus.  For more information about how to support Workforce Wednesday and become a partner, contact…

Wednesday Electives structure by implementing a work based learning model.  On “Workforce Wednesdays,” we will offer individual and cohort internships to immerse our youth in understanding and resisting oppression in all it’s forms while preparing them for careers in the nonprofit industry. These experiences will also prepare them to bring a critical, social justice lens to the work they engage in beyond high school.  

For the 2016-2017 school year and beyond, we will be placing  ALL of our youth in year long, individual and cohort internships throughout the Bay Area. Our “Workforce Wednesdays” will bring our youth to your community based organization to support and strengthen the work you do.

FullSizeRender (3)Afternoon Program

Our Afternoon program is offered through BACR and is the way we offer elective credit and community based relationships to our students.  

Examples of our Extracurricular offerings include: Sailing, Basketball, Soccer, Culinary Arts, GSA, Arts and Muraling, Drum and Dance and International travel.