Youth Chance High School

Basic Information

Address: 169 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA 94105
County: San Francisco
School District: San Francisco
Phone Number: 4156151337
Fax Number: 4159571260
Principal: Eugenia Young
School Type: Private Continuation High School

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Additional Information

Accreditation: California Department of Education
Founded: 1978
Organization Affiliation: The YMCA owns this High School
Ages/Grades: 14-19 9th-12th Grades
School Schedule: 9am -1:40pm
School days in Calendar Year: 194 year round school
School Holidays: Fall vaction, Thanksgiving, Christmans, New Years, Presidents Day, Idependence Day, MLK Day,
School Size: 90 Students
Classroom Size: 15 per class
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1/15 students



State of California Curriculum in addition to NOVA NET

Percentage of Graduating Class: 75%
Support Services:

TARC -Truancy Aseessement Resource Center
Career Pathways
Young Community Developers (YCD)
Juma Ventures
Treasure Island Job Corp
Center on Jevenile Criminal Justice

Computer Capabilities:

Three computer labs that have MACs and PC's

School Clubs:

Youth and Goverment
Health and Wellness

Parking Spaces/Availability:


Admissions Deadline: Cocurrent Admission
Mission Statement:

Youth Chance High School strengthens the community by partnering with high-risk inner-city youth to achieve their high school diplomas in a safe, supportive environment. Students gain academic, vocational and life skills necessary to become self sufficient, socially responsible young adults.

School History: Youth Chance originated as a workforce development program in 1978. In 1979, Youth Chance Alternative High School was added to the program. From 1979 through 1983 Youth Chance operated as a comprehensive program with vocational training, work experience, school, and job placement. Due to the cessation of federal funding, Youth Chance opened its doors as a "school only" program in October of 1983. The response from the community was overwhelming and validated the need for such a program. Since then, Youth Chance High School often operates at maximum capacity and a student waiting list for enrollment is not uncommon. In 2008 it received accreditation from the state of California. In 2009, the school stopped offering GED certification so all students receive high school diplomas. At the YMCA of San Francisco, we strengthen the foundation of community by promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1853, the YMCA is a trusted community asset that provides an array of programs and services for children, adults, seniors and families. We accomplish our mission by providing a variety of educational and recreational services to the diverse communities of the Bay Area. With a $58 million budget in 2010-2011, we involve more than 140,000 people at fourteen branches in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. More than 76,000 youth and teens are involved in over 120 YMCA programs at our branches and at neighborhood-based locations such as schools, community centers, hospitals and parks.