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Enrichment Programs

The following are websites that have access to programs for College Preparation



MInds Matter for low income students (free or reduced lunch) applications accepted from 9th graders only with 3.5 GPA


Youth Art Exchange ( free) summer and spring paid internships and free classes during the school year

Classes in music, photo, fashion design, architecture, printmaking


ACE Mentorship (for architecture, construction and engineering)



Stanford Splash: Classes at Stanford taught by Stanford students- free


CSSA: California State Summer School for the Arts

animation, film, video,creative writing, dance, music , theater,and visual arts

SIG Summer Institute for the Gifted (866)303.4744



Free summer immersion program for rising 11th and 12th graders



Workshops, internships and job shadows



University Prep  (866) 303-4744, (203) 399-5421


Academic Talent Development Program at Berkeley


COSMOS; summer programs in science, math and engineering at UC campuses


Youth Art Exchange ( free) summer and spring paid internships and free classes during the school year

Classes in music, photo, fashion design, architecture, printmaking


Youthworks : Summer Internships in San Francisco


Build San Francisco Institute: Architectural Design


California College of the Arts: scholarships available( grades 9-12)

classes in the arts, architecture and industrial design, photography and creative writing


Spotlight on the Arts

paid summer internships at arts organizations( low income SF residents)


Academy of Art University  free summer scholarships for precollege arts programs

5 week programs- see your art teacher or Ms. Melander to apply



Summer Fellowship Program (paid work experience)

Students work part-time and get paid for 6-weeks with an industry partner at 20 hours a week. Dates: June 13 to July 27 with mandatory Friday workshops. Please let students know that more sites are being acquired and our application will continuously be updated with new sites. 

. The application link is: (please note it is case sensitive). 


Summer Career Exploration Program

Students participate in either Automotive or Building and Construction Trades for 5 weeks: June 13 to July 20 (Monday to Friday) with worksite rotations to local partner sites twice a week. Students earn a $1,000 compensation for completion. The application link is: (please note it is case sensitive). 


Productive Summer Guide

Please also share the Productive Summer Guide for those students interested in other opportunities this summer. The link is:


Youth Resource Fair

Have youth sign up for the Youth Resource Fair on March 17th 2018 from 10-3pm at the Hilton Hotel (333 O'Farrell St.). This is an opportunity for youth to meet companies currently hiring, work on their resume, learn about internship opportunities, or just build their network. Encourage youth to sign up and go! Sign up at: Flyer is also attached.

Non Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any pupil based on the pupil's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district (Education Code 234.1).

ACE Pathway- Art, Architecture , Construction and Engineering


Digital literacy [where concepts of color, form, and collage are part of the everyday narrative] demands that we treat art as the next R, just as important as the traditional 3 Rs. This is one of the ...more


Do you have an interest in pursuing a rigorous college prep pathway focused on math, art, engineering and architectural design? If you are a 9th or 10th grader and would like to join the ACE ...more

ACE 3 Architecture Foundation Competition Winners

Advanced Architectural Design students spent many late nights in the studio perfecting their designs for the yearly Bay Area AF Competition. Their task was to design a music production hub for ...more

Architecture Foundation Design Competition Winners


All ACE 1 students (incoming freshman and sophomores) are required  to read a book of their choice every two weeks this summer. (a total of five books). One of the books must be from the English depts. 9th or 10th grade reading selections (check their web page).  One book may be substituted for a visit and write up of a local museum. Book reports will be submitted on the google classroom.



Information for Prospective Engineers

How exciting that you’ve identified engineering as a potential field of study for college! Because many colleges require that you apply to the College of ...more

Engineers Alliance for the Arts Bridge Competition 2016

PHILOSOPHY: Education and the Arts

Jobs in the new economy “put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, [and] seeing patterns where others see only chaos.”(Marc Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and ...more

ACE Pathway Course Sequencing

Required Art Classes for the ACE curriculum .

Year One: Art and Architecture (meets UC A-G graduation requirement), ACE English, ACE algebra or ACE geometry

Prerequisites : 3.6 GPA in 8th grade SBAC stand ...more

UC and CSU college Acceptance Rates by GPA and SAT

Below are some California schools and their acceptance data. It is easier for boys than for girls. It is easier to get into public schools if you come from one, and private schools if you come from ...more

First Place San Francisco

Quinnton Barringer, Kenji Mah, Kevin San, and Dana Yong


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Second Place Japan

Stephanie Chu, Tiffany Chen, Nelson Chan, Benjamin Au


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Third Place Japan

Elton Wu, Shanon Do, Samantha Lee,  Elizabeth Law


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Iris Bonilla, Kenny Tran, Jennifer Chan


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Best Essay and Presentation

Daniel Fielding, Nick Au Yeung, Kevin Wong, Sotia Campos


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Karen J. Melander, instructor and VAPA Dept. Chair


Architecture/ AP Art History

Abraham Lincoln High School  Room 24

ACE Pathway Instructors:

Chu, Albert
Crotwell, Bobby L.
Melander, Karen
Ong, Marilyn
Stingle, Daniel
Sylvester, Richard