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Giannini (A.P.) Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1193 students

 
 
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Posted April 11, 2013

I have a daughter who is in the 6th grade this year. She adjusted to AP Giannini Middle school without any problems and that is due to all who are involved from the teachers, principal, staff and parents. Any worries or doubts I had before she started going to the school has gone away. I'm grateful to the school for making my daughter feel not only comfortable but safe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

I absolutely loved this school. I'm about to graduate from APG and I'm so sad that i have to leave! I met so many people there and i became close friends with them. The teachers are so nice! They take their time to help you and other students, along with making sure you have a good education. At A.P.G we didn't get to go to Washington D.C. but there's so many more other activities that A.P.G. provides. The electives are really good too! I was in Orchestra, and yes, i did go through a few teachers, but it was really fun being there. There are some cons, but there are also pros. Not everything can be judged by other peoples perspective. The best way to actually get the scoop and know what actually happens is to go there yourself and see how it is! (:


Posted July 12, 2012

I graduated from that wonderful school! I love every part of it, expect just one teacher! The school have LOTS of great teacher!


Posted March 19, 2012

My son is about to graduate from A.P. Giannini. Our experience has been nothing less than spectacular. His teachers are a group of inspired educators who love what they do. A Fantastic bunch....Miss Christ, Mr. Lie, Mr. Talsky, Miss Kramling, Mr. Johnson, Miss Oliver..... the list is long. I could have named many many more. They each made my son feel capable and interested. His counselor, Miss Sendejo helped him change easily from a class that he felt wasn't a good match for him. My son has said things like "I never liked history before having Mr. Lie and Mr Talsky, they make it interesting" He is stuggling in Algebra 2 a bit now, and his teacher comes in in her spare time before school and tutors the kids who need it! Unbelievable. I felt comforted when he started that they keep all of the sixth graders separate, and make them take an intro course to each elective so that when they return as seventh graders they know what they enjoyed most and can spend a full year focused on it. The school also has a fully funded (though impacted) after school program run by Sunset Beacon. Thank you A.P. for the great experience! I look forward to having my daughter attend in a year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

A.P Giannini ROCKS! It's the Best School Ever! A.P Giannini School has excellent teahers, amazing temwork, strong principal, school leadership, and challenging academic programs. There is activity day where sctudents could and may choose their activity, like ice skating, rock climbing, bicycling, and even to the Giants' Game. It's the best. I love A.P Giannini! The mascot of A.P Giannini is the JAGUARS! The P.E programs are amazing! The P.E teachers have amazing talent. Go Jaguars! I love A.P Giannini! I am currently a sixth grader at A.P Giannini! My older brother is also currently an eight gader! A.P Giannini trained my brother to have excellent and superior math academic skills. The teachers and principal are all nice. A.P Giannini is a loving communtiy for everyone to learn and have fun! There is no bullying and A.P is the best middle school in the whole California District! Go, Jaguars! -A student And this year Graduation was different but i completely learned alot . I'd love to thank the teachers & staff for being so supportive . Go Jags !


Posted March 24, 2011

The Police is at the school almost everyday. Students walk the halls instead of being in class. The school gym smells like dead animals. The boy's and girl's bathrooms are not cleaned everyday. Some of the teacher's and Principal cannot handle the student's. The Principal has no leadership skills. The principal has $135,000.00 in the Trust Fund and she will not use it for teacher's instead she uses it for people she like. She spent $34,000.00 to keep a full-time counselor instead of a teacher. What kind of leadership is that? There is 1,200 students at A.P. Giannini and I never see any parents until parent teacher conference week. How many parents are there everyday or once a week?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

A.P Giannini ROCKS! It's the Best School Ever! A.P Giannini School has excellent teahers, amazing temwork, strong principal, school leadership, and challenging academic programs. There is activity day where sctudents could and may choose their activity, like ice skating, rock climbing, bicycling, and even to the Giants' Game. It's the best. I love A.P Giannini! The mascot of A.P Giannini is the JAGUARS! The P.E programs are amazing! The P.E teachers have amazing talent. Go Jaguars! I love A.P Giannini! I am currently a sixth grader at A.P Giannini! My older brother is also currently an eight gader! A.P Giannini trained my brother to have excellent and superior math academic skills. The teachers and principal are all nice. A.P Giannini is a loving communtiy for everyone to learn and have fun! There is no bullying and A.P is the best middle school in the whole California District! Go, Jaguars! -A student


Posted September 3, 2009

A P Giannini Rocks!!!! I'm a student currently in 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

This school has really taught me alot over the past 3 years . And this year Graduation was different but i completely learned alot . I'd love to thank the teachers & staff for being so supportive . Go Jags !
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

obviously the previously posted parent is not going to the PTA meetings. They spent an entire PTA going over the GATE program and they sent out information in the Wednesday envelopes. Read your Wednesday envelope. The Honors program doesn't start until 7th grade, but they do separate the kids into different levels based on whether they were GATE identified from elementary school. I do have to agree that there is considerable effort on the part of the staff to control the trouble-makers, but that's were the effort should be spent. The trouble-makers are the ones causing the problems. The music program is amazing. Mr. Richards, the orchestra teacher is amazing too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

As a parent, I have been immensely disappointed in this school. My son is in the 6th grade, and they have provided no honors classes, no GATE instruction, or anything to help the more advanced students. All the effort I see is spent on the trouble-makers, and believe me there are many. It is not at all the community school that the principal led us to believe, just stand outside at dismissal one day and you will see the out of control kids. Its really a shame b/c apparently this used to be a good school. I still gave it three stars because of the amazing band teacher, Ms. Whitney. They are lucky to have her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This school is awesome!! I love it! The school is very bright and huge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

APG is fun. i love everything at this school. AP has so much fun teachers that are fun to talk to and help learning fun. I reaally will miss AP soo much when i graduate! I can't wait for our 8th grade events near the end of the year like Great America, ect! Plus, all the concerts we'll be doing. Can't Wait!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

A.p. Is Awesome! Great Staff, Wonderful Teachers, Very Few Delinquents, and it is very easy to make friends. I am an 8th grader and so far my experience has been awesome, im looking forward to this year and the great experiences awaiting. p.s. we also have a prestigious bell group! p.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

I just graduated yesterday and will soon be going to gallileo I loved the school you really feel like a comunity all the teachers are great you learn a lot they support comunity service have great art proggrams I actually in the band program for 3 years I started on a new instrument loved the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2007

I just graduated A.P. Giannini this June, I now am currently attending Lowell High School. I loved my teachers (To name a few: Ms. Stevens in social studies, science and english; Ms. Hanna in science; Mr. Richards in orchestra; Ms. Erickson in social studies and physical education.) Their teacher quality are the best and it completely helped me to prepare for Lowell.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2007

I'm an eighth grader in AP Giannini right now. :) I must say I'm pretty proud of my school. XD The teachers are wonderful, and a lot of students get really good grades. My brother has graduated already, and he had a wonderful time. My relatives also went to AP, and they loved it. I hope to get the same experience as they do. The music teachers are the best! They are great at what they do and teach, even though I'm only in orchestra. But I basically love a lot of my teachers. :) They are always willing to help out and answer any questions you have. I find it an honor to be in AP, and so should your child!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2006

I am a parent of an 8th grade boy graduating in June 2006. His 3-year experience at Gianinni (in the honors program) has been excellent. Most of his teachers have been really engaged, committed and caring. (A few to mention out of many: Mr. Talsky in social studies, Ms. Cawthon in science, Ms. Whitney in band.) Ms. Trook, the principal, is also a very caring person who seems to run a very tight ship. The counselors, who stay with a class throughout their 3-year career, do a pretty terriffic job, especially considering the number of kids they are responsible for. The music program is justly renowned. We consider ourselves lucky that our son ended up at 'A.P.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My son graduated from AP this past school year. Due to parent involvement in the school AP has been able to continue to offer a wonderful music and art program to the students. The teachers are very involved in the success of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2004

Both of my children have attended A.P. and have done well. My eldest entered a private high school and was pretty well prepared academically. I was very happy to have my son attend as well and I believe his backround at AP will also prepare him for the academic rigors of a private high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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882

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

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25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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74%

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74%

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67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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77%

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77%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females89%
Males81%
African American50%
Asian88%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students77%
Females80%
Males73%
African American19%
Asian83%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females87%
Males78%
African American47%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Math

All Students78%
Females81%
Males75%
African American27%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students74%
Females81%
Males68%
African American17%
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate76%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state61%

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females81%
Males68%
African American57%
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state61%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females4%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asian19%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Geometry

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students70%
Females70%
Males69%
African American33%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Science

All Students76%
Females79%
Males72%
African American21%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 68% 11%
White 10% 27%
Hispanic 9% 51%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Leslie A. Trook
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 664-8541

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • MUNI

A.P. Giannini Middle School After School Learning (ExCEL Program) (after school program)

About the program
  • A collaboration between the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC), the After School Learning Center is a free program for A.P. Giannini Middle School students. The program consists of a snack, art, recreational or cultural activities and experiential learning and homework assistance.The program offers three study centers, in which students can get homework assistance, and six project-based clubs, where students can pursue their interests while also meeting school day academic standards. Project-based learning clubs include the DJ Club (a part of SNBC’s Urban Music Program), MOUSE Squad, Flash Animation, and more.SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that afterschool academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by
  • Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:30 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-8
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Website

Summer program 1

About the program
  • Each program has an academic, enrichment and physical activity component. The programs are based on a youth development model and include project based learning activities. The summer programs are operated by community based organizations that are contracted by SFUSD to provide the services based on grants to the school from California Department of Education. Each organization has a site specific enrollment process. Priority enrollment goes to the students from the school site. Students from other SFUSD schools are eligible to apply though in many of the elementary schools there is more demand than available slots. Funding changes year to year and program offerings change.
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletic
Operated by
  • Aspiranet/SNBC
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Phone number
  • (415) 759-3690

Summer program 3

About the program
  • Sixth Grade Step Up Program Program will provide a one week orientation to middle school program for incoming 6th graders
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • SFUSD
Dates offered
  • June 3, 2013 - June 7, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Orchestra
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3151 Ortega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Phone: (415) 759-2770

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