How To Enroll


Enrollment Overview

Leadership is a public, tuition-free charter school. All students are welcome to apply. In the case that there are more applicants than spaces available, students are admitted through a random lottery with preference given to siblings.

Please note that students CANNOT apply to Leadership through the San Francisco Unified School District. Families wishing to apply to Leadership must submit an application directly to Leadership and follow Leadership’s enrollment process.

Prospective Ninth Grade Students

Key Dates

SFUSD has not yet posted the key dates for upcoming enrollment period. Our website will be updated as the dates become available.
October 25, 2016 – January 13, 2017 – Round 1 Application Period
January 13, 2017 – Application Deadline for Round 1
March 17, 2017 – Round 1 notification mailed
March 20-24 and April 3-14, 2017 – Registration for Round 1 acceptances at Leadership main office
April 14, 2017 – Deadline to Register for Round 1 & Late Applications for Round 2
May 12, 2017 – Round 2 notifications mailed
May 15-24, 2017 – Registration for Round 2 acceptances at Leadership main office
May 24, 2017 – Deadline to apply for Round 3
May 27-June 9, 2017 – Late applications submitted during this period will be notified week of June 13th
June 9, 2017 – Round 3 waiting pool notifications mailed (only if assignment can be offered)
August 4, 2017 – Round 4 waiting pool notifications mailed (only if assignment can be offered)

Open House

All prospective families are encouraged to attend the school’s Annual Open House on Saturday November 5, 2016, from 10:00 to 12:00pm. At this event, families will have the opportunity to hear from current students and parents, meet teachers and see their classrooms, and speak to administrators. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the application and enrollment process.

School Tours

Come see our vibrant school in action! Space is limited; please call or click the link CLICK HERE to reserve your spot. Tours are optional and are intended for students with a parent/ guardian. Tours begin at 9:00 and end at 10:00 on the following dates: October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 2016.

Prospective Transfer Students

Leadership accepts transfer applications throughout the year. Transfer students are considered on a case-by-case basis for enrollment, depending on whether the courses a student needs to be on track for graduation have space. Toward its graduation requirements, Leadership accepts transfer credit for courses with grades of C minus or better taken at other accredited high schools.

Students who submit applications will be admitted as space becomes available, in the order that their application was received.

For information:

Phone: (415)841-8910
or fill out our online contact form.