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2014 Hart Vision Charter School of the Year

VIDEO: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's IPO Employment Program

May 2016
Film by: Henry Dombey +
Music by: Stephanie Woodford, Nick Gage, Dan Phillipson 

"The IPO Employment Program is a City and County of San Francisco public safety initiative under Mayor Edwin M. Lee that provides a comprehensive employment opportunity for high-risk young adults."

Watch the Video here

Updates from our CTE and Life Skills program in LA

Bicycle Mechanic Program

Instructor Mark Didia and Student created a custom "Bike Lounge" from spare parts.

Dog Grooming Program 



Five Keys is looking into expanding this program to include a Canine Care component, as well as a Road Dog certification program

Screen Printing Program

Coming soon Five Keys will be rolling out a Screen Printing training program

See more photos on our Facebook post here.  

Five Keys Profile: The San Francisco Jail that Started a School, March 10, 2016
Rob Waters

"Five Keys Charter School was established in 2003, when Michael Hennessey, then the sheriff of San Francisco, and his staff did something no county correctional system in the nation had done before: They started a charter high school within the walls of the old (now closed) County Jail 7. When Jail 5 opened three years later, education was literally at its core — it was designed with the education corridor in the center, surrounded by dormitory units."

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Call for Submissions for Five Keys SF Art Show

Artwork Sample SF 2016        

Five Keys Northern California Sites are now taking submissions for the 2016 Art Show in San Francisco.  Talk with your teacher about how to submit your art today! 

Types of art accepted include: Visual Art; Writing; Video; Poetry; Songs; Performance, and more. 

Submissions are due for review by the SF Art Show Committee by Friday, May 13, 2016. See the flyer attached here.

The Art Show will be held on June 9th at the SF Main Library. For more details on the event, keep an eye on our Facebook page. You can check out pictures from our previous art show in our Photo Gallery here.  

Making History, Solano County Jail Hosts First High School Graduation

The Daily Reporter, February 5, 2016
Amy Maginnis-Honey

Five inmates participated in the high school graduation Friday, the first since 5 Keys Charter School began offering high school classes in the jails in September.

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Five Keys Charter School Board Meeting
Click here for Agenda Notes from the most recent meeting.

Art Show SF 2016 flyer        

2016 Five Keys Annual Art Show - San Francisco
June 9th, 2016

SF Public Library Koret Auditorium
5:00-5:45 pm : Open Gallery of Visual Artwork
6:00-7:30 pm: Guest Speakers, Poetry, Video of incarcerated students, performance, and more!
*Some works will be displayed in the library cafe display case from May 14th-Aug 20th
Join Facebook Event here


LA 2016 Art Show Flyer Cropped   

2016 Five Keys Annual Art Show - Los Angeles
June 7th, 2016

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Zipper Hall, the Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join Facebook Event here


Interested in learning more about college programs, valuable resources, and training opportunities? Come down to the Five Keys Annual College and Career Fair to learn about many academic opportunities in the SF Bay Area!

Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00 - 2:00PM
564 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103
Facebook event page

See Flyer here

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