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Spanish language article: El diploma que transforma la vida de los reos (FOTOS)

La OpiniónJune 20, 2015
Jorge Morales Almada

Spanish language publication La Opinión covered the June 2015 Los Angeles Graduation of our In Custody Students in this article, "The Diploma that Transforms the Lives of the Incarcerated."

Read more here.

Five Keys Art Show Video

by Anthony Piscitella
Filmed 2012-2014, San Francisco

Each year Five Keys holds an Art Show featuring works from students both in custody and in the community.  This includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, as well as live performances of poetry, songs, and more.  

Check out the video of past years' shows here

Interested in attending? Join the event on Facebook!

New Five Keys Instructional Programs Newsletter: With Intention

June 1, 2015
Amerika Sanchez

Five Keys Announces the Inaugural issue of the Instructional Programs Newsletter: With Intention. Each month, a new issue will be published, highlighting issues/topics related to the world of teaching. Our goal is to represent voices and perspectives from the SF's charter school program, LA's charter school program and the CTE program in LA.

See the June issue here

Five Keys Charter School wins Pioneer Institute's 2015 Better Government Competition

May 26, 2015
Pioneer Institute Staff

Five Keys Charter School has been named the 2015 winner of the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research's Better Government Award. 

"Crime, policing and incarceration are at the forefront of the national consciousness," said Jim Stergios, Executive Director. "Pioneer Institute believes that criminal justice must mean more than taking criminals off the streets. Our 2015 Better Government Competition focuses on innovative ways to address over-incarceration, recidivism, crime lab processes and other areas of America's – and Massachusetts' – troubled criminal justice system."

Read more about this prestigious award here.

Five Keys Charter School named Finalist for the 2015 Harvard Innovations in Government Award (Video)

May 20, 2015
Steve Good and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Five Keys Charter School has been named as a finalist for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Ash Center's 2015 Innovations in American Government Award.  Watch our Executive Director Steve Good and San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi present to the committee on our school.


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

6th Annual Five Keys Art Show - San Francisco
June 16th, 2015

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 15th-July 31st
Join Facebook Event here


2nd Annual Five Keys Art Show - Los Angeles
June 10th, 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
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Local Control Accountability Plan - Public Notice
April 24, 2014
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