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End of Year Testing Schedules

Spring 2014 Finals

AP Exams

Calendar Reminders

Spirit Week

Saturday, April 26th

Clean Up / Green Up - 9:00 to Noon

Saturday, May 10th

Annual Alumni Talent Show

Tuesday, May 13th

PTSA - End of year Celebration! - 6:30 -8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 28th

Move Up Ceremony - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 29th

Graduation Ceremony & Reception - 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Balboa Parents and Guardians

Register for a SchoolLoop parent account to keep track of your student's progress.

You can sign up for daily emails as well.

You will need your student's ID number which you can get from Ms Molly in the library.

Email me or call me in the library (415) 469-4098.


School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 


Tel: 469-4090 
Fax: 469-0859 

Kevin Peter Kerr, Principal

School Hours: 8:15AM-3:34PM 
Visitation Days: Call school for times/dates. 
Uniforms: no

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Lalo Castorena

Beloved Balboa Spanish and Art Teacher

Memorial in Balboa Auditorium Saturday, May 3rd

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Enter from Onondaga St.)

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 Rest in Peace



Come to the PTSA's last Green Up Clean Up for this school year, this Saturday, April 26th from 9am to 12noon.  All tools and refreshments will be provided.  If you bring a friend or family member, you can collect their hours into you... Continue
Posted by: Candace Anderson
Published: 4/24/14

Sessions on the New Assessment and Testing System
This spring, SFUSD students joined students across California and the United States to try out the new computer-based Smarter Balanced assessments, and beginning in the spring of 2015, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take these asessments to me... Continue
Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 4/23/14

Register Early for High School Summer School
Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer schools offer “a-g” courses for credit recovery and CAHSEE preparation, and Senior Graduation Summer School is available specifically for seniors who need gradu... Continue
Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 4/23/14

Congratulations to the Girls' Flag Football Team for their championship win last Saturday over the Galileo Lions! It was an exciting game with a come back run to tie the score in the closing seconds of the game and a touchdown in double overti... Continue
Posted by: Val C. Cubales
Published: 4/21/14

Visual Arts Summer Program FREE for Bay Area Youth
Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 14–21) Free 4-week visual arts  program for Bay Area youth! J uly 14–August 6, 2014.  M-F from 3pm-6pm MVS students le... Continue
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
Published: 4/21/14

Purchase a "Gay, fine by me" t-shirt for $5.00
Purchase and wear your "Gay, fine by me" t-shirt this Thursday for the "Day of Silence" and take a "Selfie for Silence" (quad at lunch) to pledge your support to end LGBTQQ harassment, bias and abuse in schools a... Continue
Posted by: Sara Spence
Published: 4/21/14

Robotics Competition @ Lawrence Hall of Science -- Sat & Sun, 4/26-27
The Robotics Team has been working tirelessly for the past 7 weeks to build a robot that will pick up wiffle balls and deliver them to the other side of a competition field better than two dozen other Bay Area teams.  I'm very proud of wh... Continue
Posted by: Michael Ferraro
Published: 4/21/14

GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL FINAL PAIRING SET The AAA/SF Section Girls Flag Football playoffs took place April 16 with Balboa downing Burton 12-0 and Galileo besting Lincoln 13-6.  The Buccaneers and Lions advance to the title game this Saturday, Apr... Continue
Posted by: Val C. Cubales
Published: 4/18/14

PAID Summer Internship for High School Students - Environmental Leadership
The Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM)  is a paid internship in environmental education and leadership for San Francisco and Marin High School Students.Through TEEM; participants discover their inner strengths as leaders, their ab... Continue
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
Published: 4/13/14

SFMOMA ARTALKS Panel Presentation
SFMOMA ARTalks: Artists Investigating the City Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:15 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Balboa High School/Auditorium In collaboration with CAST/Balboa High School, SFMOMA is pleased to present a multidisciplinary exploration of the wa... Continue
Posted by: Jeffry John Larson
Published: 4/13/14

CAST Showcase April 25th - Please help
There is a special event coming up for us in April. CAST was selected by the CA State Dept. of Education as one of four showcase sites for Arts, Media, Entertainment Career Technical Education Program. This is a great honor for us and we will be h... Continue
Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/11/14

Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Breakthrough San Francisco
Breakthrough San Francisco is a member of Breakthrough Collaborative, a national educational nonprofit that launches motivated middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college and encourages young professionals ... Continue
Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/8/14

Latina? Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math? Free LISTAS Conference for YOUTH
   Latinas In STEM To Achieve Success Conference 6-12 grade Saturday, April 26, 8:30am-3:30pm at Cañada College in Redwood City LISTAS will be hosting their first conference to encourage and motivate young Latinas into the fi... Continue
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin
Published: 4/6/14

Our Schools, Our Voices: Mapping the Way to Success!
Help shape SFUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan. We want to hear from you! The first two forums are scheduled for April 12 at Aptos Middle School and April 17 at 555 Franklin St. View the if you can't make it for the April 12 forum Continue
Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 4/1/14

Junior Senior Prom - Saturday, April 26th
Balboa Junior- Senior Prom Saturday April 26th Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf 555 North Point Street Ticket price:  $70.00 Balboa Student                       $75.00 ... Continue
Posted by: Candace Anderson
Published: 3/17/14

CCSF and Skyline Placement Test Information
Skyline College Test Dates: The Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) makes it easy for graduating high school seniors planning to enroll at Skyline College for the upcoming summer and fall terms CCSF Test Dates (EL and Native English attached): Continue
Posted by: Sara Spence
Published: 3/6/14

2014 Summer Guide
Posted by: Sara Spence
Published: 1/24/14

Get the Galleon!

Hey, Bucs!  This year's Galleon is going to be gorgeous, with tons of great pictures of all the people and events that make BHS so wonderful.  It's $45 until April 28th, so get it before it goes up to $50.  You know you're going to want one, and copies are selling fast!  If you don't have the money right away, you can just make a deposit and pay the rest when you can.  Checks should be made payable to Balboa High School.  If you have any questions, email Ms. Turnbull or come by room 320. 

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Balboa Junior- Senior Prom
Saturday April 26th
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf
555 North Point Street

Ticket prices: 

$70.00 Balboa Students

$75.00 Guest (non- Balboa student coming with a Balboa student)

Don't forget to fill out permission slip and get parent's signature before buying your ticket.

Balboa Student/Staff Book Group 

is currently reading

More Than This

by Patrick Ness

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Meeting Tuesday, 5/6

at Lunch in the Library

All welcome  - Pick up a copy and join us!

Free Online Test Prep

Free online test prep from SFPL. You will need your SFPL card number and PIN.  Here's a how-to do it!