Downtown High School



Project-Based Learning

Downtown High School is located in the Potrero Hill Neighborhood of

San Francisco, California

Downtown High School is looking

for two math/science teachers.


Candidates need just one credential—secondary science or math (with CLAD), a Special Education credential, or a multiple subjects credential—and must be willing to develop curriculum for and teach both math and science at a high school level.


Downtown High School is a project-based continuation high school that looks to reengage students in their education by providing an alternative to traditional schooling. These jobs require passionate, energetic teachers who are champions of social justice with a commitment to teaching San Francisco’s most underserved youth.


DHS teachers must be strong collaborators as you will work with a partner teacher and mentors at the school to create thematic, project-based curriculum as well as organize field experiences and partnerships with community-based organizations. Please read our expectations for teachers and core tenets of project-based learning.


The two projects we are hiring for are:


Get Out And Learn (GOAL)

In GOAL, students get out of the classroom and onto the ropes course, into a pool, onto the bay to build and navigate boats, and deep into the wilderness for backpacking trips. Students learn math and science to understand and survive experiences outside of the classroom. The teacher should have a passion for the outdoors and getting the students into the field.


Student Participatory Action Research (SPAR)

In SPAR, students turn their focus onto their community and use science and math to understand the effects of social pressures, taking steps to make emancipatory changes. SPAR is a project in the process of changing based on the vision of new teachers; the specifics structures and curriculum can change to reflect the contributions of the new teacher. This teacher should have a passion for San Francisco and the issues students in the city face today.


If you're interested:


Please contact Principal Ellen Wong or Assistant Principal Todd Williams


Principal Ellen Wong:

Assistant Principal Todd Williams:

(415) 695-5860