San Leandro High School offers three unique Academy Programs; San Leandro Academy for Multimedia (SLAM), Social Justice Academy (SJA), and Academy for Business and Finance (ABF). Academies are built upon inter-disciplinary curriculum in a focused career-themed area. The purpose of the Academies is to help students excel through rigorous courses and introduce them to career options and paths for after high school. Academy Programs are structured so that participating students are in cohorts throughout the school day. Acceptance in an academy requires an application. To learn more about SLHS’s academies please visit the following links or contact your school academic counselor.
The San Leandro High School Academy for Business and Finance is a partnership between public education and the business community. The Academy is a three-year program that provides academic and technical training that prepares students for higher education and the workforce.
The Academy teachers meet daily to plan and to discuss the progress of students in order to provide maximum assistance and personal attention. The program’s partnership with local businesses, Eden Area ROP and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) enriches the business curriculum by providing insight into the training necessary for success in business. The business classes are held in the Academy’s computer lab, where students are trained in the use of standard business applications as well as all areas of Finance and Economics. Guest speakers, field trips, mentors and employment opportunities help to make this a unique program. Students in their three years will also be able to fundraise, and gain retail experience working in our newly opened student-run enterprise/ student store, “Pier 15 @ Pirate’s Cove”
The San Leandro Academy for Multimedia (SLAM) is a three-year digital-media academy program at San Leandro High School. We provide a school within a school atmosphere at a large public California High School.
Students in SLAM take academic courses such as English and Social Studies inside the academy as well as media classes. The coursework in all classes is aligned so that many projects are cross-curricular, meaning students are putting English and Social Studies content into the media they create.
The Social Justice Academy provides 10th to 12th-grade students with a forum to become the catalysts of social, political, and environmental change. The mission of the Social Justice Academy is to empower students to make positive changes in their communities. We intend to improve San Leandro, and to develop civic-minded leaders and lifelong learners who can be drawn on as a valuable source of active citizenship to support growth in San Leandro.
In combination with English and History classes that will utilize service-learning strategies to connect project-based learning with standards-based instruction, a series of specially designed electives allow the students to form partnerships with over 15 local and national community organizations. Students conduct needs assessments, eventually planning and implementing events that create positive change in San Leandro. SJA emphasizes the need to examine our own and other economic, social and political systems, and to be a source of new social ideas, dictated by the students’ interest and needs, as well as by the demands of society.