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Restoring Communities through Education
Five Keys was established by the SF Sheriff’s Department in 2003 as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail. Today Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for transitional-aged youth (TAY) and adults at 70 locations across California. Five Keys goal is to restore communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and communities’ needs - which in turn creates safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL education, cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional-aged youth and adults in six California counties.
San Francisco | Los Angeles | Alameda | San Mateo | Solano | San Bernardino
Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice Principles, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the following Five Keys:
Five Keys In The News
Mobile classroom bus will steer adults toward a diploma
Thousands of high school dropouts in San Francisco would like to return to the classroom, but for many, the short distance from home to an adult school might as well be a hundred miles given turf wars, gang ties or other safety concerns.
That’s the challenge described by local education leaders who will bring a classroom to those potential students in the unusual form of a revamped Muni bus stocked with computers, Internet access, and a teacher.