For Some San Francisco Students, the Classroom is a Bus

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Inside a school bus classroom created by Five Keys Charter High School.  (Photo: Eugene Riley and Chris Shurn for The California Sunday Magazine)

Five Keys Schools and Programs began in 2003 in the San Francisco County Jail as the first charter school for incarcerated adults in the country. Its latest project, in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood, is a traveling classroom — in the form of a refurbished city bus, painted lime green. The bus, called the “Mobile Self-Determination Project,” is equipped with teachers, desks and a library, and caters to adults seeking a high school diploma or GED. Two Five Keys staff members join Forum to talk about the program, which was featured recently in The California Sunday Magazine.


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Steve Good, executive director, Five Keys Schools and Programs

Shelia Hill, community ambassador, Five Keys Schools and Programs