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Published on Oct 23, 2012
The San Francisco Flex Academy, located in the heart of downtown in the city's former Press Club, is the original flex academy, opened during the 2010-11 school year. The school serves grades 9-12 and is now in its third year.Part of the 55,000-student San Francisco school district, it is overseen by a Board of Trustees for the Flex Public Schools, the nonprofit organization that oversees both the San Francisco and Silicon Valley academies. The school has breakout rooms as well as a large "flex" center where study carrels fill the room beneath crystal chandeliers. On a Monday afternoon in late September, students were quiet and focused as they scrolled through Wikipedia, typed essays, and worked through their online curriculum. In one carrel, a student worked on math problems; in the next, a student studied science. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/201... ____________________
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