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CAST ACADEMY + GAME DESIGN ACADEMY: BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL

CA Department of Education Designated Model/Demonstration Site and Regional Resource for Arts, Media, Entertainment Career Technical Education Pathways in California

This is site provides an overview of the exemplary AME programs, projects, and resources developed at Balboa over the last decade. Staff and school administrators are available for support and consulting about best practices for AME/ CTE and California Partnerships Academies.


Site visits are available with appointments (suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 closures).

 

OUR STORY

Since opening our doors, we’ve been committed to helping students pursue a career they love. CAST and Game Design Academy at Balboa High School provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success. Browse through our site to learn more about what we have to offer.

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AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

Courses & Classes

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ANIMATION

Hands-On Learning

With our Full-Time Program, students can experience CAST and Game Design Academy at Balboa High School exactly how they want. If at any point you decide you’d like to join a different program, give us a call or drop by our administration office.

AUDIO PRODUCTION

Join us

CAST and Game Design Academy at Balboa High School offers several convenient options in order to accommodate to our students’ busy lives. To hear more about how we can cater to your needs, contact our administration office to schedule a meeting.

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GAME DESIGN

Growing Together

Our Summer Intensive is ideal for students looking to take their skills and career to a new level. Get in touch today to request application materials, schedule a tour or bring any questions to our team.

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MEDIA ARTS

Growing Together

Our Summer Intensive is ideal for students looking to take their skills and career to a new level. Get in touch today to request application materials, schedule a tour or bring any questions to our team.

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OUTSIDE LEARNING EXPERIENCES/INTERNSHIPS

Growing Together

Our Summer Intensive is ideal for students looking to take their skills and career to a new level. Get in touch today to request application materials, schedule a tour or bring any questions to our team.

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COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Successful Collaborations

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ADOBE

Adobe Youth Voices/Education

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BAVC (BAY AREA VIDEO COALITION)

Outside Learning/Internship/Mentoring

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BINDLESTIFF STUDIO SF

Young Playwrights Project

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CANVA

Collaboration/Product Development

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SFMOMA EDUCATION

Young Curators Project

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ZYNGA

Game Design Academy Pilot Program

 

CAST AND GAME DESIGN ACADEMY AT BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

CA Department of Education Regional Model/Demonstration Site for Arts, Media, Entertainment Career Technical Education

Since 2014 Balboa High School and the CAST and Game Design Academy have been recognized as one of eight model Arts, Media, Entertainment Career Technical Education school sites in California who demonstrate model implementation of program best practices and standards. These eight sites are responsible for supporting the California Department of Education in professional development needs, technical and curriculuar support to other programs in the region.

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LEOUNDAKIS CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND DESIGN RENOVATION ALMOST COMPLETED!!

August 7th, 2020

After two years, and a $1.5 million dollar CTE facilities grant to support CAST Academy and the Balboa Community, Balboa's LCID Space (the former art wing) will be completing renovation this fall, with new broadcast facilities, and collaborative design and maker spaces.


We are very excited as this is the culmination of nearly seven years of work by Balboa teachers, administrators, community organizations, industry partners, alumni, and SFUSD! We look forward to when we can meet again in person and celebrate this new chapter in Balboa's history.

DISTANCE LEARNING CHALLENGES AHEAD!!

AUGUST 10, 2020

Balboa High School staff and administration are hard at work preparing to make the most of distance learning, and preparing to make innovative adjustments to content and delivery, but will work hard to support and maintain high standards for all students.

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“Creativity takes courage”

Henri Matisse

 
 

CONTACT

For more information, AME/CTE technical support, or to visit our programs contact us:

1000 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

Jeff Larson: larsonj@sfusd.edu

(415) 469-4090