San Francisco's Metro High charter school merges with another campus 

click to enlarge Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School, which had 132 students, merged with nearby City Arts and Technology High School. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
  • Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School, which had 132 students, merged with nearby City Arts and Technology High School.

A charter school located in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood quietly closed its doors this month and merged with another school 4 miles west to preserve money.

Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School, which is operated by Envision Education, asked the San Francisco Unified School District to approve the closure and merger at Tuesday's meeting. The SFUSD acts as the financial agency for Metro High to obtain state funding, but the district has no control over the school.

Metro High merged with City Arts and Technology High School, located in the Excelsior district. City Arts also is operated by Envision Education.

Metro had an enrollment of 132 students, according to its website, while City Arts has 409 students.

At its May 6 meeting, Envision's board of directors said it was not feasible to run both schools. While the decision is financial, the minutes of the meeting state that it will allow for an improvement of student and staff culture by providing "one school identity."

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