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Five Keys Schools and Programs Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
School / School District
K-12 Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Originally established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (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 ... Read more

Mission: Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice Principals, Five Keys provides traditionally under-served communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY.

Five Keys Schools and Programs – Why Work For Us?

Five Keys works to restore communities through education and programs that respond to student and community needs. This, in turn, creates safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including high school diploma, jail-based job centers, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery programs, violence prevention, case management, correctional education consulting and college and career counseling in six California counties.  

Five Keys Schools and Programs Reviews

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    "Amazing Organization"

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    I have been working at Five Keys Schools and Programs full-time


    Continues to make adjustments to support teachers that go above and beyond anything I've seen in my long history of education.


    Compared to other educational institution, nothing!

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Five Keys Schools and Programs Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Five Keys Schools and Programs in February 2017.


    Interview did not go well. I studied the company website and woman made me feel as if whatever I read was not true. I also got a sense that the woman who did the interview is not very fluent with technology. She asked if I knew how to use Gmail to upload documents and I answered yes. She responded saying that not a lot of people know how to use it so it was okay to say that I didn't. This was a bit shocking. Towards the end of the interview she asked three times if I was able to pass a clearance. I answered yes three times and she also mentioned that family members would be looked into. I wonder if she was expecting to hear that my imaginary brother was a felon. I did not bother to write a thank you letter.

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Five Keys Schools and Programs Awards & Accolades

  • Innovations in American Government Award, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Governance, 2015
  • Smart on Crime Award, California Attorney General, 2015
  • Hart Vision Charter School of the Year, California Charter School Association, 2014
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