Downtown High School offers project-based learning that emphasizes critical thinking skills across curricular areas. It provides education to more than 250 students in grades 9 through 12. Downtown High School conducts classes in various subjects, including English, math, science, social studies and language arts. Additionally, its special programs include Step-to-College with City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco State University. Downtown High School is located in San Francisco and is a part of the San Francisco Unified School District, which educates over 55,000 students in several county, charter and preschools.