• To be considered for placement at Asawa SOTA students must audition
  • Due to the overwhelming demand for placement at Asawa SOTA, applicants will have ONE opportunity to audition
  • Applicants may NOT re-audition
  • Applicants may apply and audition for ONE art department
  • Accepted Asawa SOTA students agree to participate in their art department all FOUR (4) years
  • Applicants must be San Francisco residents in order to apply and must continue to reside in San Francisco while attending Asawa SOTA
  • Applicants to 10th, 11th, or 12th grade will ONLY be considered if space is available
  • Priority is offered to incoming 9th graders


  • All applicants applying to Asawa SOTA must also apply to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)
  • Asawa SOTA and SFUSD have separate application processes and required documentation
  • Asawa SOTA application packets must be returned to the Main Office at 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco
  • SFUSD applications are returned to the Educational Placement Center (EPC) at 555 Franklin, Room 100, San Francisco or to your SFUSD public school


  • To be eligible for an audition, you must return an application packet to the Asawa SOTA Main Office at 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco
  • A complete Asawa SOTA application packet includes 3 or 4 pieces

    1) Application - complete online and print PDF file from your email
    2) Recommendation - completed by someone who can speak to your artistic potential
    3) Student Essay - (1-2 pages) tell us how art has helped you build your world view
    4) Portfolio - required for applicants to Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Media + Film, Spoken Arts, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts
  • Application packet + portfolio must be hand-delivered to the Asawa SOTA Main Office
  • Application packets are due no later than Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM - no exceptions


  • Auditionees may audition ONCE for ONE art department only
  • Auditionees must select one of two audition dates - Saturday, February 2, 2019 or
    Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • No RE-AUDITIONS - no exceptions
  • Auditions are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis