• About SFS

    Santa Fe South Schools is a fully accredited public charter school district serving students from Pre-K through 12th grades. Operational since 2001, SFS serves students from the Oklahoma City Public School District attendance area. Student enrollment totals approximately 2,100 with almost 800 in High School, 600 in Middle School, and 700 in Elementary School. Oklahoma City Public Schools authorizes our Middle and High School operations while the Elementary charter is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma. We are the largest comprehensive charter school in the state and one of the largest in the region. We are a tuition-free public institution, and there are no testing or other requirements for admission other than to be a student in the OKCPS district. We hold a lottery each year for open positions and admission is awarded on a randomly-chosen basis.

    Santa Fe South Schools strives to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning and provides opportunities to prepare students from the Oklahoma City metro area to thrive in a complex, competitive, and culturally-pluralistic society.

    At SFS, students are provided with a challenging academic program through an expanded and rigorous curriculum that emphasizes college prep habits, the development of social responsibilities, lifelong skills, and self-confidence. We diligently work to meet the needs of all of our learners, offering full services for English Language Learners as well as students who are on Individualized Education Plans. Comprehensive tutoring and after-school programs offer additional opportunities for our students to be able to meet their academic goals.

    Our concurrent enrollment/early college admission model provides a tremendous opportunity for students to begin their college coursework as early as the summer following their sophomore year. Students in this program routinely complete a full year of college credit prior to their high school graduation and some may earn enough to complete their Associates Degree in this same timeframe. We also operate the very successful Alpha credit recovery program. For students who have fallen behind or are just returning in search of a high school diploma, Alpha has proven to be a powerful opportunity.


He Named Me Malala

November 13, 2015

Santa Fe South Middle School was awarded a grant to go see the documentary, "He Named Me Malala"! This is a video of our experience and to thank our generous donors! 


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Administrators share the “SFS Culture” with China

October 26, 2015


Mr. Chris Brewster, Superintendent, and Mr. Lance Seeright, High School Principal, of Santa Fe South Public Charter School in south Oklahoma City are in China for two weeks sharing best educational practices with some of the finest common schools and educators in major Chinese cities. The trip was coordinated through the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma and Santa Fe South’s own Xuemei Yan, Chinese/ELL instructor and President of Oklahoma Chinese Language Teachers Association. Mr. Brewster stated, “I am excited about and appreciative of the opportunity and look forward to building strong relationships with partner schools and institutions in China.”

SFS Pathways Middle College Doubles Enrollment

October 9, 2015


Santa Fe South Pathways Middle College enrollment has more than doubled since last year, serving 185 students this year in comparison to 89 students in 2014. This is due to extensive recruiting, said Pathways Middle College Director Christopher McAdoo.


Pathways Middle College is a high school housed on the third floor of the Main Building. McAdoo said it provides students with the opportunity to enroll in college courses while still taking high school classes — known as concurrent for dual credit enrollment — so students can get a high school diploma and associate degree all in one place.

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OKC's charter schools have earned funding for facilities

July 26, 2015


IN the private sector, success is rewarded and failure is penalized. But in the realm of public education, schools demonstrating the greatest success educating challenging student populations  are often given the least financial support. It’s time for that to change.


When Santa Fe South Charter School was launched in 2001 in south Oklahoma City, classes were held in a church basement. Today, the school continues to use facilities never intended as classrooms. Superintendent Chris Brewster notes one recent addition was previously a dance hall.

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