The on-campus presence of the national child advocacy organization, the PTSA (Parent, Teacher & Student Association) is responsible for parent education and specific community activities, in addition to raising awareness and garnering support on local, state, and national levels. The mission of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families through volunteerism, education, communication, and advocacy.

The PTSA sponsors many community events- from campus beautification to monthly talks on subjects vital for families and students, often with featured guest speakers. The PTSA also provides information on current local, state, and national initiatives. 

Set an example of civic involvement for your high school student. Be part of the local, state, and national voice for children.  Support essential school programs. Vote on important issues affecting our school.  All are welcome to participate in PTSA activities, but only PTSA members are eligible to vote at PTSA meetings or elections. An Executive Board is elected annually and may serve for up to two years in a single Board position. All officers are volunteers, and represent Asawa SOTA at 2nd District PTA meetings.

The PTSA is a 501(c)3 non profit which has been a presence on the Asawa SOTA campus since 1989. It is governed by the most current by-laws, bi-annually renewed and filed with the California State PTA. Revenue sources consist of membership dues, donations, and merchandise sales. All financial information is public and voted on at every General Assembly meeting in an open forum.