Counseling and Guidance

Serra's Guidance Department provides services to meet the academic, college, career, and personal counseling needs of each student. It is the department's goal to provide students at all levels with appropriate academic advising, to supply them with college and career information necessary for effective decision making, and to provide personal counseling as it relates to school performance.

Students are assigned a counselor according to his homeroom. Guidance counselors make daily contact with some of their assigned students in the group context of homeroom where important information applicable to every student is presented. Counselors monitor their assigned students' academic performance and initiate individual contact with students as the need arises. Faculty members, staff or parents may refer a young man to his counselor for consultation. Students are encouraged to initiate contact with their counselors as necessary. The guidance hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:45 a.m. to o 2:45 p.m.

Serra High School Collegeboard Code: 053180

Class of 2016 College Acceptance List

Four-Year College Attending List (2013-2016)

SCHOLARSHIPS

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For students at Serra, Naviance is the central tool for college research and planning. Students are introduced to Naviance during their freshman year and are provided a unique username and password. Parents are also provided their own username and password.

Over the course of four years, students are introduced to a variety of features in Naviance starting with the basic search tools and culminating in the organization of their college applications during senior year. Through Naviance, the Counseling Department periodically sends students and parents email newsletters containing timely and pertinent information.

Scholarship search on Naviance



FINANCIAL AID

FAFSA
All students applying for financial aid (including scholarships and loans) must complete this form.

CSS Profile
Many private schools require applicants to submit this form, in addition to the FAFSA. Check each college’s financial aid page for specific requirements.

California Student Aid Commission
Information about financial aid programs,
specifically for California residents.

Finaid
General clearinghouse for financial aid information.

Sallie Mae’s Education Investment Planner
A free, interactive tool that offers easy-to-follow guidance on paying for college.

COLLEGE BOUND ATHLETES

NCAA Eligibility Center
Any student interested in participating in Division I or II athletics should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of their junior year.

NCAA
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in the sport that you wish to participate in.

National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletes