About Guidance Counseling & Serra's College & Career Center:
Junipero 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. A student may request to work with a counselor other than the one assigned by consulting with the Director of Guidance. 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.
Additionally, Junipero Serra operates a College & Career Center to help students with the process of selecting a college and preparing for life after college.
Please feel free to contact your son's counselor, if the need arises. The guidance hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Guidance Counseling Department Staff
Junipero Serra High School Collegeboard Code: 053180
Class of 2012 College Acceptance List
Four-Year College Attending List (2009-2012)
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 given a unique unsername and password. During their son’s Freshman year, parents are also given their own username and password. Over the course of their four years at Serra, 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. If a student or parent needs assistance with a username/password, please email Mrs. Ghidossi. firstname.lastname@example.org
College Counseling Links
"Steps to College" Newsletter
National Association of College Counselors
High School Planner
Collegeboard College Matchmaker
Colleges that Change Lives
Historically Black Colleges
National Catholic Colleges
Princeton Review "Best Fit College Search" - counselor-o-matic
W.U.E. - Western University Tuition Exchange Program
UC Campus Information
UC Eligibility Index
CSU Campus Information
CSU Eligibility Index
Exploring Majors through Assist
CSU Impacted Campuses and Programs
Database and search engine for all four-year
and community colleges in California.
Register for the SAT
Score Choice Policy for SAT
Colleges that require Subject Tests
Register for the ACT
Links to Online College Applications
Use this list to determine where each of your high school
courses should be entered on the UC and CSU applications.
University of California
California State University Mentor
All students applying for financial aid (including
scholarships and loans) MUST fill out this form.
Non-profit agency whose mission is to assist
families with financial planning for college
Many private schools require applicants to submit this form,
in addition to the FAFSA. Check each college’s Financial
Aid page for its specific requirements.
California Student Aid Commission
Information about financial aid programs
specifically for California residents.
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.
Scholarship Search on Naviance
Largest internet database for college scholarship information.
Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
A free resource that provides access to an award database that contains over 3 million scholarships worth over 16 billion dollars.
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.
Search for schools that field athletic teams
in the sport that you wish to participate in.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes
Student Information for Division III
Scholar Athlete Recruiting Information Night 2013
Summer Enrichment Programs
Summer Programs through Naviance