We are excited to have you attend JSerra Catholic High School! Below you will find such information as laptop options, placement reviews for Math and Science, and freshman course offerings to help you prepare for the upcoming school year. Please check back often as this page is updated regularly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JSerra Catholic High School offers busy families with options to assist in the transportation of their students to and from school each day. The Tranportation Program fees are for round trip to and from school daily. Please note that once enrolled in the program, if you should decide to withdraw from the program, there will be no refunds on your fees, no exceptions.
JSerra students must bring their own Windows-based laptops. No Apple devices are permitted. JSerra instructs students using Microsoft 365 applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The school provides Microsoft 365 to all current students.
Minimum Device Requirements
- Windows 10 operating system (no Apple/Mac devices)
- Intel Core i5 with at least 8th generation processor
- Tablet mode — Screen folds or separates from keyboard to allow the laptops to be used as a tablet
- Touch screen with digitizer pen
- 8 GB memory
- 128 GB hard drive (solid state or m.2 drive recommended)
- Wireless 802.11 A/C
Here are 4 examples of laptops that fit our criteria:
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4
- HP EliteBook 830 G6
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Laptop
You’re free to use other models that meet or exceed the criteria described above.
With the unprecedented coronavirus situation we are facing, we are taking every step possible to ensure that your son or daughter is placed correctly and that they have the best chance for success when they step foot on our campus. As a reminder, while your student may not be placed into an Honors course, all our classes are College Prep.
Although challenge exams were scheduled to take place in March 2020, we have determined that it would be most prudent to place students in courses according to their HSPT exam results. In this way, we can begin to work on our master schedule as quickly as possible. It is our intent to provide schedules to students and teachers in early June.
Additionally, we will extend the period for students to make level adjustments in the fall to account for any additional changes.
Algebra 2/2h Challenge Exam - june 22, 2020
Incoming freshmen who have taken Geometry in 8th grade and are interested in testing for Algebra 2 or 2H can do so on Monday, June 22. The test is also open for transfer students wanting to take Algebra 2 or 2H. The test will take 90 minutes. Any such student can sign up for a time slot here. Students must bring a pencil and a scientific calculator as the school will not provide one nor will students be allowed to share calculators. Phones and graphing calculators will not be allowed.
Please report to the Main Office Receptionist desk where the student will have their temperature taken before being able to report to the testing area in the Center Room. Any student exhibiting a fever will not be allowed to remain on campus. All students taking challenge exams should bring a mask which will need to be worn for the duration of their time on campus. Desks in the testing area will be spaced 6 feet apart and sanitized after each use. Hand sanitizer will also be available on campus for student usage.
The exam is comprised of 50% Algebra 1 and 50% Geometry.
Students must pass both the Algebra 1 and the Geometry portions to be placed into A2 or A2H. The Honors portion will be used solely for Honors placement. Please download the document below for a list of concepts to review.
Additional Course Information
We encourage all students and parents to review the Course Catalog online for additional information regarding all classes. This will be particularly important for those interested in taking a higher-level language class.
Please also note that priority for American Sign Language classes will be given to students in our Student Educational Resource Program (SERP).