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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 admissions@jserra.org.

FAQ FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

Incoming Freshmen Advisement Presentation

TRANSPORTATION

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.

 

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LAPTOP OPTIONS

Students are required to purchase their own laptops. This means students can select their systems of choice by ordering online or going to stores such as Best Buy, Costco, Dell, Gateway, Fry’s, and Microcenter.

 

All students must use a PC-based system. JSerra will teach through the standard Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) software. Microsoft Office 365 is provided by the school. (Thus, no Apple products.)

 

Laptops must have touchscreens with a digitizer pen. This will allow students to fully realize the goals of the school’s Technology Plan. Laptops with tablet capability will help make learning more interactive in the classroom and will have the ancillary benefit of reducing the use of paper on campus.

 

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

In terms of the specific device requirements, they are as follows:

  • PC-based (no Apple/Mac devices)
  • Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5 or comparable
  • Tablet mode (e.g., screen folds or separates to allow the laptop to be used as a tablet)
  • Touchscreen with a digitzer pen
  • 8 GB memory
  • 128 GB hard drive
  • Webcam
  • Wireless 802.11 A/C

EXAMPLE LAPTOPS

Examples of models with currently listed prices that meet requirements include:

  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga
  • HP Elite Book 360
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Other models can be used as long as the above parameters are met.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email help.desk@jserra.org.

Incoming Transfer Student Advisement Presentation

Challenge Exams

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.

 

Math Challenge Exam - July 2020

We will hold a Challenge Exam for Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 Honors some time in July 2020. The date will be announced once we have deemed it safe to hold an exam on-campus.

 

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.

 

DOWNLOAD CONCEPTS

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).

Q&A Parent Meeting with Counseling - April 30, 2020

Q&A Parent Meeting with Counseling - April 28, 2020