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The number of applications we have received for the 2021-2022 academic year has reached record-breaking levels, which is why we highly suggest that prospective families apply as early as possible.

Please submit your application as soon as possible to put yourself in the strongest position for admission, financial grants, magnet programs, and course selection.

How to Apply

As you follow the steps below that outline our application process, you may have a few questions! Feel free to reach out to JSerra Admssions for assistance before and during the application process. Contact us at 949.493.9307 Ext. 2 or admissions@jserra.org.

Complete Your Application Online

Please create an account on SchoolAdmin to begin the application process. SchoolAdmin is also where you will be able to track your application. The fee to apply is $65.

JSerra is now accepting applications for the fall of 2022.

Request and/or Upload Transcripts

Please request transcripts from your school’s registrar, then upload them in PDF format through SchoolAdmin. Transcripts must include all middle school grades up through the first semester/trimester of 8th grade.

Things You Will Need:

Request Teachers and Administrator Recommendations

Please use your SchoolAdmin account to send requests to your recommenders. JSerra requires the following recommendations:

  • Math Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • Administrator (Principal/Dean/Counselor)

Things You Will Need:

  • Email address for your Math Teacher
  • Email address for your English Teacher
  • Email address for your Administrator

Apply for a Financial Grant

Complete the online FACTS application. The FACTS priority application deadline is February 1, 2022.

For more information on grants, visit our Tuition and Grants page.

Things You Will Need:

  • 2020 Tax Returns and 2021 W-2s

Take the HSPT – January 15 & 29, 2022


All incoming 9th grade applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as part of the application process. The HSPT primarily serves as a tool for course placement.

Applicants must submit an application prior to registering for the HSPT. If you have not yet applied, click below to create an account and apply. If you have already applied, click below to log in to your account and register for the HSPT.

APplicant portal

The HSPT takes place on Saturday, January 15, 2022 as well as Saturday, January 29, 2022.  Please choose a date that best fits your schedule.

This year JSerra will be offering the High School Placement Test (HSPT) with limited capacity. We will be offering the test to applicants on campus in small pods utilizing health screening and social distancing. Once you have completed your online application, you can sign up for a date using the link below. If you plan to take the HSPT at an alternative location, please let us know and request that results be shared with JSerra.


JSerra applicants can sign up for our Mock HSPT on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Space is limited, and priority will be given to students who have already submitted an application, so please apply before signing up.

APplicant portal

JSerra has also partnered with TestPrepGurus to offer a three-week online prep course for students who may be interested in getting additional support prior to our exams in January.



If your student is interested in applying for a Magnet Program, please click on the link below to apply and take note of the deadlines for each application:

Program Magnet Priority Application Deadline Decision Date Contract Return Deadline
Arts January 15, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 15, 2022
Business January 15, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 15, 2022
Engineering January 15, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 15, 2022
Law January 15, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 15, 2022
Medical April 1, 2022 May 31, 2022 June 27, 2022
The application process was made particularly easy thanks to the Admissions team. They were always so helpful any time I called or emailed them with questions!
Nicole N., Parent
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