New Student Information - Class of 2025 and Transfer Students
New Family Welcome Social
(Socially Distant and Masks Required!)
For our newly enrolled students and their families!
Please join us for an information gathering designed to provide you with everything you need to know to begin your Salesian journey.
Salesian College Preparatory
Wednesday, April 21
3:30pm - 5:30pm*
- Placement Tests
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Laptop Program
- Family Service Program (FSP)
- Health Form (Due August 2, 2021)
- International Student - Host Family Opportunity
- Salesian Attire & Online Store
- Smart Tuition
- Student Dining
- Student Life
- Visual and Performing Arts Electives
To ensure students are set up for success, Salesian requires placement tests for students seeking classes above their grade level. Students who test in the top 25% on the High School Placement Test are automatically placed in English Honors. Please review your student’s acceptance paperwork as they have received notification of honors eligibility in their packet. World Language Readiness Exam (Spanish and French)
Who should consider taking this exam?
Incoming students for the fall of 2021 who have studied Spanish or French or who have competency in either language or wish to be placed in an advanced world language class. Students must register to take this exam
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Place: Virtual assessment via Zoom (Remote exam details will be emailed to registered families)
Accelerated Math Readiness Exam
Who should consider taking this exam?
Incoming students for the fall of 2021 who have completed a full year of Algebra and wish to be placed in an accelerated math class.
- Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
- TIme: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
- Place: This exam will take place in person at Salesian College Prep. All students will be socially distanced and are required to wear a mask at all times.
Registration is required.
For questions regarding Placement Exams, please contact the Admissions Office, Rebecca Mangle, Registrar & Admissions Coordinator, email@example.com or Christina Karabinis, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students at Salesian College Preparatory (SCP) are required to have a laptop (Windows, Mac, or Chromebook) for the 2021 - 2022 school year.Students are required to have a laptop with at least the following minimum specifications:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 or higher, with Solid State Hard Drive or Mac OS 10.14.3 (Mojave) or higher
Memory: 8GB or higher
Storage: 256GB or higher
Wi-Fi: 802.11g/5GHz compatibility or higher
Bluetooth: 3.0 or higher internal microphone
Warranty: Extended warranty that includes damage protection (recommended)
Any additional questions can be directed to our IT Assistant, Oscar Ruiz (email@example.com).
Salesian College Preparatory has established a Family Service Program (FSP) as an avenue for families to be involved with school events by volunteering, financial support, and community building. Without family support, many of the school’s events would not happen. Each family is expected to offer volunteer service throughout the school year.
FSP requirements for each family (not per student) are:
(FSP 1) Work at one large event - all day or evening (i.e., Project Santa, Crab Feed, Service Day Driver, Golf Tournament and dinner, Athletic Booster all-day events, etc.)
(FSP S2) Work at least one other event or activity (i.e., Dance, Sporting Event)
Attend ONE grade-level evening meeting per year:
9th Grade: Meeting with School Counselor, Mr. David Franklin: October
10th Grade: Meeting about adolescents and drug/alcohol use: November
11th Grade: Meeting with Guidance Director, Mr. Jack Stevens, College Counseling: September
12th Grade: Senior Parent Meeting regarding Graduation activities: February
FSP service opportunities include activities such as:
Athletic Events: Booster Club – Fall, Winter and Spring sporting events, gate, parking, CYO track meets, concession – Snack Shack, set-up, clean-up, etc.
School Events: Set-up, clean-up, dances, chaperone, drivers for Service Day, work at the Crab Feed, Welcome Dinner, Homecoming BBQ, Alumni events, Senior class reception, class retreats, Golf Tournament and Dinner, Project Santa, class dinners, Mother’s Day Mass and Brunch, etc.
Parents/Guardians are required to register on-line to the Family Service Program by the 1st day of school in August (see website for details). All financial assistance from Salesian (including scholarships) will be put on hold until FSP registration is completed. There is an “Opt Out Fee” option for families who decline to participate in FSP and agree to pay $500 instead.
*Please note: It is solely the responsibility of the parent/guardian to actively pursue (FSP) volunteer opportunities at Salesian.
All new students attending Salesian College Preparatory are required to have a physician’s examination and to present verification of their immunization record. The completed form must be presented to the school before the student is allowed to attend class in the fall.
SCP is an International school and we have hosted students from ten different countries. There are opportunities for families who are interested in hosting an international student. To learn more about hosting a student and to find out about the monthly stipend, please email Christina Karabinis at firstname.lastname@example.org.At the start of the 2021-2022 School Year, Salesian College Preparatory will continue to admit international students to our school. This program is in partnership with a firm that organizes the homestay component. We anticipate five students in grades 9-11, all of whom will need homestay families.
As we look forward to the next year we will need families to ensure that all our international students have a home to live in.
For your consideration, host families will receive a monthly stipend. In return, host families will provide meals, transportation to and from school and events, a bedroom for each student, and wireless internet connection. In addition, host families will be required to complete the Safe Environment training program and a background screening. Medical insurance, uniforms and other campus expenses are covered through the tuition and fees paid by the families of the international students.
If this program is of interest to you and you wish to receive more information and details, please email me as soon as possible.
(510) 234-4433 ext. 1416
The faculty and administration of Salesian College Preparatory believe that appropriateness in attire has a positive influence on student work and that it enhances the learning environment for all involved. Details about the Salesian College Prep dress code will be shared during our New Family Night event.
- The school uniforms should be purchased online through Land’s End.
- Click on ‘Find My School’ and register your student(s) to create an account.
BSN Sideline Sports
- Additional apparel options are available on our completely customized BSN Sideline Store.
- The Salesian Sideline Store allows students, staff, families, alumni, and fans alike to purchase and customize Salesian Swag from their favorite sport or club with a special section for our alumni!
Spirit Wear by the Booster Club
- Support our Booster Club with a purchase of a hoodie, crew neck, t-shirt and more.
Catering by Marijane provides a wide variety of delicious, healthy and affordable meal options to students during break and lunch.
Daily healthy menu options include salads, wraps, sandwiches and pastas. To learn more, visit the link below.
There is never a dull moment in the life of a Salesian student. From clubs and sports teams to international trips and service opportunities, Salesian students have endless opportunities to be active and grow as individuals. Explore the many religious, co-curricular and service activities that students can participate in! Athletics
Salesian College Preparatory has a well-deserved reputation as the “Home of Champions.” Since 2000, the Salesian Athletic Program has earned four California State Titles, six NorCal Championships, 27 North Coast Section Team Championships, seven North Coast Section Individual Championships and 78 League Championships. The Salesian Pride field 15 teams across 13 sports with 25 competition levels (Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman) across 3 seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring).
Salesian offers a variety of classes and activities for students who want to be creative. Get involved in a theatrical performance, join our popular choral group, Story and Song, discover the world of music in our school band, or express yourself through dance or art.
Campus Ministry Team (CMT) members express, through their faith-based emphasis on service, our Salesian commitment to serve youth and those in need. CMT students are the heart of many of our school’s community- focused activities. Such events include community toy-drives, fundraisers for international relief causes, and local events for children in the community.
Over 40 clubs are offered at Salesian College Preparatory and reflect the diverse nature of our student population - enabling students to follow their passion in different areas of interest. New clubs are formed by students each year! Club Day takes place during the first few weeks of school so students can sign up. Clubs include Habitat for Humanity, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventures, Junior State of America (JSA), Debate, Art, and Robotics to name a few.
In order to instill in our students the importance of volunteerism and investing in one’s community and giving back, each of our students must fulfill their personal service commitments throughout the academic year.
Student Leadership and Ministry (SLAM)
At Salesian College Preparatory, SLAM is the collective form of student leadership and ministry. The mission of SLAM is to create a culture for good, a lever to serve the greater school community. By working together, SLAM members encourage spirit and cohesiveness throughout the entire school.
Salesian has once again committed to provide a van shuttle transportation service for the upcoming school year. Your student can look forward to being picked up in one of our Salesian vans every morning and afternoon.
VPA Electives Now Available to Freshmen!
We are thrilled to announce that beginning with the 2021-2022 school year all Freshmen students will have the opportunity to enroll in a Visual & Performing Arts elective course.
Courses open to Freshmen for the first time include:
Please look out for an email in the coming weeks to sign up for the elective of your choice. For more information regarding course descriptions, please visit our website www.salesian.com/academics and review the course catalog.