- Aeries Grading System
- College Guidance Resources
- College Scholarships and Summer Program Resources
- iPads: For Freshmen and New Transfer Students
- Senior Students
- Summer Reading and Text Books Lists
- Student Dining - The Cafe
- The Sentinel (Online Student News)
- Uniforms and Appearance Dress Code
- Student-Athlete Forms and Resources
- Student Activities
- College Applications
- Timeline for College Admissions
- College Entrance Testing
- Career Exploration
- College Websites
- Letters of Recommendation
- Naviance College Search Program
Please take note that for all college applications:
- UC has a filing period from November 1 until November 30th.
- CSU has a “priority filing period” of October 1 until November 30th.
- Private and out-of-state universities have different deadlines. Check the application carefully and apply on time.
- UC requires personal insight questions. Be sure to have someone else proof read your reponses.
Many private universities require a personal essay and letter of recommendation. Ask a teacher and/or counselor to write a recommendation. Give them at least two weeks notice to complete the letter. Complete a “Senior Questionnaire” to provide the writer more detailed information about you. The Senior Questionnaire is available in the Guidance Office.
Salesian College Preparatory CEEB code: 052-637
- University of California
- California State University
- California State University Mentor Program
- California Private/Independent Colleges
- California Community College Information
- College Community Transfer Agreements
- College Options in California
- Common Application
Timeline for College Admissions
- Begin general research on colleges and universities
- Take PSAT in October
- First college visitation period. During spring break, visit local colleges or take a trip to tour campuses out of town. You can call in advance to schedule a tour.
- Sign up for SAT and/or ACT.
- Take first SAT Reasoning and/or ACT (with optional writing for UC)
- Attend “East Bay College Connection” College Fair
- Second college visitation period
- Request information from colleges for application
- Research scholarship opportunities on-line
- Prepare drafts for college essays/personal statements
- Third college visitation period
- Take SAT Reasoning, ACT (plus writing), and/or SAT Subject Tests
- Write college essay/personal insight question responses
- Begin UC Application www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions (cannot send in until November)
- Out-of-State Colleges: Visit the college’s website and/or campuses for applications
- Complete the FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov starting Oct. 1st
- CSU’s: Apply on-line at www.csumentor.edu starting Oct. 1st; due Nov. 30th
- Visit college campuses on October school holiday
- Attend “College Application Workshop for Seniors” at Salesian
- Meet with college reps on campus (announced in Daily Bulletin)
- Begin Early Action Private school applications, most at www.commonapp.org
- Send in UC application on-line starting Nov. 1st; due Nov. 30th
- Attend “Financial Aid for College Night” in November
- Take the SAT Reasoning and/or ACT (plus writing), if necessary
- Colleges will send financial aid packages
- Make final decisions for college attendance. Most colleges will require a decision and deposit by May 1st
Click HERE for printable copy of this information
College Entrance Testing
- The Guidance Department recommends that students take a SAT or ACT test during the spring of their junior year and again in the fall of their senior year. Both tests are acceptable for college admissions.
- Register online at http://www.sat.org/register or http://www.actstudent.org/.
- The school code for Salesian College Preparatory is 052-637.
- Students who are considering applying to a UC are no longer required to take the SAT Subject Tests. Many UC’s will consider the tests “value added” to the application. Visit UC's admissions page to see a comprehensive list of the campus recommendations. If math is chosen, the student must take Math Level 2.
- Students should register early for tests as they will have a better chance of getting their first choice of test center (Salesian College Preparatory is not a test center).
- All testing should be completed no later December of senior year.
- Seniors: Check out “Important Dates” for registration deadlines and testing dates.
- Standardized Testing and Test Prep
- Free Test Prep: http://number2.com/
Students complete a career interest and skills survey with their academic counselor during an individual meeting in the sophomore year. The surveys are saved in the student's Naviance account for future reference. Students can access their Naviance account from home to update their career and college ideas.
Letters of Recommendation
Senior Students: Please complete the Student "Brag" Sheet prior to asking your teacher or counselor for a Letter of Recommendation. If you have a specific form that must be completed, be sure to fill out the top portion entirely and sign your name if required. Your recommendation may not be completed in time if you do not fill out your portion of the form.
Naviance Connection is a web-based college and career planning service designed for students and their families to provide useful information for college and career decisions. Salesian counselors are able to track and assess data about each student’s coursework and college and career plans.
- Financial Aid Sources
- Financial Aid Applications
- Financial Aid Websites
- Scholarships and Summer Programs
- Scholarship Tips
Financial Aid Sources for College
National and local scholarships are available to high school seniors each year. Information may be available from various websites.
Every college has a financial aid office which helps students find grants, loans, scholarships and work study programs.
State of California:
The Cal Grant program awards grants that help pay tuition costs for California students going to a California public or independent college.
Request information from the Financial Aid office at the college you will attend about loans that are available to parents and students. Some families take out equity line loans on their homes.
The Pell Grant program provides funds for low-income students to attend college.
Financial Aid Applications
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- All colleges want this form completed as soon as possible after October 1 during the student's senior year.
- The Guidance Department will have copies of the FAFSA worksheet in December.
- FAFSA is required in order to qualify for federal financial aid programs.
- No fee is necessary to complete the form. The FAFSA is a “free” form and can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov
California Grant Application and Grade Verification
- If you are going to a California college, you will be considered for Cal Grant if you complete the FAFSA.
- You do not need to complete the GPA Verification Form. The Guidance Department will submit GPA verifications electronically for all Salesian College Preparatory seniors.
Individual College Financial Aid Applications and/or the CSS Profile
- The CSS Profile is needed by some private colleges. There is a fee for this service. Some colleges have their own financial aid application in addition to the CSS Profile.
- Students need to contact individual college financial aid offices for their supplemental applications.
- Check all deadlines carefully to submit your applications on time.
- Usually there is no charge for an individual college’s financial aid application.
Financial Aid Workbook and the Web
- One of the best sources of financial aid information is the “Financial Aid Workbook” published each year by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). This workbook explains how to apply for federal and state financial aid opportunities including grants, loans, and work-study programs. You can receive a copy of this free workbook from the Guidance Center in November or on the CSAC website, www.csac.ca.gov
Financial Aid for College Workshop” offered by Salesian College Preparatory
- A workshop will be held in November. Review the school calendar for exact date.
- Guest speaker will discuss the types of financial aid available and provide tips for completing the FAFSA form.
Financial Aid Websites
www.fastweb.com - Free Scholarship & College Search
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships - College Board Scholarship Section
www.cappex.com/scholarships - Variety of Scholarships, including Merit Aid
www.csac.ca.gov/ - California Student Aid Commission
www.finaid.org - Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
www.scholarships.com - Free Scholarship Search & Financial Aid Information
www.simpletuition.com/resource - Tuition Aid
www.studentaid.ed.gov - Everything you need to know about Federal Student Aid Programs
www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm - Student award and search aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov - Free app. For fed student aid
African American Students
Asian American Students
On Monday, August 21, 2017, new Salesian students will attend a brief iPad orientation session in order to best prepare for their first full day of classes on Tuesday. By the end of the orientation session, all attendees will be expected to have completed the items below. Prior to the 21st, please complete as many items as possible.
Click HERE for links to the following:
● Have an established Apple ID ( See Link )
○ A personal ( not shared ) Apple ID is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ( See Link )
○ Using your Salesian email as your Apple ID is NOT RECOMMENDED
● Have a form of payment attached to the Apple ID ( See Link )
○ Use Family Sharing to share family purchases and maintain control over
student spending ( See Link )
○Set Up or sign into iCloud ( See Link )
○ A personal ( not shared ) iCloud account is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
○ Turn on iCloud Backup (Recommended) ( See Link )
○ iCloud provides 5GB of free storage space
○ iTunes Backups are another option ( See Link )
○ This is one of your best defenses in case of loss or theft
● Download the following apps:
○ iBooks (Free)
○ Google Drive
○ Google Docs
○ Google Slides
○ Google Sheets
○ Google Classroom
○ Notability ($7.99)
■ View and perform the tasks outlined in the “Welcome” note
■ Establish a backup solution in the app settings
● Purchase a case for the iPad. All iPads must have a case at all times.
○ Otterbox , Griffin , and Gumdrop all make cases that provide excellent protection.
Shop around to find the best deals. Whatever you choose, your best bet is to make
sure it covers the front, the back, and the corners.
Salesian Seniors! Below, you will find links for all things related to this year, including the Senior Parent Guidebook, the Calendar, Senior Tribute Ads, and other relevant Senior News. Please contact the main office if you have any questions regarding calendar dates; contact Mr. Ruiz, Yearbook Moderator at email@example.com for questions about Senior Yearbook Tribute Ads.
Summer Reading and Assignments 2017
Please see the links below for all Reading Assignments and Textbook Lists.
TBD - Sophomores: English II Honors - Summer 2017 Reading Assignment
Marijane Ricchiuto is a Salesian alumni parent of three. Salesian College Preparatory has been a major part of her life for many years. Her catering business, Catering by Marijane, provides a wide variety of delicious, healthy and affordable meal options to students.
Daily healthy menu options include salads, wraps, sandwiches and pastas.
Salesian College Preparatory Lunch Punch Cards
School lunches cost $6. School lunch punch-cards can be purchased at a discounted price of $55 and include 10 school lunches. Lunch punch-cards are available for purchase in the morning or at lunch time in the cafeteria during school hours by either cash or check (payable to Catering by Marijane).
Punch Card Benefits
- Save $5.00 by purchasing a card.
- Lunch punch card meals includes a sandwich, pasta, salad, or lunch entrée with a water, fountain drink, or juice.
- There is a special “fast track” line for students using their card so they can get through line faster!
- Lunch punch cards are like cash - no replacement cards.
- Returned check fee is $25.00.
- If you have any questions about student dining or the lunch punch-card, please contact Marijane directly: Marijane Ricchiuto at (510) 234-4433 x1407 or (510) 506-3232, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress Code Guidelines
Students are expected to be in approved Salesian Dress Code Monday through Thursday while on campus. Relaxed dress code is allowed on Fridays (also known as Pride Fridays). For information on dress code policy and Pride Fridays guidelines, click on this link: Appearance Dress Code Policy
Purchasing School Uniforms
School uniforms must be purchased through our new 2016 – 2017 uniform provider, Lands' End. Click HERE to be redirected to Lands' End uniform site.
Lands' End Uniform Fit Guide: Click HERE for details
P.E. uniforms can only be purchased from our P.E. teacher during the first week of school.
All student athletes must have a physical examination performed within twelve (12) months prior to participation in any sport at Salesian College Preparatory. This physical examination must be documented on a Salesian health form available in the Salesian main office, or available by clicking the link below, and then submitted to the main office.
The best time to obtain a physical examination is during the summer months so that the student-athlete is allowed to participate in sports beginning in the fall of the upcoming school year.
For questions about obtaining a pre-participation physical examination, please contact Athletics Director Chad Nightingale at (510) 234-3344 ext. 1015. or email@example.com.