Students

Aeries Grading System

Students can access grades, homework asssignments and important information via the Aeries Student Log-in Portal. If you have any problems with the Aeries log-in, contact Mrs. Rebecca Mangle, Registrar, at rmangle@salesian.com.

Click here to go to the Aeries Log-in Portal.

College Guidance Resources

College Applications

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

Click here to see the 2016-17 Co llege Testing & Application Timelines.

Click here to see a General College Application Timeline.

Timeline for College Admissions


JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

  • Begin general research on colleges and universities
  • Take PSAT in October

SPRING

  • 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.

Mar/Apr/May/June

  • Take first SAT Reasoning and/or ACT (with optional writing for UC)
  • Attend “East Bay College Connection” College Fair

SUMMER

  • Second college visitation period
  • Request information from colleges for application
  • Research scholarship opportunities on-line
  • Prepare drafts for college essays/personal statements


SENIOR YEAR

FALL

  • Third college visitation period

Sept/Oct/Nov

  • 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

October

  • 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

November

  • Send in UC application on-line starting Nov. 1st; due Nov. 30th
  • Attend “Financial Aid for College Night” in November

December

  • Take the SAT Reasoning and/or ACT (plus writing), if necessary

SPRING

  • 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/

Career Exploration

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.

Senior Brag Sheet

Naviance Connection

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.

Naviance College Search Program

College Scholarships and Summer Program Resources

Financial Aid Sources for College

Scholarships:

National and local scholarships are available to high school seniors each year. Information may be available from various websites.

Colleges:

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.

Loans:

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.

Federal Government:

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

http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/- Largest Scholarship Database

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

https://scholarships.uncf.org

http://blackstudents.blacknews.com

http://www.blackexcel.org/100minority.htm

http://www.littleafrica.com/resources/scholarships.htm


Asian American Students

www.apiasf.org

http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/


Latino Students

www.latinocollegedollars.org

www.hispanicfund.org

www.maldef.org

www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org

www.chciyouth.org

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Click HERE to see a partial list of available scholarships.

Click HERE and HERE for 2017 Summer Internship/Program oppourtunities.

iPads: For Freshmen and New Transfer 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 )

● Turn on Find My iPad
○ This is one of your best defenses in case of loss or theft

● Download the following apps:
○ iBooks (Free)
○ Gmail
○ 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.

Have questions? Contact Mr. Mahollitz ( emahollitz@salesian.com ), or Mr. Ruiz ( oruiz@salesian.com)

Senior Students

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 oruiz@salesian.com for questions about Senior Yearbook Tribute Ads.

Senior Parent Guidebook

2017 Senior/Junior Prom Guest Pass


Library

Library Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Ask the Librarian:

Eric Mahollitz, "Mr. M." (emahollitz@salesian.com)

To access the Library Catalog, Library Databases, Research Guides, etc, visit:

Salesian Library

To experience and/or follow hands-on learning opportunities, visit:

Library Makerspace

The Sentinel (Online Student News)

Click here to read the newest issue!

Student Activities

Student-Athlete Forms and Resources

Athletic Forms

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 cnightingale@salesian.com.

Student Dining - The Cafe

May 2017 Lunch

June 2017 Lunch Menu2016 - 2017 Cafe Everyday Menu

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!

Please Note:

  • 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 mricchiuto@aol.com.

Summer Reading and Text Books Lists

Uniforms and Appearance Dress Code

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.




2017-2018 USA and International Travel

International Travel Meeting for Families on May 9, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Cafe:

Salesian students who are interested in traveling in the summer of 2018 with Salesian faculty are invited to attend an information meeting on May 9 in the cafe. Two trips will be highlighted:

New Zealand - Dr. Coscia - ecoscia@salesian.com
Italy: Mr. Fulay - afulay@salesian.com and Dr. Osenga - kosenga@salesian.com



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