Welcome ~ New Student Enrollment Checklist

We are accepting applications for all new incoming students for the upcoming school year 2021-2022.  We are honored that you have chosen to apply to Junipero Serra High School.


New Freshmen Parent Meeting: Friday, August 6, 2021


Freshmen Retreat: Monday, August 9th - August 11th, 2021


First Day of School for all students: Monday, August 16, 2021



Please follow the steps below to complete your application and reach out if you have any questions. 


Now let's get started! 


STEP 1:   Complete application - Click the link to start the ONLINE APPLICATION.

    • All late applications processed now will incur an application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
    • Pay application fee: click here to pay
    • All late freshmen applicants received after 7/8/21 will be required to take the HSPT exam at Junipero Serra High School.  
    • HSPT Exam date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (FRESHMEN ONLY)
    • Fee due prior to test date:  $75.00 - click here to pay

STEP 2:   Submit Transcripts: - FINAL REPORT CARD

  • Transcripts: Official copy of school transcripts or unofficial to start the process.  You can instruct your current school to send a completed transcript to us via email or mail to JSHS.  Send transcripts to: admissions@la-serrahs.org
  • Freshmen Students: Incoming 9th grade students - Please submit 6th grade, 7th grade, & the 8th grade transcripts.  School has ended for this past school year - please submit the final report card/transcript.
  • Transfer Students: Incoming 10th & 11th grade students - Please submit ALL high school transcripts. School has ended for this past school year - please submit the final report card/transcript.
      • NOTE: Transfer students with "D" and/or "F" grades are required to academically recover credits in order to be considered for admissions and receive a Serra diploma upon successful completion of senior year.  Academic Recovery passing grade is a "C" or better.
STEP 3:  Submit Evaluations:
  • Evaluations (2):  one from the English Teacher & one from the Math Teacher. In the application portal send the teachers an email to complete the evaluation through the portal.  The second option - you may email the evaluation form to the teachers. (see attachments below)
  • If you can not reach your English & Math teacher - please contact us immediately.
  • Send an email to dknowles@la-serrahs.org with "Student Interview" in the subject line.  We will send the available dates & times for a student interview.
  • Currently, all interviews are conducted through Zoom.
  • NOTE:  Before sending your request for a student interview, please submit unofficial transcripts & evaluations.
STEP 5:  Financial Aid (optional)
  • If you need financial assistance - apply by visiting: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
  • To apply, you will need your 2019 tax returns.
  • If you have any questions about financial aid contact: Mrs. Tortola, Tuition Manager: 310-436-8304 / itortola@la-serrahs.org
  • You may start this step early in the application process while completing all of the steps.
Registration Fee (after acceptance):

New Student Registration Fee:

      • $500 (early bird registration fee: due 3/5/21 - 4/1/21)
      • $550 (registration fee: due after 4/2/21 - 7/7/21)
      • $650 (later registration fee: due after 7/8/21)
NOTE:  Freshmen Students:
  • NO HSPT exams will be given this year to the early-bird students that were accepted prior to July 7, 2021.
  • Accepted freshmen students will be required to attend Summer Bridge - Monday, June 21, 2021 - Friday, July 26, 2021). 
  • All late freshmen accepted students after July 7, 2021 will be required to take the HSPT Exam.
  • HSPT Test Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @1pm.  
  • You must register for the HSPT Exam & pay the fee in advance prior to the test date.
  • HSPT Fee$75.00 - click here to pay
The Serra Admissions Team is here to help you!  We are excited to be part of this next journey in your child's educational path into high school.  Please reach out at any time if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to your child becoming a Serra Cavalier!
Diane Knowles                                                                                Raquel Armenta
Director of Marketing & Admissions                                 Admissions Coordinator
dknowles@la-serrahs.org                                      rarementa@la-serrahs.org      
(310) 436-8315                                                      (310) 436-8313