Welcome New Students ~ Application Checklist

We are now accepting applications for new incoming students for the upcoming academic school year 2024-25.  


We are honored that you have chosen to apply to Junipero Serra High School.  

Start your application today!


Please follow the steps below to complete your application and reach out if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to meeting you in person at our:


Now let's get started on your application! 


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

  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable) - Pay the application fee before moving to Step #2.
  • Pay the application fee: click here to pay


STEP 2:   Submit Transcripts:

  • Transcripts: Official copies of school transcripts are due with your application. You can instruct your current school to send a completed transcript to us by email or mail to JSHS. 
  • Mail sealed transcripts to us or you may drop it off at the Admissions Office:
Junipero Serra High School - Attn:  Admissions Department
14830 S. Van Ness Avenue - Gardena, CA 90249
  • Freshmen Students: Incoming 9th-grade students - Please submit the Official Transcript for 6th grade, 7th grade, & the 1st semester of 8th grade.  If you attended more than one middle school, we will need the official transcript from each school.
  • Transfer Students: Fall 2024-25:  Click the link for your details:  Transfer Student Application Process
STEP 3:  Submit Evaluations:
  • Evaluations (2):  one from the English Teacher & one from the Math Teacher. In the application portal please send the teachers an email to complete the evaluation through the portal.  You will need the email addresses of both the English & Math teacher to complete this portion.  Everything is completed in our application portal due to confidentiality.
  • If you do not have an email address for the English or Math teacher - please contact us immediately.
  • After you have completed Steps #1 - 3, then schedule the student interview.
  • Send an email to [email protected] with "Student Interview" in the subject line.  We will send the available dates & times for a student interview.
  • All interviews are conducted in person.
  • NOTE:  Before sending your request for a student interview, please confirm that we have received your transcripts & evaluations and you have completed steps #1 - 3.
STEP 5:  Financial Aid (optional)
  • If you need financial assistance - apply by visiting: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
  • To apply, you will need your 2022 tax returns.
  • If you have any questions about financial aid contact:
  • You may start this step early in the application process while completing the application steps.
NOTE:       ALL freshmen students are required to attend Summer Bridge. 
Summer Bridge:  Monday, June 17, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
         8:30am - 12:30pm (Monday - Friday)
The Serra Admissions Team is here to assist you with the application process!  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 look forward to your child becoming a Serra Cavalier!
Raquel Armenta
Admissions Coordinator
(310) 436-8313
Diane Knowles                                                                             
Director of Admissions & Marketing
[email protected]                                            
(310) 436-8315