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Guidance Department Mission
Our students rigorously prepare to go on to higher education and to become accomplished, skilled alumnae of ICA Cristo Rey. Our school is committed to providing college access to 100% of our students. Furthermore, it is our mission that each student of ICA Cristo Rey is equipped with the proper tools and skills necessary to flourish in higher education. Throughout their time here, students are preparing to be intelligent, confident young women in all areas of life.
ICA Cristo Rey Academy has a strong college-going culture.
 
Through ACTIVE CHECKLISTS beginning in the freshman year, college visits, academic planning, one-on-one counseling sessions our students become highly competitive candidates at many colleges and universities across the country.
 
Using NAVIANCE, our students explore the various post-secondary opportunities available to them and store recommendations and other documents for college applications.
 
Families take advantage of informational meetings, one-on-one meetings with College Counselor, and financial aid workshops as they partner with us to plan for their daughter's college path.
 
We are proud to say that 100% of our students are accepted into college.

Student Academic Support

  • Counseling check-ins with the academic counselor
    • During break, lunch or before and after school
  • Academic Assistance class if needed
    • Students are assigned this class instead of study hall, if needed
    • Study skills, goal setting and similar topics are covered
    • Time is set aside for homework completion

Peer & USF Tutorials

Upon request or need, students may be paired with a peer tutor to receive help in a particular subject. Peer tutors are National Honor Society(NHS) members who have demonstrated academic strength in classes. They will pair up with a student at a scheduled meeting time. There is also peer tutoring drop-in hours during the week.

Tutors from the University of San Francisco (USF) partner with a group of sophomores and focus on geometry. The USF students meet once a week with our students.

Cristo Rey Network University Partners

The Cristo Rey Network partners with colleges and universities across the country. These partners have shown their dedication to graduates of  Cristo Rey Network schools nationwide by offering various levels of support, ranging from admission consideration to scholarship aid to special oversight once students have matriculated. Some schools offer mentor programs and some host summer programs specifically for Cristo Rey students so that students can experience campus life as they are considering the best-fit college or university. Schools appreciate the values and skills built through a Cristo Rey education and find our graduates to be especially determined and resilient.

     Standardized Testing

The Director of Guidance organizes and supervises the school’s standardized testing program. The testing program includes:

  • National Testing Day (Wednesday, Mid October)
    • Grade 9: PSAT 8/9*
    • Grade 10: PSAT/NMSQT* and AP exams (required for students taking an AP class)
    • Grade 11:  PSAT/NMSQT*, ACT Plus Writing in April, SAT with Writing in May, AP exams (required for students taking an AP class)
    • Grade 12: SAT with Writing, ACT Plus Writing, and AP exams (required for students taking an AP class)

 

*PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT are practice tests for the SAT (collegeboard.com/psat). To view, all the AP exams go to apcentral.collegeboard.com. 

 

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The Director of Guidance helps families obtain testing and other services from the San Francisco Unified School District when needed, and ensures that paperwork for extended time standardized testing is submitted. She also assists in the college application process for students with identified needs and communicates essential information to parents and teachers.