Cal Coast Academy's full-time college counselor works hand-in-hand with each individual member of our student body and their families to create and maintain a unique four-year educational plan and to select courses that aligns with the student's specific academic goals. To further support student achievement, stimulate personal and social growth, and assist our students in taking a more active role in preparing for their future, our school counselor offers multiple individualized counseling appointments to each Cal Coast Academy student per school year. Student-specific feedback, academic performance and goals, class placement, and community service requirements are just some of the various topics that are discussed during these meetings. By routinely addressing student development and progress, we are providing our students and families the opportunity to participate in the process of creating a more customized and personal educational plan. Counseling sessions are designed to optimize success both in middle and high school as well as in college selection and admittance.
All students in grades six through twelve meet with our college counselor minimally three times per academic school year. Students in grades nine and ten receive an additional eight hours of individualized college counseling time per school year while each eleventh and twelfth grade student is provided with an additional fifteen hours of one-on-one college counseling time per year. Additional counseling hours primarily focus upon college exploration, application assistance, internship opportunities, academic summer pursuits, standardized testing recommendations, and post high school plan execution.
To further assist our eleventh and twelfth grade students and their families, two college nights are held annually at our school campus. These meeting focus upon college/university admissions and deliver detailed information about college entrance testing, the application process, letter of recommendation procedures, requesting official transcripts, and developing the personal statement essay. Both our junior and senior college night meetings are conducted by our college counselor and feature presentations from college representatives.
To receive a high school diploma from Cal Coast Academy, all graduates must fulfill the following graduation requirements:
Graduation requirements will not be waived. For-credit courses are available before and after school hours for any student needing to fulfill graduation requirements or make-up missing credits.