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Junior Academic Counseling

Cathedral High School
Department of Guidance and Counseling

Junior Class Academic Counseling
Junior Class Academic Counselor:     Mr. Robert R. Ryan


  • Meeting with students about academic concerns
  • Advising students about college opportunities
  • Informing parents and students about the college application process
  • Assisting students and parents with course selection
  • Advertising summer enrichment opportunities 

Fall Counselor Visits (October)

The Junior Class Counselor will visit with Juniors during Religion class in early October.  Students will meet the counselor and receive valuable information to help them both academically and in preparing for college admissions.  Students will receive information about:

  • The PSAT (including practice tests)
  • Naviance (a college counseling tools for students 9-12)
  • The Cathedral High School College Fair (see below)
  • Free and low cost enrichment programs for the Spring and Summer
  • Free tutoring available at CHS


PSAT (October)

October 18, 2023

This important test will help students prepare for the SAT as well as serve as an application for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  NEW FOR 2023: The PSAT will now be offered digitally.  All Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT using their iPads.  Counselors will be conducting a digital readiness check to ensure students are ready for test day.   Encourage your son to log into the Bluebook testing app to study and practice for this important test.  Resources can be found at Khan Academy and College Board.  For more information please view the Digital PSAT Letter for Students and parents below.

Digital PSAT Letter for Students and Parent (ENGLISH): 2023

Digital PSAT Letter for Students and Parent (SPANISH): 2023

Cathedral High School College Fair (October)

Thursday October 26, 2023 at7:00 PM in the GYM

Cathedral High School will host more than 70 colleges from California and throughout the country.  Representatives from Cal States, UCs and private colleges and universities will be on hand to answer your questions about college admissions.  Please mark your calendar and don't miss this important annual event.

College Planning Parent Meeting (November )

November 16, 2023

Parents will be able to get an early look at what students will need to do next year when applying to college at our annual College Planning Parent Meeting.  Meeting time (5:30 PM) and location (TBD). 

Information with be distributed regarding what students needs to do THIS year in getting ready for the college application season in the fall of his senior year.  Topics include: Choosing a College, Paying for College, Standardized Tests (SAT and ACT), transcripts and more.  Although this meeting is designed primarily for Junior Parents, ALL parents are welcome and may benefit from this meeting.

Junior Parent Test Results Night (January)

January 25 at 6:00 PM in the GYM

The Counseling Department will make a presentation helping parents understand the PSAT results in January.  Copies of the score reports will be distributed and counselors will be on hand to walk parents through the report and answer questions.  In addition, recommendations for next steps in preparing for the SAT and other college entrance exams will be given.

For more information related to the SAT or ACT, please visit the College Counseling page COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Sophomore-Junior Parent College Check Up: Test Scores and Next Steps Presentation (1/25/24)

Class Registration (February-March)

Class registration will begin in February. 

For more information, please visit

Important Information on Scheduling for the 2024-2025 School Year

Junior Parent College Application Night (April)

Time and Location (TBD)

What to Expect When You Are Expecting to Apply to a Four-Year College

The Counseling Department sponsors a night to help Junior parents get ready for the college application season in the fall of the senior year.  (Mr. Catlin, the CHS College Counselor) will help parents learn about the different ways to find the right college, the different types of college applications, the various college entrance exams, as well as the process for completing and submitting applications through Naviance. More information may be found on the Cathedral High School Counseling Website.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Catlin or Mr. Ryan (Junior Class Academic Counselor) if you have further questions. This and all college presentations are available on the College Counseling Presentation page.