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Sophomore Academic Counseling

Cathedral High School
Department of Guidance and Counseling

Junior Class Academic Counseling
Sophomore Class Academic Counselor:     Mrs. Loren Martinez


  • 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)

September 25-29, 2023

The Sophomore Class Counselor will visit with Sophomores during Religion class in late September or 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 11, 2023

This important test will help students prepare for the SAT as well as measure student college readiness.  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, 2024 at (TBD) 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.

Class Registration (February-March)

Class registration will begin in February. 

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Important Information on Scheduling for the 2024-2025 School Year