JUNIOR Academic Counseling

Cathedral High School
Department of Guidance and Counseling

Junior Class Academic Counseling

Junior Class Academic Counseling:     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 Classroom Visit
Mr. Ryan will be visiting the junior class during the religion class (October 8/9).  PSAT practice books and important college preparation information will be shared.  Students will also receive their Naviance codes to help keep on track for college applications in the fall of their senior year.  Feel free to contact Mr. Ryan if you have questions.  
NOTE: Presentation Posted Below
Junior Parent College Information Night

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 Junior Parent College Information Night.  Meeting time and location: 6:30 in the MHR (Room 725 in Spanish).  Information with be distributed regarding what an 11th grade student 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.  A representative from the Kaplan test prep company will be on hand to answer all of your Test related questions.  Thursday's presentation and handouts are linked below.
Cathedral High School College Fair
2020 College Fair has been cancelled
Please see Google Classroom for virtual college rep visits throughout the year.
Visit The College Board website for information about virtual college tours, visits, and searches.
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.
The 2020 PSAT was offered as an optional test. 
Interested students should email Mr. Ryan or complete the registration on Google classroom Class of 2022
  This important test will help students prepare for the SAT as well as serve as an application for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Practice booklets will be distributed in Junior Religion classes at the end of September.  Encourage your son to study and practice for this important test.  Resources can be found at Khan Academy and College Board
Junior Parent Kaplan Test Results Night

The results of the PSAT and Kaplan Practice SAT/ACT will be distributed to parents on Thursday January 24th at the special Junior Parent Kaplan Test Meeting held in the MHR at 6:00 before the General Parent Meeting in the Gym.  Parents will receive score reports and information on further test preparation for the SAT and ACT entrance exams offered in May and June.  Presentation is archived below.  

Video on understanding the PSAT Score Report

Please visit the College Entrance Exam Test Prep Opportunities page for more information.

Class Registration
Class registration will begin in February. 
For more information,please visit

College Entrance Exams
Many schools have eliminated the SAT requirement for the class of 2021.  Some have also made the test optional for the class of 2022 as well.  Please check back for more information.  Current Juniors should prepare for the possibility of taking the SAT in May or June of 2021

All students planning to attend a four-year college or university need to take the SAT I or ACT (Both are recommended).  Students need to register and take this test on their own.  Please visit the links below (and to the right) for more information.  Please see Mr. Catlin if you believe that you may be eligible for a fee waiver.

SAT Registration and Preparation
(Recommended Test:  May TBD)

ACT Registration and Preparation (Recommended Test:  June TBD)

Students interested in highly selective colleges, programs, and all UC schools need to take the SAT II (2 Subject tests) as well.  Please visit the link below for more information.

SAT II Subject Tests (Recommended Test:  June TBD)

Junior Parent College Application Night
April 2021
What to Expect When You Are Expecting to Apply to a Four-Year College
The Counseling Department sponsors a night to high Junior parents get ready for the college application season in the fall of the senior year.  On Wednesday, April 2nd at 6:30 , (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.


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