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Serra High Holding Open House Thursday

Prospective students and their families will have a chance to visit Serra and become familiar with the school's programs.

Editor's Note: The following article was submitted to Patch by Antonia Ehlers. To submit an article for publication, please e-mail laura.dudnick@patch.com.

Serra High School will host its annual Open House for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and their parents at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The evening will begin with a performance by the Serra Jazz Band, followed by a short Power Point presentation. Serra students will lead guests on a tour of the school. Information will be provided on academics, extracurricular activities and athletics. The evening will conclude at 9:30 p.m. with refreshments in the gymnasium, provided by the Serra Mothers’ Auxiliary.

In addition to its outstanding college-prep curriculum, Serra is well known for its competitive athletics program - offering 15 sports that compete in the West Catholic Athletic League: football, water polo, cross country, basketball, wrestling, soccer, baseball, track and field, golf, swimming, diving, tennis, volleyball, lacrosse and crew.

The Tri-School program with Mercy and Notre Dame offers the best of both worlds. Students participate in co-ed classes, clubs, social activities and an outstanding Performing Arts program.  

“The Open House on Thursday night will be a terrific opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit Serra and become more familiar with our programs,” said Serra Admissions Director Randy Vogel. “Our guests will be able to meet our students and teachers, and they'll enjoy an action-packed evening of information and fun.”

Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are available online by logging onto www.serrahs.com. A final application deadline has been set for Wednesday, January 9, 2013 For more information, please visit www.serrahs.com or contact Randy Vogel at (650)345-8207 ext. 117. Serra is located at 451 West 20th Avenue in San Mateo.

Belmont November 28, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Also, to any prospective students and parents Serra High School in San Mateo has one of the best and strongest "Academic Resource Centers" in the Bay Area for young men who have been "identified" as having LDs or language based learning disabilities. (More commonly known as dyslexia or reading and writing disorders.) Extended time on tests, laptops, note-taker project, Wynn Software, Reading Penn II, Parallel Text ....all these accommodations help level the playing field for children with LDs. LD children are very smart and Serra High School recognizes these neurological based differences, which can be seen on MRI scans. Many times these children have significant strengths in creativity and outside the box thinking. Many of these students will excel someday in art, architecture, design, computer science, engineering, medicine, dentistry, sales and marketing, business, and law. Some famous people with LDs in the Bay Area: Charles Schwab, Steve Jobs, William Hewlett of HP, Gavin Newsom and John Chambers CEO of Cisco Systems. Dyslexia is a weakness in a sea of strengths. There is a huge upside to dyslexia and Serra High School is one of the few schools in the Bay Area with programs that address this significant learning difference. For more info about dyslexia, watch Kyle Redford's new movie on HBO. http://thebigpicturemovie.com/

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