College Prep Services

9-12th

Academic Mentoring

Cal-SOAP provides academic mentoring at high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. Our staff is paired with a credentialed teacher in order to provide extra assistance for students in the class.

We provide after-school academic mentoring for a majority of our high schools and middle schools. The program is a “drop-in” model in which students are not assigned to our staff, but are able to receive our services if they choose to do so.

College Advising

Our Cal-SOAP Advisors offer one on one assistance to our students. College and career awareness, grade checks, financial aid, and A-G Requirements are reviewed on a monthly basis. 1-2 Advisors are assigned per High School and Middle School for the purpose of frequent check-ins with our students.and.

SAT/ACT Prep

Cal-SOAP offers a affordable 4 week SAT/ACT prep programs. Working together with "CROSSWALK Test Prep & Tutoring", Cal-SOAP staff assists 10th and 11th-grade students with both strategy and content. Other resources used are Khan Academy, Naviance, Collegeboard, ACT, practice tests, and academic tutoring to name a few.

Summer Bridge

Our College & Career exploration program combined with math skill building prepares students for a successful transition towards middle and/or high school.

  • Credentialed Teachers

  • Elevate [Math] Curriculum

  • College Tours & Workshops

  • 5.0 Elective Credits (9th grade only)

Rising Senior

A 2-3 day workshop in July focusing on helping incoming seniors move forward with their college application and personal statements. Cal-SOAP counselors and advisors also work with students on how to finalize their college selection process.

Parent Workshops

South County Cal-SOAP offers various morning and evening workshops to parents of K-12 students throughout the academic year at their child's school site. Topics include financial aid awareness, hands-on FAFSA/CADAA application completion/submission, how to navigate the college application process, and many more.

College Tours

Every year, South County Cal-SOAP offers college tours for students in our program. Often times, these tours are the determining factors when students are choosing what colleges they want to apply to. Most students who visit a campus with Cal-SOAP are seeing a university for the first time in their lives.

We offer individual school tours during the year and in late winter we take a tour of Southern California Colleges. During a 4-day adventure with their Cal-SOAP advisors, high school juniors visit college and university campuses, participate in evening workshops, and meet Cal-SOAP alumni throughout the experience.

Financial Aid Services

Financial Aid Parent Info Night

Every fall semester Cal-SOAP presents and informs parents and students on the financial aid application process for the FAFSA & CA Dream Act. These workshops are provided at each member high school and mainly attended by High School juniors and seniors prior to the onset of the financial aid season.

Cash for College Workshops

Between October 1st and March 2nd High School seniors and families are offered FREE Cash for College workshops in their respective schools to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) application to access financial aid for education and career/technical training.

Scholarships

Each year our Cal-SOAP graduating seniors who are planning to attend a 2-yr or 4-yr college or university may apply for the South County Cal-SOAP Scholarship. Applications are available each year in December and due in March.
In addition, we help students to secure additional financial support by assisting them in locating and applying for other academic and need-based scholarships.

Community Events

Annual Orientation

We will be offering college readiness workshops for K-12th parents and students. Workshops will include financial aid planning and assistance, college requirements, career exploration, and much more!

Honoring George Flores, Inspirational Science Teacher, and Community Leader

College Fairs

Each academic year students have the opportunity to attend a Cal-SOAP-sponsored College Fair. College Fairs are free to students and their parents and provide the opportunity to interact directly with representatives from over 50 colleges and universities.

AlumNight

Our annual fundraiser is a joint celebration with educators who aim to improve the system with equity at the forefront of each decision they make, and for the students who work tirelessly to open doors that have been previously locked to the generations before them.

Contact Us

408.780.8486
southcountycalsoap@gmail.com

290 I.O.O. F. Avenue Gilroy, CA 95020

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