Magis Program at SI
The Magis Program strives to provide comprehensive academic, social and cultural support for both middle school and high school students from under-represented backgrounds, including students who will be the first in their family to go to college, low-income and/or students traditionally under-represented in higher education.
The Middle School Enrichment Program is an academic enrichment program for motivated middle school students who are one or all of the following: first-generation college-bound, low-income or traditionally underrepresented at college preparatory schools. Magis provides a challenging and supportive environment to teach students the skills they will need to succeed in a college preparatory high school and to inspire them to prepare for high school and beyond. Students attend an annual summer academy, monthly winter phase meetings, and weekly homework centers. Eighth grade students receive high school counseling and assistance throughout the application process for college preparatory high schools. Click here for more information about the Middle School Enrichment Program.
Congratulations to Leya Elias '17 who recently came back from a fly in program from Swarthmore College.
Magis Southern CA College Tour.
On this tour we will be visiting an array of colleges and programs such as UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, USC, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, CSU San Marcos and San Diego State University. We will see a theater production of Escape from Happiness at USC and see SDSU Azetcs vs SJSU Spartans for football action and more. We will be heading out on this college adventure Oct. 19–22.
Magis weekly meetings are BACK!
- Sophomore Magis College meetings during lower lunch in the Band room on Wednesdays
- Junior Magis College meetings during upper lunch in the Band room on Wednesdays
- Senior Magis College Workshops from 2:30 to 4:30 in room 207 on Thursdays
CSU Kick-Off Annual Workshop is back again! Oct. 1 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. we will have Magis Seniors in the library ready to review, submit their CSU applications. Students will need to bring:
- unofficial transcripts and grades from all high schools (9th - 12th)
- parent's residency information - exact date when they resided in CA
- family income and family size
- major you will indicate on each college campus (some campuses like SDSU, SJSU "undeclared" majors are more competitive than others)
- test date informationform of payment either credit card, debit card or mail in a check - (fee waivers are only available via CSU campuses)
October 19 is a big day for everyone
- Sophomores and Juniors are gearing up on taking their PSAT exams. So remember confidence is a key in achieving your dreams. Check out this video.
- Seniors this is a great time to visit campuses in person. If you can't get out of the area then visit a small campus (Dominican, Notre Dame de Namur, Holy Names University), medium campus (Santa Clara, St. Mary's, Sonoma, CSU East Bay, USF, Stanford, CSU Stanislaus) and a large campus (UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, San Francisco State). Go to the campus website and put in "visit" on the search menu to find how to schedule a tour and admission presentation. Feel free to go to their Student Union and have lunch or sit in a large lecture class especially at the public campus to get the vibe of a campus.
September 30: College Financial Aid Q & A sessions with students during upper lunch in the Band Room
October 15: FAFSA Workshop 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the library. This is a supplemental workshop to help our Magis Senior families jump start their college financial aid workshops in addition to SI's workshop on October 26th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The goal for this workshop is to provide an overview of all types of financial aid and help families to fill out the FAFSA form on siteBring the following:Student's FSA IDOne Parent's FSA ID. Bring asset information (amounts of savings, investment funds and other related accounts). Bring income information Know your social security number of the student and the parent filing. Know your college list that you are submitting the forms with. Bring a copy of your 1040 from from the 2015 filing year. Try to come together (one parent and one student). This NOT required but it helps the process.
November 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: SF STEM College and Career Fair register at here ~ open to all grade levels at South San Francisco Convention Center
SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS:Don't forget to take 20 minutes a day to prepare for the PSAT test via Khan Academy. Juniors remember how to link your old PSAT to get a customized study guide? Did you forget? Then look here. Sophomores: Here are more resources — www.satpractice.org.
Magis High School Support Programs provide affirmation and awareness collectively through the following programs:
- Safe Space fostering community and difference
- Magis Group: support group that allows students to share and learn from each other
- Magis Film Days discussing issues of race and identity
- Supplemental college application assistance
- Magis college visits to local and southern california colleges and universities
Here are a few upcoming events for our Magis students this semester: Every Thursday afterschool* - Senior Magis College Workshops - room 207
- Sept. 6: Welcome Back Lunch - Choral Room
- Starting Sept. 14: - Junior Magis College Workshops - Band Room (every Wednesday during lower lunch*)
- Starting Sept. 14: - Sophomore Magis College Workshops - Band Room (every Wednesday during lower lunch*)
- Starting Sept. 16: - One on One Reach out Meeting with Magis Seniors in the Band Room (every Friday at lunch*)
- Sept. 17: - Magis Parent/Guardian Q & A - Library - 10AM - 12PM
- Oct. 1: - CSU Kick Off Application - post SAT test date - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
- Oct. 15: - Magis Senior Family FAFSA Workshop - Library - 10 AM - 1 PM
- Oct. 19: - 22nd Magis Southern CA Tour - more details to be announced but attendance at Magis College meetings will be monitored and a variable in the selection process - open to 10th graders and a few 11th graders
- Nov. 12: - Magis Bootcamp Day (all applications & financial aid forms for students) in the library - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Please remind your students to take advantage of additional support on Day I and Day II (1st - 30 minutes of every resource period) during drop in times for Magis College Advising.
On the sidelines a huge big thanks to our Magis College Peer Advisor - Leya Elias '17, Rachel Aquitania '17, Jordan Barnett '17 and Korrie Taylor '17 who have been attending trainings since last semester and will continue to this Fall to help their advisory case load.
- Upcoming Scholarship: Voice of Democracy
- Job Opportunity: SF Youth Works
- Enrichment Opportunity: Precita Eye Volunteer Program