Magis High School Support Programs
The Magis Office is a safe space for all, irrespective of difference. We provide students with a variety of acitivites that support their social-cultural development, including but not limited to: Magis Movie Days, Textbook Exchange Program, Community Building Activities, Workshops, Conferences and Presentations on topics that impact their experience at SI.
College Admissions Support
In addition to their SI college counselor, Magis students are able to work closely with our Magis College Advisor. The overall goal for all grade levels is for them to know college is reachable, affordable and attainable. They are presented with weekly workshops that focus on college and career exploration, enrichment programs and scholarship opportunities such as "Summer Bootcamps" that provide a roadmap to financial aid and college application process. Students also have the opportunity to visit local colleges and universities. In addition, during their Sophomore or Junior year, they are invited to participate in a four day Southern California college tour.
Magis students are able to use the Magis Center to study, complete projects, and create study groups. In addition, we have an alumni volunteer academic tutor who works with our students one-on-one. Students who fall under a certain GPA are contacted by the Magis Academic Support Coordinators to create and sustain an improvement plan. Magis students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources that are available daily in the office. The office is open from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday and is staffed by one of five Magis center employees.
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
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, Chapman, SLO, UCLA, and more. We will see a theater production of Cabaret at Chapman and see an Occidental-UCSC soccer game. We will be heading out on this college adventure Oct. 18-21. Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram.
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.