College & Gap-Year Advising

JCHS' individualized college advising program helps students identify colleges and universities that will provide a strong match for their unique strengths and interests.
College advisor Lauren Cook provides students and parents with one-on-one guidance throughout the entire college admission process, including advice on initial research, standardized testing, essay writing, interviewing, financial aid, and final decision making. She also coordinates college admission representative visits to JCHS throughout the year, providing students with opportunities to create personalized connections to college admission officers.

Ms. Cook also provides gap-year advising for students who are admitted to college, but choose to defer their enrollment for one year to engage in alternative year programming. Anywhere from a quarter to a third of JCHS graduates annually choose to expand their horizons by pursuing gap-year experiences around the world.

Upcoming College Events

List of 25 events.

  • Goucher College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Tulane University Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • San Francisco State Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Whittier College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • St. Mary's College of California Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Oberlin College Visit - Virtual

    Juniors and Seniors are welcome to gather in Room 120 to attend this virtual visit as a group, or attend remotely via the link listed in SCOIR.
    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Babson College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Swarthmore College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • University of York Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Gap Program: Aardvark

    Courtyard
  • Brandeis University Visit - Virtual

    Juniors and Seniors are welcome to gather in Room 120 to attend this virtual visit as a group, or attend remotely via the link listed in SCOIR.
    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Gap Program: School Year Abroad (SYA)

    Courtyard
  • Claremont McKenna Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Smith College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • University of Tampa Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Landmark College Visit - Virtual

    Juniors and Seniors are welcome to gather in Room 120 to attend this virtual visit as a group, or attend remotely via the link listed in SCOIR.
    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Vassar College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Lewis & Clark College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Occidental College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • College of Charleston Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Bucknell University Visit - Virtual

    Juniors and Seniors are welcome to gather in Room 120 to attend this virtual visit as a group, or attend remotely via the link listed in SCOIR.
    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • UC San Diego Visit - Virtual

    Juniors and Seniors are welcome to gather in Room 120 to attend this virtual visit as a group, or attend remotely via the link listed in SCOIR.
    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Skidmore College Visit

    JCHS - Room 120 - 120
  • Mock ACT

    Juniors are strongly encouraged to register for this free practice test experience - scores will be compared with practice SAT results in order to decide which test each student should pursue for college admission purposes. Students with standard and 50% time will test at JCHS, students with other accommodations should speak with Ms. Cook about self-proctored opportunities at home.
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Dean of College and Gap-Year Advising

Lauren Cook
415.694.5772 x174
lcook@jchsofthebay.org
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.