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.


Lauren Cook
Dean of College & Gap-Year Advising
415.694.5772 x174

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