"It is so gratifying to be able to offer such a fine school program! Serra is instructionally sound and also provides a smaller learning environment for students. Our class size averages 20 and the resulting level of engagement and accountability provides a rich and textured learning experience for all. Our enrollment hovers at 200 and having students from the entire CUSD enhances our diversity and sensitivity to a multitude of learning styles, interests, and needs. Our mission is to serve our students and families with a cohesive and positive educational experience.
"We are an accredited high school, recently earning a full 6 year term of accreditation. We are a small school with a BIG heart! Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our program" (Rich Bellante, Former Principal of Serra High School).
These words, written by Rich Bellante who recently retired as Serra High School's principal, continue to ring true today. In many ways, Mr. Bellante is the father of the modern Serra High School program which received accreditation from WASC as well as state wide recognition as a Model Continuation High School during his tenure. Like so much of what Mr. Bellante brought to Serra, we intend to keep his welcome message posted here, prominently on our school's home page as a powerful statement about the benefits of a Serra education and a welcome to all who would like to enter here and learn.
Joshua J. Hill
Prinicpal, Serra High School
Parent Portal Information
Parents are encouraged to create a Parent Portal access account, which will allow them to update student information in the District’s database, review student attendance by period and see an unofficial transcript of their child’s progress.
Information regarding creating a Parent Portal account can be found at: https://abi.capousd.org/ or by going to the district’s main web site and finding the Parent Portal link under Parent Links. Instructions for creating an account can be found by clicking here or by following the information that is available on the district’s website under the Parent Portal link.
Please note that 3 pieces of information are required in order to create the account.
- Your home phone number
- Your student’s 7-digit identification number
- A Verification Pass Code (The student ID number and Verification Pass Code are printed on their report card)
A letter containing this information will also be mailed to parents without portal accounts prior to registraton should a report card not be available. Assistance is also available from the front office once it reopens on August 13, 2013.
Students should also create a Student Portal account so that they have access to the same information and records as the Parent Portal. Students need their seven digit student ID number, an email address (must be different than their parents’), and the unique verification code that was used to create the Parent Portal account. Beginning next school year, students will use their Student Portal account to complete the registration process and choose their classes. It will be essential for students to have a valid Student Portal account to properly register for courses in the future. Students will not have the ability to change the data that parents enter in the Parent Portal. Information regarding opening a Student Portal account is available at abi.capousd.org http://abi.capousd.org .
Congratulations to our school Counselor Mrs. Shannon Halbert for winning "Teacher of the Year". Mrs. Halbert is a key component of Serra, she is always willing to help students and staff providing guidance and advice, she is kind and really cares about others. We are lucky to have her here! Congrats Mrs. Halbert!
The Yearbook Staff is busy working on Serra’s 2012-2013 Yearbook. Get ready for one of Serra’s most unique yearbooks to date. The theme of “Showing our Colors” highlights our diverse population. We are not simply students. We are also artists, poets, musicians, athletes, parents, writers, and leaders. Most of all we are family. We are proud of our diverse family of students who bring their ideas, energy, and creativity to Serra every day. Our yearbook will feature every student and all of our school-wide events, from our annual pumpkin pie eating contest, to the graduations we celebrate each quarter. We will resume sales next week during lunchtime. Yearbooks are currently $15 (cash or check are accepted). Is your son or daughter graduating this year? Why not make the yearbook even more special by purchasing a “Senior Page.” It consists of a half page with photos and a message you send in to our staff. We will design your page and send you a copy of the proof for your approval. The cost is only $5. We will also have a display table for you to purchase yearbooks at our next graduation on Friday, February 1st.
This past year we were visited by a team of educators assessing us for model continuation high school.Our dedicated teachers and staff are happy to announce we have been awarded the prestigious title of “Model Continuation High School” for providing our students with “exemplary opportunities for Continuation High School students.” Serra was noted for our “innovative programs [that] demonstrate an enduring commitment to provide young people with the educational options and support services they need to successfully complete high school.”