Cambrian Academy
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4340 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Financial Planning
Search for funds!

We'll be working with students to help them apply for scholarships and financial aid. You will be surprised by how much scholarship money is out there just waiting for students who know how to ask.

However, the one form all parents must face is the FAFSA. We suggest looking at it early, rather than trying to rush through it as the deadline approaches. Click here

Here is another site that provides helpful tips and answers for the FAFSA.

Cambrian Academy Senior in live Q&A chat session with UC Santa Barbara admissions department.
Each year, we are visited by admissions representatives from the University of California, as well as several private colleges from across the US.
We know which organzitions can bring the best recognition to our students. Cambrian Academy's Chapter of The National Honor Society is just one of them.
College Preparatory is More than High School
College Going Culture

A college-going culture builds the expectation of postsecondary education for all students--not just the best students. It inspires the best in every student, and it supports students in achieving their goals.

As you can imagine, the key ingredient in creating a college-going culture is a dedicated team of educators.

Academic Planning

Begin by setting up your College Board account, so you can begin using My Organizer.

Our Advisory periods consist of discovering student interests, creating college searches, and learning about colleges that match these interests. An important part of creating our college-going culture is turning students' thoughts from, "Should I go to college?" to, "Which is the best college for me?"

The process includes:

  • Preparing for College Board Tests -- SAT, AP, etc.
  • Planning for College
  • Finding a College
  • Tracking Academic Progress
  • Applying to Colleges
  • Locating Financial Aid

Positive recommendations are more meaningful

when they come from instructors who have gotten to know you well. You will be well known in a class of 12.

Personal statements

cannot be thrown together at the last minute. We will guide you in developing your portfolio over the course of your time with us. Students will complete the first major draft of their essays during the spring of their junior year.

A demonstrated interest

can only be shown when you have researched the colleges you apply to. You will set up a College Board account during your first week with us, and you will use it to research colleges based on your true interests.

We provide access to standard, as well as unique, extracurricular activities and community service opportunities.

A Meaningful High School Diploma

A Cambrian Academy diploma has meaning. The program is built upon a foundation without fads. For a high school diploma to represent that a student is ready for college, it must be rooted in the acceptance standards of colleges. Furthermore, graduates should be well prepared for the transition to a postsecondary learning environment.

The college preparatory focus is what makes Cambrian Academy more than just a high school, and a solid academic curriculum is the supporting foundation that gives meaning to the diploma received at graduation.