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College Counseling
College counseling at San Diego Jewish Academy is grounded in introspection. In freshman and sophomore years, students and parents meet informally with the Dean of Academic Affairs to discuss matters of academic counseling. Formal college counseling begins in the junior year. A meeting with students and parents is held in late fall, during which an overview of the college selection and application process is offered. Weekly small group meetings start at the beginning of the second semester. Juniors leave their POD once a week to participate in topic specific discussions about college applications. A significant component of these weekly meetings is the month long self reflective writing students complete in May and June. Four different writing prompts ask students to reflect on who they are as learners, where in the country they think they’d most enjoy learning and what kind of Judaic programming on campus would best augment the educational environment they are seeking.

And of course, throughout the college selection and application process, there is regular, lengthy, candid conversations. Communication and availability define the relationship between the counseling office and our college bound students. Essays are read. Lists are created. Discussions and hugs are shared. By the end of the process, good matches have been determined, and students go to destinations where they continue to grow. The Counseling Office smiles, just a touch, at each individual’s sense of triumph once the admission season draws to a close every year.

Class of 2014 College Attendance.

Class of 2013 College Attendance.

Class of 2012 College Attendance.

Class of 2011 College Attendance.

College Application Timeline
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Graduation Speeches
Watch our students describe the SDJA experience in their own words!
2014 SDJA Graduation
Welcome to the 2014 SDJA Graduation
& Graduation Speech 1
Speech 2 Speech 3
Click here to watch previous years' graduation speeches.

SAT Testing
SAT test center code for SDJA: 05726

ACT Testing
ACT test center code for SDJA: 214561

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