• Dr. Renfree

We are ready!!!

Dear SHS Family,

It's finally here! We have worked really hard for you and your families and we are proud to give you our full attention and get back to learning.

We are so excited and hope you are as well.

Again, I want to give you the distance learning student/family handbook. It is everything you need to know. In addition ANYTHING in blue is a link you can click. Its your one-stop shop for starting on Monday! In addition it is on the front page of our website.


Please pay attention to the following:

1. How attendance is taken---there is attendance

Attendance policy is in the handbook but here it is as well.

Important: If you have not been in contact with the teachers please contact them and let them know you are ready!

Still need internet?


Im getting many inquiries about refunds. Here are some answers!!!! They are being mailed to the address on file in PowerSchool. If your address is wrong please contact to get it fixed before mailing.

PROM: Refunds coming in next 2 weeks

Military Ball: Refunds coming in next 2 weeks

Grad Nite: Contact

AP testing: CollegeBoard does all refunds. Please contact them on their website.


Here is the newsletter link where we are updating regularly.

Our counselors are here to support you and can be contacted through our website. However we understand they play a vital role in giving information out. We have created a newsletter we will be updating every few days with new information. HERE IS THE NEW LINK:

I’m getting many requests for transcripts.  Any senior can make that request online on the Serra Counseling website or by clicking HERE

***Please read the top of the form about COVID-19 and the procedure before filling out the form.



2020 Senior Scholarships: Every  year Serra Foundation is proud to award 13 scholarships to deserving seniors.  Awards range from $500 (1), $250 (2), to $100 (10).  Due to Covid-19 the process will be a little different this year.  To be considered for this year’s scholarship program, please click here:, fill it out and email it to  by Sunday, May 17, 2020 with SHS Foundation Scholarship in the subject line.  Good luck!   Here is a picture of the application so you know you have the right one.

Tierrasanta Junior Women's Club (TJWC) Scholarships

The Tierrasanta Junior Women’s Club (TJWC) would like to award six scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each to young ladies graduating from Serra High in June, 2020. Again, we would like two of the $1,000 awards made to students who intend to continue their education by enrolling in a trade school, and four $1,000 awards should be designated for individuals who will be continuing on to a four-year university or community college. Applicants must meet the following requirements: ¨ Awards will be made to female students. ¨ For those individuals continuing on to a University or Community College, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required. ¨ No minimum GPA is required for Trade School. ¨ Must demonstrate an interest in community service/issues. ¨ We would prefer a person who is willing to “get involved”, preferably with a history of volunteering. ¨ Awardees should be in most need of financial assistance. ¨ TJWC would choose to award an individual who is dedicated, determined and exhibits all the qualities needed to succeed but may have been “overlooked” in the awards process. We are thinking of the “hidden” gem who deserves and would benefit the most from the recognition and a little financial help from her community. Interested students can access the application here: TJWC Scholarship Application Completed Applications need to be e-mailed to Mr. Stewart at by 4pm on Friday May 15th

Announcing the 2020

Kiwanis Foundation of Tierrasanta Scholarships

The Kiwanis Foundation of Tierrasanta is pleased to announce that it will again be awarding the Vernon D. Bowman, Thomas G. Cherniss and George V. Paluso Scholarships at the end of the 2020 school year to graduating seniors of Serra High School. These scholarships are awarded annually to students who best exemplify Kiwanis ideals that were fostered by these three respected Kiwanis Club members and residents of Tierrasanta. Scholarships are based on a student’s demonstration of academic success, a strong record of community service, leadership and altruistic devotion to the welfare of fellow students. In addition to the general criteria, athletic participation and leadership is a prerequisite for the Paluso scholarship.

Applicants must be 2020 graduating seniors from Serra High School who will be pursuing an associate or bachelor level degree, or higher education that will qualify the applicant for entry into a business, profession or trade. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee of the Kiwanis Foundation of Tierrasanta, where the selections will be made.

Selections for scholarship awards will be based upon the depth of community service, participation in Serra High School activities, including athletics (required for the Paluso scholarship), and scholastic achievement. Applicants will be required to:

· document their school and community activities and leadership

· submit an official transcript

· write a reflective essay regarding their activities, and

· submit a letter of recommendation.

Students need only submit one application to be considered for all three scholarships listed below:

· Vernon D. Bowman scholarship: payable in annual installments over four years

· Thomas G. Cherniss scholarship: a one-time scholarship payment

· George V. Paluso scholarship: a one-time scholarship payment

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on San Diego schools, applications are available immediately, via email – if you are interested in applying for one of the three above scholarships, please email and the application package will be emailed back to you. All applications must be returned via email to Bob Richards at the above email address by midnight on May 8, 2020 in order to remain eligible. Students will be notified of their selection by mid-May and awards will either be presented at Awards Night or mailed directly to the students at their home if Awards Night is canceled.

Thank you so much for your support!

Dr. Erica Renfree, Principal



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