Student Support Services


Student Support Services
Empowering Troubies for Life

St. Francis students are offered a variety of academic support services to meet their college and career readiness goals. In alignment with the school’s philosophy, St. Francis respects the uniqueness of each student and her right and responsibility to achieve her potential.  


Student Support Program Offerings

A referral for support services may be made to Nancy Doyle, Chair of Guidance or Joan Biller, Chair of Resource.

Troubie Success

This three-semester course for freshmen begins in the summer before freshman year and helps students overcome academic challenges and maximize their personal strength.  With a focus on English and Math, students gain study skills and academic content knowledge to support their progress all for years at St. Francis.

Study Skills

This semester class is designed to support students in all of their coursework. Troubies learn effective study and test-taking skills and hone their organizational and time management techniques to ensure success across all subject areas.

CSF Tutoring

California Scholarship Federation (CSF) tutors offer peer tutoring throughout the school day and after school in all subject areas.  Students can be matched with a peer who has successfully completed coursework in the subject area and received one-on-one assistance and support.

Formal Education Program

St. Francis affirms that students with learning differences are given the opportunity to receive a quality Catholic education in a caring environment.  For students with documented learning differences, we offer a Formal Education Plan (FEP) which provides appropriate in-class interventions based on the unique learning styles of each student.

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National Testing Accommodations Information

Applications for testing accommodations for College Board (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement) and ACT exams are available through the Registrar. 

It is the responsibility of the parent/student to make the request for standardized testing accommodations.  Requests are completed and submitted by SFHS on behalf of the student, and must be submitted within the strict application deadline dates set forth by College Board and ACT.  

For more information on dates and deadlines or to request more information, please contact our Registrar Sarah Cornell at