Frank Talarico: JSerra H.S. thrives as public schools wane

*Currently running in the Orange County Register, By Frank Talarico, JSerra President

Last school year, after participating in a lifelike medical-simulation program offered by JSerra Catholic High School, senior Tom Joseph came away more excited than ever to study medicine in college and ultimately become a doctor.

“I love the program because it gives real hands-on experience with the hospital and real-life practice of medicine,” Tom said following an intense emergency-simulation exercise at Mission Hospital. “It allows me to learn what to expect in college and later in med school.”

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JSerra Medical Magnet Program Featured on Cox3

Frank Talarico and Betty Cappelletti had the opportunity to talk about all the great things happening with the Medical Magnet Program and partnership with Mission Hospital on Cox3’s Cox Forum, hosted by Terry Wedel. The show will air on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7pm on channel 3. Be sure to tune in and show support for JSerra.

For more check out Cox3

Additional airing dates/times:

Friday, Feb. 25 at 6pm

Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7pm

Tuesday, March 1 at 7pm

Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30pm


JSerra Continues to Make News

JSerra Catholic High School CEO Frank Talarico sent the following letter to parents, community members and others last week.

It started with a question? Would some of JSerra’s brightest juniors and seniors tutor underclassmen from under-served San Juan Capistrano neighborhoods?

The answer, of course, was yes. And with the leadership of Betty Cappelletti, our outstanding science instructor, the JSerra-CREER: Comunidad y Familia tutoring program was – and will continue to be – an incredible success.

The JSerra -CREER partnership was the subject of my most recent Capistrano Dispatch column.

The partnership wasn’t the only campus item to make recent headlines. The Orange County Register profiled our innovative music instructor, David Weinberg. Mr. Weinberg spends summers creating shows for high schools, colleges and drum corps across the nation.

And our co-valedictorians, Nicole Madro and Lexi Crommett, continue to draw attention. A group of local newspapers published this article about their divergent paths to extraordinary scholastic achievement.

We look forward to sharing more exciting news with you as we prepare for the new school year. Please visit JSerra Blog and our Twitter for updates.

As always, thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Frank