Carlmont's 8th Grade Transition

8th Grade Parents and Guardians:

The 8th Grade Transition Team is comprised of the Principal of Carlmont High School and a group of parent volunteers representing the middle school feeder communities.

Throughout the school year, our 8th Grade Transition Team will be hosting a series of events to provide you and your student with information about Carlmont’s academic program and student enrichment programs, so that you will have the information necessary to choose the most appropriate high school for your student. Each event has a different goal or purpose. You will find a brief description of each event on our calendar.

Our team also publishes a monthly newsletter called the Carlmont Corner. It is distributed to 8th grade families at Ralston and Tierra Linda and is posted each month on this site. If you attend another school and would like to join our mailing list and have information emailed to you, please use the link below.

We look forward to seeing you in the coming months.

Student Registration


Counseling Department 8th Grade Parent Information Night

March 14, 7:00 p.m., Carlmont Performing Arts Center

This informational meeting will provide a review of the registration process for students from feeder and non-feeder schools. It will also include information on Carlmont High School's graduation requirements as well as those requirements necessary to apply to a four-year college. No RSVP is necessary.

All incoming students must complete address verification at the Sequoia Union High School District office. See below.

SUHSD Address Verification

Address Verification - Deadline no later than April 28, 2017 - An address verification form must be on file for every student in the Sequoia Union High School District. Please use the link below for the form and complete instructions. Forms will be accepted at the SUHSD office beginning November 1, 2016 and should be submitted NO LATER than April 28, 2017. 

8th Grade Student & Parent Forums

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 or Thursday, March 2, 2017 (attend one) All Forums are full!

Campus tours 7:00 p.m. (last tour departs at 7:05), Forum 7:30 p.m.

Location: Carlmont High School Library

Due to limited space we require registration to attend one of the Forums. This event is for 8th grade students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) only. No siblings or families with students younger than 8th grade please. 

Spaces will be filled on a first come/first served basis.

The Student/Parent forums are full.  If you would like to be on the WAITLIST, please use this LINK to register.

Carlmont's 8th Grade Student & Parent Forums provide an informal opportunity to learn more about the program and student life at Carlmont and to ask questions of Carlmont's administration, teachers, parents and current Carlmont students.

Three 8th Grade Student/Parent informational nights will be offered in January through March 2017 (attend only one). These evening events will be held in the Carlmont Library beginning at 7:30 p.m. Campus tours will be offered prior to the event beginning at 7:00 p.m. in front of the library (the last tour leaves at 7:05).

After the tours, parents will remain in the library and students will move to the College and Career Center. Both groups will hear from speakers and will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Please park in the lot "B" (Senior Lot) by the tennis courts (2nd entrance coming from San Carlos or Belmont, across from Chula Vista). Walk up the stairs to find signs to guide you to the library, which is located mid-campus in "C" hall. Please plan to arrive early to find parking. Use the link above for a campus map and driving directions.

Carlmont Corner Monthly Newsletter

Carlmont Corner Newsletter for 8th Grade Families

The Carlmont Corner newsletter is distributed monthly to feeder middle schools (Ralston and Tierra Linda) and is available as a link below on this page at the beginning of each month. You'll find announcements, reminders and information about upcoming events. Current and past issues can be found at the links below.

8th Grade Transition Calendar of Events

Calendar of events for students entering high school in 2017

Carlmont's 8th Grade Transition Team will host a variety of events during the upcoming school year for 8th grade students and their parents or guardians. Our goal is to familiarize future Scots and their families with the wonderful experience Carlmont High School offers!

  • 8th Grade Parent Information Night Parents only. October 13, 2016. This is our largest event and is intended to provide a broad overview of the academic program at Carlmont. We offer a campus tour prior to the program.  

  • Shadowing - Students only. November- February. Carlmont's shadowing program offers two options for 8th grade students: individual or group shadowing. The objective of our shadowing program is to offer students an opportunity to experience a day on campus. Information on how to sign up will be posted on this page in October.

  • Student and Parent Forums - Students and Parents. January-March. We offer three Forums (attend one). This is an informal opportunity to learn more about student life at Carlmont High School and to ask questions of current students, parents, teachers and staff. Campus tours will be offered prior to the Forum. Registration will begin in December.

  • Newsletter Students and Parents. Monthly. We publish the Carlmont Corner newsletter each month to provide families with comprehensive information about upcoming events, deadlines, registration, address verification and more. The newsletter is distributed to our feeder schools and posted here each month.

In addition to these events, opportunities are available to attend sporting events, music, drama, choral and dance performances. Visit the calendar on the Carlmont website for the most up-to-date information.

Contact 8th Grade Transition

Contact the 8th Grade Transition Team

Click here to join our mailing list! If your student does NOT attend a Carlmont feeder school* (Ralston and Tierra Linda) and you would like to receive regular updates from the Carlmont 8th Grade Transition Team.

*Students at Ralston and Tierra Linda already receive this information through their schools.

If you have a question, send an email to an 8th Grade Transition Team member: Questions for 8th Grade Transition

Questions regarding enrollment, class placement or registration should be directed to our Counseling department staff (listed under the "departments" section on our website).