Carlmont High School

Carlmont's 8th Grade TransitionTop of Page

8th Grade Parents and Guardians:

The Carlmont High School 8th Grade Transition Information Committee, part of the PTSA, was formed in 1999 to provide 8th grade students and their parents, with information about opportunities for learning at Carlmont High School. 

The mission of the 8th Grade Transition Information Committee is to facilitate the dissemination of accurate information about Carlmont’s academic program and student enrichment programs, such as college guidance resources, clubs, athletics, and performing arts, to community families, providing them with the information necessary to choose the most appropriate high school for their student.

Important DatesTop of Page

Mark Your Calendar

  • Freshman Parent Information Night: August 10
  • Freshman Orientation & BBQ: Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Early-Bird Picture Day: Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16, start time*: 0 period 8:53 a.m., 1st period 9:43 a.m.

* Start time for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0 period 8:00 a.m., 1st period 8:57 a.m.

Important Reminders for Incoming 9th GradersTop of Page

Parents who were unable to attend the Counseling 8th Parent Night on March 14, can view the presentation outlining the registration process and timeline at the Counseling webpage.
Additionally, online registration must be completed for all incoming 9th grade students. Families will receive a letter with instructions in April and the online registration must be completed in May. Additional information for incoming 9th grade families is available on the SUHSD website at:

If your student would like to participate in a fall sport or in one of Carlmont’s Intermediate/Advanced Performing Arts programs(Choir, Dance or Instrumental Music), tryouts, assessments and auditions often take place in the winter, spring or summer.

Additional Information:

Summer Reading and AssignmentsTop of Page

Please visit the links below to the Carlmont website for up-to-date information about the summer reading list or summer assignments. 

Carlmont Corner Monthly NewsletterTop of Page

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.

Contact 8th Grade TransitionTop of Page

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).