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: Thursday, August 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30pm, Carlmont's Performing Arts Center
  • Freshman Orientation & BBQ: Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Football Stadium Bleachers
  • Early-Bird Picture Day: Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Scot's Gym
  • First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16, start time*: 0 period 8:53 a.m., 1st period 9:43 a.m.
  • First Day of School Pictures: Wednesday, August 16, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Scot's Gym

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

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. 

8th Grade Transition Calendar of EventsTop of Page

Calendar of events for students entering high school in 2018

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 17, 2017. 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.


8th Grade Parent Info Night & Campus ToursTop of Page

If your student is entering high school in 2018, please join us for the first 8th Grade Transition event of the year! This PARENT/GUARDIAN ONLY night is intended to provide a broad overview of the academic program and electives at Carlmont.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:00 p.m. - Campus tours (last tour leaves at 6:15) in the QUAD

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm - Presentation and Classroom Visits

The evening begins in the QUAD at 6:00 pm with tours of the campus and the presentation will begin in the Main Gym at 7:00 p.m. SHARP with a short introduction by Carlmont Principal Ralph Crame and presentations from the elective and athletic programs.

Parents will then be dismissed to nearby classrooms to hear presentations from Carlmont teachers on course material and academic expectations in the four core curriculum areas: Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Parents will rotate through classrooms in all four subject areas.

Space is limited for this popular event and attendance must be limited to parents or guardians of 8th grade students only. No students, siblings or families with students younger than 8th grade please!

This event focuses on our academic program. The shadowing program gives students the opportunity to experience time on campus. Our Student & Parent Forums focus on campus life and the student experience.

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* (Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda) and you would like to receive regular updates from the Carlmont 8th Grade Transition Team.

*Students at Nesbit, 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.