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, we will host 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 Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda (and as a courtesy to Central & Charter) 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.
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!
Shadowing - Students only. October - January. Carlmont's shadowing program offers two options for 8th grade students: individual or group shadowing. Students are invited to shadow only once. The objective of our shadowing program is to offer students an opportunity to experience a day on campus.
8th Grade Parent Information Night – Parents only. October 16, 2018. 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.
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.
Counseling Department’s 8th Grade Parent Night - Parents only. March 2019. This event will provide a review of the registration process for students from feeder AND non-feeder schools.
Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) Dessert Reception – Parents only. April/May. A panel comprised of Carlmont teachers and administrators will speak about Carlmont and the transition from 8th grade to high school.
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.
Mark Your Calendar
* Start time for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0 period 8:00 a.m., 1st period 8:57 a.m.
Plan ahead since you'll need your physician to fill out a form to upload. If you would like a hard copy of the eligibility packet please see Ms. Eggli in the AVP Office.
Who Should Attend?
Contact the 8th Grade Transition Team
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, Click here to join our mailing list!
*Students at Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda already receive this information through their schools.
**As a courtesy, students at Central & Charter 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.