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.
The group shadowing program is designed for students who are planning to attend Carlmont and want a broader overview of the school. It allows the student to experience a day on campus in a large group setting. Students are encouraged to attend with friends if they desire to do so, however, we do not pre-arrange groups. Friends can meet up with each other at the event. Registration is on a first come/first served basis.
Group Shadowing begins with 100+ students in the Student Union and ends with a small, 15-20 person, tour group led by 2-3 Carlmont students who will answer questions and provide information. The day is structured to give your student an overview of the school including a slideshow, performances by select Carlmont student groups and a brief visit to classrooms where they can interact with one or more of our exceptional teachers.
For further questions about the Group Shadowing program, please contact: Melody Chan
Individual (one on one) Shadowing: November 2016 - January 2017
Sign ups for Individual shadowing are now full and we are unable to accept new requests. If you have already submitted a form, you will be contacted with a shadowing date.
If you have a question about your Individual Shadowing appointment, please contact: Kim McGreivy
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING 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.
Open Enrollment - Deadline February 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. - Ninth Grade Open Enrollment is a period of time when an incoming 9th grade student (current 8th graders) may request a high school other than their assigned home school to attend. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application to be eligible. Forms will be accepted at the SUHSD office beginning October 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. The deadline is February 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 or Thursday, March 2, 2017 (attend one) January 24 & February 15 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.
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 2016 (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.
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 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).