Carlmont High School


Carlmont's 8th Grade TransitionTop of Page

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. 

8th Grade Transition Calendar of EventsTop of Page

Calendar of events for students entering High School in 2019

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. Scroll down for detailed information on this event. 

  • 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. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.

  • Student and Parent Forums - Students and Parents. Jan 29, Feb 13, & Mar 7, 2019. 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. Scroll down for detailed information on this event. 

  • Counseling Department’s 8th Grade Parent Night -  Parents Only.  February 27, 2019. This event will provide a review of the registration process for students from feeder AND non-feeder schools. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.

  • Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) Dessert Reception –  Parents Only.  April/May 2019.  A panel comprised of Carlmont teachers and administrators will speak about Carlmont and the transition from 8th grade to high school. Scroll down for detailed information on this event. 

  • Freshman Parent Information Night  -  Parents Only. August 2019.  This event will cover everything you need to know about getting your freshman off to a good start at Carlmont. Scroll down for detailed information on this event.
  • 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. Scroll down for more detailed information.

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 Information NightTop of Page

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm

Who should attend?

  • Parents who want to learn more about Carlmont academics.
  • This event focuses heavily on the 4-year curriculum at Carlmont.
  • Parents get to hear from the teachers of the four core subjects (Math, English, Science, Social Science) about pathways available from Freshman through Senior years offered by their departments.
  • There are also brief reports from electives and sports with follow-up contact information provided.

Why is this Event so long?

  • We offer optional student-led campus tours starting at 6:00 pm, which are the most extensive campus tour offered this year for parents. 
  • At 7:00, our formal program begins in Stogner gym with comments from our principal, electives and sports. 
  • Parents are then broken into smaller groups to circulate through nearby classrooms to hear from core subject educators. We expect to finish by 9:00 pm.
I already know my child is going to Carlmont, do I need to attend this night?
  • No, this night is informational only. 
  • It contains no specifics about registering an 8th grader for Carlmont.
  • It does not focus on the transition from 8th grade to Carlmont. 
Where is this event held?
  • Optional Campus Tours begin at the QUAD at 6:00 pm.  Last tour leaves 6:15 pm.
  • The formal program starts 7:00 pm in the Stogner Main gym.
  • Parking is available at the Senior Parking lot.  (2nd entrance coming from San Carlos or Belmont, across from Chula Vista). Walk straight to the top of the stairs and follow signs for directions. 
How do I sign up?
  • No RSVP needed.  
  • 8th Grade Parents ONLY - No students, siblings or families with students younger than 8th grade please!

Carlmont's Shadowing Program Top of Page

October 2018 -  January 2019

What is Shadowing?

  • An opportunity for your 8th Grade student to be on the Carlmont campus during a school day.
  • This is a Student Only event.   Parents/guardians will drop off their students at the campus and may return for student pick-up at the end of the event. 
Does my 8th Grader need to shadow at Carlmont?
  • No, but if your 8th Grader thinks it will help them to choose a high school, they might wish to shadow.
  • Or, if your 8th Grader is anxious about what Carlmont is really like, they might wish to shadow.
Individual (one on one) Shadowing:
8th Grade students will spend 1/2 of a school day, including lunch period, on the Carlmont campus accompanied by a Carlmont Freshman host.  They will attend classes with their host and get to walk the halls experiencing life at Carlmont.  (No preferences for host or type of classes attended can be accommodated.)  This can be a good option for an 8th Grader that is choosing between several high schools.
 
Group Shadowing:
8th Grade students can come with their friends on one of their early dismissal days to spend the afternoon at Carlmont.  Groups of 15 to 20 Eighth Graders led by 2-3 Carlmont students will get a tour of the campus, visit classrooms, speak with teachers and get a feel for life on campus.  This can be a good option for an 8th Grader that plans to attend Carlmont and is ready to learn more about their high school. 
 

Why can't my 8th Grader participate in both individual and group shadowing?

  • We offer as many days for individual and group shadows as are allowable to maintain the integrity of the classrooms.
How do we sign up our 8th Grader to Shadow?
  • Registration links will be available at the end of September or beginning of October. Please check regularly for updates.

8th Grade Student & Parent ForumsTop of Page

January 29, February 13, or March 7, 2019  - all from 7 to 8:30 pm 

Who Should Attend?
  • Parents AND 8th Grade Students who want to learn more about student life on Carlmont campus.
What is unique about this event?
  • Small setting allows for your questions to be asked & answered!
  • Panel of current Carlmont students presents great information about campus life and answers your questions. 
  • Panel of administrators and teachers also presents insightful information and answers your questions about transitioning to high school. 
  • Student-led campus tours available tonight. 

I already know my child is going to Carlmont, do I need to attend this night?

  • No, this night is informational only. 
  • It contains no specifics about registering an 8th grader for high school and does not focus on academics at Carlmont.
Where is this event held?
  • Optional Campus Tours begin at the Carlmont Library at 7:00 pm. 
  • The forum is from 7:30 - 8:30 pm in the Carlmont Library.
  • Parking is available at the Senior Parking lot.  (2nd entrance coming from San Carlos or Belmont, across from Chula Vista). Walk straight to the top of the stairs and follow signs for directions. 
How do I sign up?
  • Registration opens in December 2018. Please come back to this site to RSVP. 

New Student Registration InformationTop of Page

Counseling Department’s 8th Grade Parent Night

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:00 pm at Carlmont's Performing Arts Center

Who Should Attend?

  • ALL Parents of 8th Grade Students attending Carlmont in Fall 2019 (Parents Only).
  • If you only attend one event this year, this is THE one!
Why Should I Attend?
  • This meeting will provide a review of the registration process for students from feeder and non-feeder schools.
  • It will also include information on class selection, Carlmont High School's graduation requirements as well as those requirements necessary to apply to a four-year college.
How do I sign up?
  • No RSVP needed.
Where is this event held?
  • The presentation is in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center.
  •  Parking is available at the Senior Parking lot.  (2nd entrance coming from San Carlos or Belmont, across from Chula Vista). The Performing Arts Center is straight ahead at the top of the stairs. 
If I can not attend this informational event, where can I get more information?

Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) Dessert ReceptionTop of Page

Who Should Attend?

  • Parents interested in learning more about transitioning their 8th Grader to Carlmont and parents interested in connecting with other Carlmont parents. This is a great opportunity to get additional questions answered.
What is the program?
  • A panel comprised of Carlmont teachers (typically department chairs) and administrators will speak about Carlmont, their vision for the next 5 years, and the transition from 8th Grade to high school. 
  • The panel will also answer your questions.
I already know my child is going to Carlmont, do I need to attend this night?
  • This night is informational only. 
  • It contains no specifics about registering an 8th Grader for high school. 
How do I sign up?
  • Please come back in Spring 2019 for more details.

Freshman Parent Information NightTop of Page

August 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center

Parent Orientation Faire (optional) 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Quad

Who Should Attend?

  • ALL Parents of Incoming Freshman. 
  • This meeting (held the week before school starts) will cover everything you need to know about getting your freshman off to a good start at Carlmont.
Why should I end my summer early to attend this event?
  • Staying informed will give you and your student the best chance to get their high school years off to a good start. 
  • Decrease anxiety for you and your student during the first few weeks of school by getting the most up-to-date information directly from Carlmont administration.
How do I sign up?
  • No RSVP needed.
Where and when is this event held?
  • Parent Orientation Faire (optional) is in the Quad from 6 - 7 pm. Complimentary dinner provided where you can mingle with administrators, and student reps, and learn about all of Carlmont’s organizations.
  • The presentation is in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center from 7 - 9 pm.
  •  Parking is available at the Senior Parking lot.  (2nd entrance coming from San Carlos or Belmont, across from Chula Vista). The Performing Arts Center is straight ahead at the top of the stairs. 
  • Exact date TBD. Please check back in Spring 2019.

Carlmont Corner Monthly NewsletterTop of Page

Carlmont Corner Newsletter for 8th Grade Families

The Carlmont Corner newsletter is distributed monthly to feeder middle schools (Nesbit, Ralston and Tierra Linda). The first newsletter comes out in September. You'll find announcements, reminders and information about upcoming events.
 

Contact 8th Grade TransitionTop of Page

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.