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Enrollment & Orientations
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Welcome to Carlmont!
If you know your student will be enrolling at Carlmont for 9th grade please visit the Counseling department webpage or the Sequoia District website for enrollment information. We can’t wait to see you on campus!
 
Your First Step - SUHSD Address Verification
Address Verification is your first step to enrolling at Carlmont High School and is required of all incoming students, including siblings of currently enrolled Carlmont students. This can be completed on the District website from November 1st through the end of April every school year. 
 
Open Enrollment - How to Apply to Other Schools in the District
Sequoia Union High School District Open Enrollment is a period of time when any incoming 9th grade student (current 8th grader) may request to attend a high school in our district other than their assigned home school. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application by February 1st of the current school year to be eligible. Other high schools in our district include: Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, Woodside, TIDE Academy, East Palo Alto Academy, and Redwood High School.

Course Selection - Counselor Visits to Feeder Middle Schools
Course selection is made by students at Ralston, Tierra Linda, Sandpiper and Nesbit during Carlmont counselor visits to those middle schools. Counselors will work with students to select their courses for freshman year. Visits usually take place in February through March every school year. Course selection verification will be sent by email to all parents in the spring, usually coming directly from the assigned Carlmont counselor for your student. These Counselors will continue to work with your student every year on campus to ensure they are meeting all graduation and desired college application requirements. The 2022-2023 Program Planning Course Catalog provides more detail about all courses, as well as graduation and college requirements. Please see the District’s information about Placement Charts for questions related to level placement in 9th grade.
 
Course Selection - District Registrar for Students from Other Schools
All students coming from non-feeder schools will register and select courses with our District Registrar, Irma Abelt. For all details related to this process, please visit our Counseling department page or the Sequoia District Website. Course selection verification will be sent by email to all parents in the spring. An assigned Carlmont Counselor will continue to work with your student every year on campus to ensure they are meeting all graduation and desired college application requirements. Please see our information about Placement Charts for questions related to level placement in 9th grade.
 
Online Access to Your Parent / Student School Accounts
District enrollment confirmation is mailed to the home address that was verified, as well as emailed to accounts on file. These communications from the district will also include your access credentials for the online parent portal, accessible in May. Carlmont uses Infinite Campus for student data management (posted grades and attendance) and Canvas for student assignments and grades. Parents will receive a parent log in to gain visibility for their student accounts in each of these online resources.

Parent Information Night for 8th Grade Parents
The Carlmont Counseling Department hosts a Parent Information Night every March for 8th grade parents. This session is catered toward all incoming parents at Carlmont and will highlight enrollment and registration information and timelines, academic requirements for graduation, academic pathways, course placement process, and student life for Freshman. To view the recorded webinar from March 2022 please visit the Carlmont Counseling Department page. More specifics about this event for 2022-2023 will be posted as it becomes available.
 
Carlmont Freshman Parent Orientation Night 
To get your school year off to the right start, Carlmont also offers a new parent orientation every August, one evening the week before school starts, on campus. This event will cover everything you need to know to get you and your freshman comfortable on campus. This is also a chance to meet parent volunteer and support groups on campus. 

Freshmen Orientation
All enrolled 9th grade students are asked to attend a Freshman Orientation the day before school starts. This half day event starts at 8am and ends with a barbeque lunch hosted by our PTSA. At orientation, all freshmen will receive their schedules, walk through their classes on campus, and briefly meet all their teachers. This event is hosted by our Associated Student Body (student government) and will allow all incoming freshmen the chance to get to know the campus and meet other students just before their first day of classes.