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Info Sessions & Student Enrollment

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Info Sessions & Student Enrollment
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PARENT & STUDENT FORUM - every February
This virtual information session is optional, and is designed to meet the needs of parents and students wanting more information for their decision and/or transition to high school. This webinar is held every Feburary, hosted by the 8th Grade Transition team, featuring Carlmont Administration and Staff, as well as some Carlmont students. You'll hear general information about curriculum and student life and have the chance to ask questions via Q&A. This year's date is February 16, 2023, @ 5:30pm. Please check back here for a link to registration in January 2023.
 
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT - every March
To help you through the enrollment and registration process, 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 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.
 
READY TO ENROLL AT CARLMONT?
 
1st Step - SUHSD Address Verification Nov 1 thru April 30
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 - Optional
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.
 
2nd Step - Course Selection via Counselor Visits Feb thru March
Course selection is made by students at Ralston, Tierra Linda, Sandpiper and Nesbit during Carlmont counselor visits to our feeder middle schools. Counselors will work with students to select their courses for freshman 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 - 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.
 
 
AFTER ENROLLMENT - WHAT TO EXPECT
 
Online Access to Your Parent / Student School Accounts
In May, district enrollment confirmation is mailed to the home address that was verified, as well as emailed to accounts provided during registration. 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.
 
CARLMONT NEW PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT 
We want every enrolled family to feel comfortable as they start the new school year. To get your family's year off to the right start, Carlmont offers a new parent information session every August. This casual and informative event is usually held one evening the week before school starts in the quad. This is a chance to meet parent volunteer and support groups and Carlmont Administrators, see the campus, find out about extra curriculars like Clubs and sports, and find out about community connections like SamTrans. 
 
FRESHMAN 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 pizza lunch hosted by our PTSA. At orientation, all freshmen will receive their schedules and will walk through their class schedule on campus. 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, walk their schedule, and meet other students just before their first day of classes. PLEASE NOTE: schedules are released to all students in all grades the day before school starts, no exceptions.