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Info Sessions & Student Enrollment

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Info Sessions & Student Enrollment

PARENT & STUDENT FORUM - Thursday, November 7th, 2024 at 5pm
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 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. 
Check back here for a link to the webinar that will be posted in the fall.
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT for 8th Grade Families - Held 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 virtual 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, please visit the Carlmont Counseling Department page or click here.
1st Step - PRIORITY ONLINE ENROLLMENT Opens Oct 15 and closes Nov 30
Filling out the Online Enrollment Forms and completing your Address Verification is all that's needed to enroll 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. For more information you can also visit the counseling page on this website.
**All families enrolling in the district need to complete this process by November 30th for guaranteed placement at your home school.
NOTE: Online Enrollment will continue through February 1, however school placement cannot be guaranteed when enrollment takes place outside the priority timeline.
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, Central, San Carlos Charter, 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 2024-2025 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 Registrar, Irma Abelt (email: For all details related to this process, please visit our Counseling department page or the Sequoia District Website.
Online Access to Your Parent / Student School Accounts
In the spring, 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.
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 informative event is usually held one evening the week before school starts, usually in the Performing Arts Center. 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. 
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.