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8th Grade

8th Grade Families, visit this site regularly to remain up to date about all the important information you need for high school

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TIDE Academy Information Night for 8th Grade Families Monday, NOvember 25

In the interest of outlining your student's high school options for next year, we invite you to an information session on Monday, November 25, with the principal of Tide Academy, Allison Silvestri.  TIDE Academy is a small public school of choice (grades 9-12) that is part of the Sequoia Union High School District and located in Menlo Park.  We encourage you to visit the TIDE Academy website.

Info Night Details

The event will be held in the Nesbit gym on Monday, November 25, 6:30-7:30pm.  If you are unable to attend Monday's meeting, there is an introductory video for 8th grade families on the TIDE Academy homepage as well as additional information under the "about us" tab on the TIDE Academy website above.  

8th Grade Graduation Hoodies and T-shirts For Sale

Class of 2020 hoodies and t-shirts are now available to purchase!

All of the 8th graders' names are listed on the back.  They would make great holiday gifts for your 8th graders!

Please note that Dec. 11th will be the absolute LAST DAY TO ORDER!  All of the shirts will be printed at the same time at the end of the ordering period. They will be available for shipping or pick up mid to late Dec.  If you want to guarantee it as a holiday gift, you may want to choose in-store pick up to make sure you get it in time. 

They will not be available to order after Dec. 11th.  Please plan accordingly.


Please email Marissa if you have any questions.

Shadowing Opportunities at Carlmont

If your child is interested in shadowing a current Carlmont student for a half or full day, sign up here.

High School Placement Tests for ELA and Math

Placement testing for high school is right around the corner.  The English placement test, called the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test (GMRT), will be given between December 2nd-6th.  The Math placement test, called the Math Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP), will be given during the testing window of January 6th and January 15th.  If you have any questions regarding these tests, please contact Assistant Principal Lauren Park or 8th Grade Counselor Rachel Parker.

Calling for 8th grade Baby photos!

Send your baby photos for the yearbook to  Please include your first and last name.

Last day to submit is Friday, January 31!

SUHSD Address Verification for all incoming 9th graders

All incoming 9th graders to the Sequoia Union High School District, including Carlmont, are required to fill out and submit an Address Verification.  Each new student to the district has to complete Address Verification in person in order to register for high school.  Find the form and more information hereDue April 27.

8th grade Promotion Ceremony:Wednesday, June 10 at 9:00am

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held at Carlmont High School on the football field. All 8th graders will sit in the bleachers and parents will be seated on the football field.

8th grade students are to arrive at Carlmont High School at 8:00AM on Wednesday, June 10th and report to the main gym (Stogner Gym).

Click here for Carlmont High School map.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00AM, and the ceremony will conclude between 10:15AM and 10:30AM.

Your student will be handed their promotion certificate during the ceremony. After the ceremony is complete, students may reunite with their families on the field.

Professional photographers will be capturing each child as they receive their promotion certificate. Please do not stand in the aisle ways or walk up front to take pictures.  Pictures will be available for purchase after the ceremony. Please notify the office if your student will not be attending the ceremony.



Please note: We ask that you arrive to the Carlmont campus no earlier than 8:00AM.

There will be canopies set up for handicap and elderly only, unfortunately family members will not be able to accompany them in these designated areas due to limited space.

We will have 1200 chairs available for parents/guardians. Please be mindful of the people attending as we hope immediate family members get seats.

The Belmont Police Department will be at Carlmont monitoring the campus and promotion area.

No noise makers or confetti cannons please!



There will be designated parking spaces for handicap in the Senior Parking Lot. The entrance to the Senior Parking Lot is located across from Chula Vista Street.

Click here for Carlmont High School map.

The Belmont Police Department will be monitoring the parking lots and directing traffic to other parking areas. When the ceremony is over, the Belmont Police Department will then be directing cars to exit areas of the school. We highly encourage carpooling, as parking is limited.