High School Info.

The following information is posted as it is given to us.

Las Lomas
Open House:  TBD

Carondelet representatives will visit St. Mary's on October 17.

Admissions webpage officially opens September 1st and includes all the necessary information to learn more about Carondelet and how to apply. Here are some important dates regarding the Admissions process:


  • Applications for  2018-2019 school year: Online applications are available September 1st. The deadline for early bird registration and pricing is November 8th, 2017. The final due date for the application is December 1st.


  • Tours and Shadow Visits: Tours are from 3-4pm most Wednesdays. Shadow Visits start at 7:45am, Monday, Tuesday and Fridays, from October 2nd-November 27th. Tours and Shadow Visits are by appointment only and tend to book up quickly, so please make sure to R.S.V.P by clicking on the Visit Us tab on our Admissions webpage.


  • Open House: November 5, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity for prospective families to tour the campus, talk to students, and meet faculty and administration. Families can register to attend here.


  • HSPT Test: January 20th, 2018, from 8-12pm. Parents are welcome for coffee and light refreshments while their daughters work on their test. Online registration for the HSPT is due by January 10th.


  • Interview Day: February 3rd, from 8-12pm. The Admissions team will reach out in January with an appointment time between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Interviews last a total of 30 minutes- 15 minutes with the student and 15 minutes with the parents/guardians and the student.


  • “Road to College”: What is your child truly passionate about? What makes him or her unique? In this year’s Road to College presentation, you’ll learn how these questions hold the key to successful admission into the college that’s perfect for your daughter or son. Please stay tuned for a date and time that will be posted on the Carondelet webpage.


De La Salle
Open House:  TBD


ACALANES UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

*You may visit   www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/schoolfinder to determine your neighborhood school.




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HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT) INFO:
Hello, SM 8th Grade Parents!
 
TEST PREP:  We have received a few questions regarding whether or not we advise that your child take a HSPT (High School Placement Test) prep course to prepare for the high school entrance exams that Carondelet and De LaSalle will administer. Please know that CHS and DLS do not offer these courses.  If fact, in the past, both schools have said there is really not a need for our students to do a formal test prep class. 
 
Please know that if you wish (or your child wishes to prepare further), you may purchase a HSPT test prep booklet  from most bookstores such as Barnes and Noble or on Amazon.  Again, this is just a tool that you may choose to use.  It is not a requirement.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:  Both CHS and DLS focus on a student's grades and behavior as their top consideration for admittance (this includes conduct, effort and attendance/tardies).  They may also consider the school that the person is coming from and whether or not the student is an active Catholic.  The placement test is a third criteria, but not the most important one, in considering a student for admittance.
 
HIGH SCHOOL VISITS:  DLS and CHS visit our 8th graders in the month of October, and will let the students know the specific dates that the online application must be completed by,as well as the date for the entrance exam.  It is usually held in early January.
 
Sincerely,
Carl Alioto and Paula Bryant
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