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Celebrate 2019

Additional Information

High School Summer Connection

This page contains information helpful to new and returning students and parents attending the High School (grades 9, 10, 11 & 12) at Carrollton. We hope this will help in your preparation for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Much of the content on this page contains links to forms and important printable material. You can access links by clicking on the appropriate highlighted text. 


Important Information

School Hours: Classes in the High School begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Some activities, such as Les Choristed, meet before classes begin. Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m. Faculty hold Office Hours between 7:45 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. on a rotating basic.

Uniforms:  Uniforms may be purchased at AA Uniform, click here to view the High School Requirements.  Used uniforms are also available at no charge in the Admissions Office. The Office is open from Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Books:
A $300 book allowance is included with tuition. On Book Day, students receive the books needed for their classes. The Business Office will then bill for book expenses beyond the aforementioned allowance.

School Supplies:
Please note that the High School does not issue supply lists; any necessary supplies will be indicated in the class syllabi at the start of the school year.

Technology Handbook for all Grades
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Laptop
: Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is a "one to one" student laptop environment. Beginning in 9th grade students are invited to bring the device of their choice to be used as their school computer. Students will be allowed one device to receive licensed software, be added to the domain and be provided access to Carrollton's internet/intranet environment.

Students are required to bring a device that runs a comprehensive operating system (Windows 8.1 or newer, Mac OS X, Chrome etc.) and has sufficient storage and RAM to complete all assigned work. 

BYOD Requirements

Please contact Joe Carver, Director of Technology for ordering information: jcarver@carrollton.org  for ordering information.

Lunch Program: Carrollton has a lunch program available once the school year has begun. The first term lunch program order forms will be made available via email in August. Parents have the choice to buy the lunch or provide a lunch from home.

Mentor Program
: The Mentor Program is a program to help new families (Mentees) in adjusting to life at Carrollton.  The program is set up to help pass along the special heritage of Sacred Heart, the importance of the Goals and Criteria, and what it means to be part of our family.  We have two wonderful parents who will be our Mentor Liaisons, Cecilia Pino for Grades 7-12 and Marta Sacasa-Torres for Grades M3-6.  Their job is to ensure that the families connect and share with the Mentors on the happenings at the school.  Mentors will be assigned in May with intentions that they reach out to the Mentees before summer.    

Academic Calendar 2018-2019
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 This all-school calendar, includes orientation dates, school start dates, vacations, holidays, teacher workdays, early dismissals; however, it is limited to special events hosted by each of the divisions.

Institutional Advancement Key Initiatives and Events


Transportation:  
In an effort to alleviate traffic along Main Highway and reduce our school’s carbon footprint, Carrollton has again joined forces with Franmar Bus Company to provide transportation services to our students.  Based on a review of our current student body, we have designed five bus routes which cover key areas where the majority of our families live. The morning buses are expected to arrive at Carrollton between 7:45 am and 7:50 am. The afternoon buses will depart Carrollton at 3:45 pm (Early Bus) and 6:00 pm (Late Bus). 

Summer Academic Preparation

In keeping with the Goals and Criteria, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart strives to enhance the  intellectual environment and culture of our high school community by encouraging the reading,  appreciation, and discussion of books. We endeavor to promote diversity, inclusion, insight, and  understanding by fostering dialogue surrounding relevant themes and ideas within the books.  
 
The Summer Reading Program at Carrollton reflects several important aims:
  • to challenge our students to develop skills for thinking critically and independently;
  • to encourage students to read during non-instructional time as it is an important intellectual labor that can be the gateway to becoming life-long readers and learners;
  • to engage students in a discussion that engenders a critical and enjoyable intellectual experience; and
  • to foster intellectual stimulation, social awareness, diversity of viewpoints, and independent thinking.
 
In addition, the Community Book is dedicated to providing high school students, staff, faculty, administration, and members of our communities with the discussion of relevant books to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.  It will offer participants opportunities to explore the traditions of humane values and the heritage, problems, and perspectives of their own and other cultures. Actualizing this vision will contribute to an enriched and vibrant high school campus culture. 
 
 

Carrollton High School students are expected to read several books over the course of the summer.  All students are asked to read: the assigned community book, the required course books, and at least one (1) book selected from the recommended reading list for that grade level.  Students should use the “Annotation Guide” to help them take notes while reading in preparation for participation in a fruitful discussion upon their return in August.  
 
  • Course Books:  Students will be held accountable for having read their assigned course books in some way: an essay, a project, or a scored discussion, for example, at the beginning of the school year. They may also spend some class time discussing their required books.  Please note: When there is an ISBN #, it is IMPORTANT to purchase these editions.
  • Recommended Reading Book:  The recommended reading list is intended to encourage reading outside of the classroom and beyond the school year as well as to promote an appreciation for a diversity of writing.  We encourage students, at every grade level, to select at least one (1) of the books from the recommended list to supplement their reading pleasure.
  • Community Book: At the start of the school year, students should be prepared to participate in a discussion that will focus on developing the skills of inquiry, reflection, analysis, critical thinking, dialogue, and creative expression. Part of our summer reading program is the Community Book, which is dedicated to providing high school students, staff, faculty, administration and members of our communities with the discussion of relevant books to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. The book is a well-written, sensitive portrayal of a community affected by violence, raising political, social, and human issues that are important and relevant while providing an opportunity to explore the traditions of humane values and the heritage, problems, and perspectives of one’s own culture as well as that of others. 
     
This year members of the community voted for Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Beartown is a small community on the brink of disappearing into the surrounding forest as the town loses more and more young people and commerce to the larger surrounding towns. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, home of the hockey club that has long been the sole source of entertainment and pride for the townspeople, and the only possible ticket out of town for the young men who grew up playing hockey there. Now, the seventeen-year-old boys who make up Beartown’s junior ice hockey team carry the immense weight of all the town’s hopes and dreams on their shoulders.

The team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning—a win that could bring a new hockey school, commerce, and prosperity back to Beartown.  The outcome of this semifinal match has the potential to change lives and make dreams come true. But when an act of violence leaves a young girl traumatized the night following the big game, the town is divided—and the people of Beartown must decide what they stand for, what they’ll allow, and what they’re willing to give up on the road to victory.
 

 

Do you want to read or listen to your Summer Reading books ONLINE? 

 

If you want to read or listen to your Summer Reading books online using Overdrive from your phone or Kindle or laptop, click here for the Reference Guide page: You ONLY need your Carrollton username and password!

 
 
   
Carrollton’s Summer Programs provide your child with a high quality, safe and fun learning environment. Our summer programs provide all campers with an exciting and enriching summer experience under the supervision of a well-trained and experienced staff. We create a unique environment where children have an opportunity to learn from new experiences, to grow, to make new friends, and to develop important social skills that will last a lifetime. Children have an opportunity to participate in the following camp experiences:

Debate Camp by Carrollton Debate Teachers (Grades 7-9)
The Carrollton Cyclone Debate Camp will provide young women entering their 7th, 8th, or 9th-grade year the opportunity to complete a one-week seminar with Carrollton’s Director of Debate Dana Randall and Assistant Debate Coach David Heidt. The seminar will focus on providing a primer for students interested in cross-examination style debate. The seminar will also introduce students to the 2018-2019 national policy debate topic, which discusses United States federal government’s immigration policy.


Maker Camp by Carrollton Engineering Department (Grades 5-9)
Campers will develop their own designs to be integrated into both group and individual projects. Participants will have access to various technologies and will create a base project that they can share with their peers while taking advantage of opportunities to further their interests. No previous experience is necessary — the development of a growth mindset coupled with new abilities is guaranteed.
 
Theater Camp by Red Carpet Kids (Grades 2-9) 
This two-week holistic performing arts camp will be taught by working professional Actors and Producers from New York City as well as seasoned teaching artists. The program will be an excellent introduction to the dramatic arts for both outgoing performers as well as kids, who are looking to build self-confidence. This camp will allow kids to work one-on-one with Broadway Producers and Actors choreography, exciting scene work, and more! Over the course of 1 week, the campers will create an ensemble Cabaret Show straight from the Best of New York’s Broadway Theaters to the Budding Miami Stage.

Summer Scholars (Grade 6-12)
The goal of Carrollton Summer Scholars is to offer an educational summer program that provides an exciting opportunity for students to explore their academic passions. Students can select from a wide array of courses in the sciences, arts, humanities, or the social sciences.

For more information on our Summer Camp Programs, please contact the Summer Camp Office at (305) 446-5673, extension 2340 or 2341. 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Click on the button below to enroll.  Please use your parent credentials to register or contact the Summer Camp Office for more information at 305-446-5673 x2340. Click here to access the Summer Programs Health & Emergency Form for 2018.
 

High School New Students Checklist

  • Welcome to the High School
    This informative, downloadable PDF showcases what and who you need to know as a new High School student and parent.
  • High School New Student Checklist

    Besides those listed above, required School Forms by Carrollton are assigned within the parent portal. Please log into the myCarrollton portal to view and fill out all required forms.

    All Students:

    • High School Permission Form
    • Health and Emergency Contact Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy Form

    10th Grade Students Only:

    • Mentoring Program Form

    12th Grade Students Only:

    • Application for Student Parking
    • College Release/Agreement Form

Athletic Program

Students in the Junior High School are eligible to try out for Carrollton's competitive sports team. If you are interested, please click here for competitive sports information.

Students in the High School interested in participating in Carrollton's Athletic Programs should complete the required pre-participation forms. Please click here to access these required forms.

If your daughter is interested in using the Wellness Center - Weight Room/Indoor Track but will not be participating in a competitive sport, please click here to access the necessary information and release forms.

For additional information about our Athletic Programs please contact Matt Althage, Athletic Director.

Key School Contacts

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