Intermediate School Summer Connection

This informational page is intended for families entering Carrollton's Intermediate School (Grades 4, 5, & 6) in the Fall of 2019.  We hope this will help in your preparation for the next 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: The Intermediate School begins promptly at 7:50 a.m. and dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.  Students may be dropped off as early as 7:15 a.m. for Morning Care at no charge. After School and Enrichment classes are also available.  Please click here for additional information:  After School/Enrichment Program/Developmental Sports.

Uniforms:  Uniforms may be purchased at AA Uniform, click here to view the Intermediate School Requirements.  Used uniforms are also available at no charge in the Admissions Office. The Office is open from Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Spirit Store - The Spirit Store offers an array of Carrollton merchandise and offers the ability to order your PE shirts, shorts, and uniform hoodies. You may place your order by email CarrolltonStore@icloud.com or text (305-793-0073)

Follow us on Instagram - @CarrolltonStore - and Facebook - Carrollton Store - to see what’s new and exciting at the Spirit Store for next school year.  

Questions?  Email or text us anytime!  

School Supplies: 
Supplies and books are included in the tuition and provided by the School. The only items needed are a backpack (no wheels), reusable water bottle, lunch box and headphones or earbuds for laptop use.

Technology Handbook for all Grades: Grade 6 Only
- A laptop is included in the tuition and provided by the School. This year, 6th graders are being asked to select from two devices. Please review the Laptop specifications and submit your order form in the portal. If you have questions, contact Joseph Carver, Director of School Technology, jcarver@carrollton.org.

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 lunch or provide a lunch from home.    

Academic Calendar 2019-2020
: 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 assist our families and reduce our carbon footprint, Carrollton has joined forces with Franmar Bus Company to provide transportation services to our students.  We will be offering two routes which cover the Key Biscayne & South Miami/Pinecrest areas.  Services are scheduled to commence on the first day of school (Monday, August 19, 2019) and be offered throughout the year until Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  The cost for service will be $1,100.00 per student per year. Daily morning arrival to Carrollton is scheduled between 7:40-7:50am.  Afternoon buses will depart the Duchesne Campus at 3:45pm.  Please click on the registration link below to view a full list of each route’s stops and times. Should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding the Carrollton Transportation Services Program, please call or email the Carrollton Business Office.
 

Athletic Program

Students in the Intermediate School - 6th Grade - 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 Junior 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.

   
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:

 
STEM Adventures by Awesome Science (Grades 1-5)
Our camp offers the best opportunity for the children to explore, experiment, investigate, create, invent and discover through unique and exciting hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities! Children will incorporate new experiences that will become the foundation for more complex concepts introduced later in their schooling. We will fill our days with mysterious energies, super connectors, atomic bubbles, mega magnetism, huge fountains, biophysics and many more super cool activities. We invite your children to be a part of the best STEM Adventures to Play + Think + Learn!!

                                                  Volleyball by Carrollton Athletics (Grades 6-8)
Held in our state of the art Wellness Center, our volleyball program provides high-level instruction from experienced coaches to help athletes elevate their game and focus on specific skill development in a competitive and fun environment.

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 or cmarroquin@carrollton.org . 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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 2019.
 

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Required Forms for New Students

  • Grade 4 New Students 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. 

    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy
    • Instrument Selection Form
    • Spanish Language Placement and Field Day Form
  • Grade 5 New Students 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. 

    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy
    • Instrument Selection Form
    • Spanish Language Placement and Field Day Registration Form
  • Grade 6 New Students 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. 

    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy
    • Instrument Selection Form
    • World Language Selection Form
    • CogAT and Math Placement Registration Form
    • Spanish Language Placement and Field Day Form

Summer Academic Preparation

Summer is a wonderful time for students to play, pray, rest, read and spend time with families; to provide some 'down' time. We are certain that your summer plans will include enriching learning activities for your daughters. In order to keep their reading skills sharp over the upcoming months, we will be requiring summer reading activities. In August, the teachers will collect and review the work completed over the summer. We know that this reinforcement will continue to help them grow as learners. We are looking forward to seeing your family in August.




Summer Math

Summer Math
 
In the summer, many skills that children have learned throughout the school year can be forgotten. It is often referred to as summer learning loss proving that these skills must be practiced. It is our hope that every summer the students continue to practice the skills that were learned throughout the school year. This summer we are asking students to continue this practice by working on the ALEKS website that have been using throughout the year.
 
What is ALEKS?
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking. (from www.aleks.com)
 
Students are expected to spend approximately one hour per week on the website as spacing out practice is more effective than doing a lot all at once. Spaced practice creates endurable learning. While not required, students are welcome to further their learning by exploring additional lessons any math website or resource of their choosing.  Teachers will not be monitoring their progress throughout the summer, but will review in September. The deadline to complete the assigned skills is the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3, 2019.


Students new to Carrollton will receive instructions on how to access and log into ALEKS via email. Please stay tuned for this information as summer approaches.
 
 
Additional Math Resources that we use in the Intermediate School:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.


Cecilia Pino and Marta Sacasa-Torres
 

Welcome to the New Students!

Save the Date
Mentor/Mentee Coffee after drop off

*all new parents are invited to join us 
Duchesne Coffee
Montessori, Primary and Junior High - September 12

Time: 8:30am – 10am
Location: Meli’s Hall

Barat Coffee
Intermediate and Upper School - September 10

Time: 7:50am – 8:50am
Location: El Jardin – Benoist Living Room

We hope you can make it but please note that both parents do not need to attend.  
                                         

Key School Contacts

List of 11 members.

"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat