Upper School Summer Connection

This informational page is intended for families entering Carrollton's Upper School (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12). 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: Classes in the Upper School begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m. Faculty hold Office Hours between 7:45 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. on a rotating basis.

Uniforms:  Uniforms may be purchased at AA & Dennis Uniform, click here to view the Upper School Requirements.  Used uniforms are also available at no charge in the Admissions Office. In order to keep your families safe and respecting social distancing, we will open the recycle uniform program from June 15-July 16 from 9 am-2:30 pm. You must reserve a time slot in order to enter the Convocation Center. NO walk-ins will be allowed. Click here to reserve your date and time: Upper School Recycled Uniform Program.

Spirit Store - You may purchase your PE shirts, PE shorts, and uniform approved hoodies and sweatpants from the Carrollton Spirit Store. The Spirit Store is located on the Duchesne Campus inside the Wellness Center and their regular store hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm while school is in session. If you are not able to visit during these hours you may also order via email CarrolltonStore@icloud.com or text 305-793-0073 and your purchases will be delivered to your daughter at school.  
The Spirit Store is managed and staffed by Carrollton alumnae volunteers and all proceeds benefit the school's financial aid program.  Please follow them on Instagram @CarrolltonStore and Facebook Carrollton Store to find out what's new and trending on campus. 

Detailed information for ordering books will be communicated via email once schedules have been built. A $300 book allowance is included with tuition.

School Supplies: 
Please note that the Upper 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

: 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 the Carrollton Technology Department at support@carrollton.org with any questions.

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

Academic Calendar 2020-2021We are happy to share our calendar for the  20-21 Academic School Year.  While it brings us great joy to plan, imagine, prepare, and hope with optimism, we understand the possible need to adjust and/or adapt these events/dates if the need arises. No matter what the future holds we will continue to move forward with confidence, courage, and compassion as we pray for our Sacred Heart community, nation, and the world.

Institutional Advancement Key Initiatives and Events

 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 24, 2020) and be offered throughout the year until Monday, June 7, 2021.  The cost of service will be $1,100.00 per student per year. Daily morning arrival to Carrollton is scheduled between 7:40-7:50 am.  Afternoon buses will depart the Duchesne Campus at 3:45 pm.  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 After School Office at 305-446-5673, or email at cmarroquin@carrollton.org

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 Upper 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.

Check out our Athletics Social Media


Carrollton Summer Programs 2020

Camp Carrollton Virtual Camps

June 6 through July 24
We have created several Virtual Camp options with our trusted partners. These camps will offer young adults in Grades 9th through 12th a combination of self-paced learning with live online classes. With the quality of remote instructions, campers will unlock their brilliance and create and participate in exciting new projects each week.

Summer Scholars Program

July 27 - August 7
We are also pleased to announce our plans for our Summer Scholars Program 2020. For Carrollton students only in Grades 9th through 12th, these course offerings in late July and early August include Study Skills, SAT Prep, Spanish, and Math enrichment. These courses are taught by Carrollton faculty. For more information, please click on the flyer for more information.
Summer Scholars 2020
Click to view the entire brochure.


If you have any questions, please contact our Summer Programs Director at ddelvalle@carrollton.org.
Please follow the link below for registration.

Welcome New Students!

What is the Mission of Sacred Heart Education?

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Upper School New Students Checklist

  • Upper 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:

    • Upper School Permission Form
    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form

    12th Grade Students Only:

    • Application for Student Parking
    • College Release/Agreement Form

Summer Reading

Upper School students are invited to read several books over the course of the summer: the community read, the required course book(s), and at least one book selected from the recommended reading list for their grade level. While reading, students should use the “Annotation Guide” to help them take notes in preparation for their return in August. Please note that when an ISBN number is listed next to a title, it is important to purchase that edition. Happy reading!

Summer Reading: Community Read

The Upper School community read is YES SHE CAN: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers compiled by Molly Dillon

The 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, Marisol Hidalgo for Grades 7-12, and Michelle Berio Calderin 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.

Marisol Hidalgo Michelle Berio Calderin

Key School Contacts

List of 16 members.

  • Photo of Olen Kalkus

    Olen Kalkus 

    Head Master
  • Photo of Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand

    Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand 

    Upper School Head
  • Photo of Maritza Fernandez

    Maritza Fernandez 

    Upper School Dean of Students
  • Photo of Carol Recicar

    Carol Recicar 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Michele Patterson

    Michele Patterson 

    College and Academic Counselor
  • Photo of Caroline Gillingham

    Caroline Gillingham 

    Academic Adviser, Grades 11 and 12
  • Photo of Caridad Centeno-Gueits

    Caridad Centeno-Gueits 

    Academic Adviser, Grade 9 and 10
  • Photo of Lauren Vergara

    Lauren Vergara 

    Upper School Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Matthew Althage

    Matthew Althage 

    Director of Athletics/Physical Education Chair
  • Photo of Timothy Cassel

    Timothy Cassel 

    Director of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Programs
  • Photo of Ana Roye

    Ana Roye 

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Cayten Clark

    Cayten Clark 

    Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Photo of Ganene Cooper

    Ganene Cooper 

    School Nurse
  • Photo of Denise Ortega

    Denise Ortega 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Photo of Denise del Valle

    Denise del Valle 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of Joseph Carver

    Joseph Carver 

    Director of Technology