Upper School Summer Connection 2021-2022

This informational page is intended for families entering Carrollton's Upper School (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12) in the Fall of 2021. 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. You may also use this guide to assist in purchasing your uniforms from AA & Dennis Uniform. The Admissions Office offers recycled/gently used uniforms to our entire community. We offer these recycled uniforms at no charge. In order to keep your families safe and respecting social distancing, we will open the recycle uniform program from June 21-July 1 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM in the Convocation Center and July 6-July 23 in Cooke Hall in Room 301 both on the Barat Campus.  You must reserve a time slot in order to shop and NO walk-ins will be allowed. This program is only available during the designated times and dates above.  Click here to reserve your date and time: Recycled Uniform Program Reservation Form.

Spirit Store - You may purchase your PE shirts, PE shorts and uniform-approved hoodies, sweatpants, and jackets from the Carrollton Spirit Store.  Due to COVID protocols, the physical Spirit Store (located in the Wellness Center on the Duchesne Campus) is currently closed to visitors.  All orders should be placed through our website: CarrolltonSpiritStore.com.  We deliver to current students and faculty on both campuses; new students should select the shipping option when ordering.  We hope to re-open our physical store as soon as visitors are once again allowed on campus.  For questions please contact us at CarrolltonStore@icloud.com.
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 10 or newer, Mac OS X, ChromeOS 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 2021-2022We 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

Details coming soon.

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 2021
Summer Scholars 
Rising 4th through 12th Grade Students

The goal of Carrollton Summer Scholars is to offer an educational summer program that provides students an opportunity to explore their passions. Students can select from a wide array of subject matters in reading, writing, languages and math skills, among others. Attached is our Summer Scholars brochure for more information. For more information, please contact the Auxiliary Director, Denise Perdomo del Valle at 305-446-5673, extension 2341 or email ddelvalle@carrollton.org

Welcome New Students!

What is the Mission of Sacred Heart Education?

Icons of Carrollton

Giving Day 2021
Click above to donate to Carrollton's Giving Day 2021!

Please consider making a gift today to our Annual Fund!  The Annual Fund, a yearly Advancement initiative, supports all aspects of life at Carrollton.  Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are spent in the current fiscal year to support the school's ongoing operating needs.  Carrollton's tradition of excellence is strengthened by the participation from all parents, alumnae, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends, endorsing this important effort.

Give Online

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
    • Demographic Information Form

    12th Grade Students Only:

    • Application for Student Parking
    • College Release/Agreement Form
Upper School New Parent Meeting Invite

Summer Reading

Upper School students are asked 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 Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, carefully watches the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Her struggle to not only make sense of humans, but to be human, reveals the complex and indescribable essence of what it is to be a sentient being.
As Klara meditates on the humans around her, we also begin to think about how we are as individuals, families, and societies.
If we have learned anything from our year of isolation, it is that part of how we define ourselves is by who we love, who loves us, who we remember, and who will remember us. The novel offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Summer Math

Each mathematics course for the 2021-2022 school year will have a summer assignment to review prior learned knowledge in preparation for the course.  An assessment will be given the first week of class on the assigned material.

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

Save the Dates!

Click the image above to download a copy.

Key School Contacts

List of 15 members.

  • Photo of Olen Kalkus

    Olen Kalkus 

    Head Master
  • Photo of Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand

    Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand 

    Upper School Head
  • 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 (Duchesne Campus)
  • Photo of Natalia Useche

    Natalia Useche 

    School Nurse (Barat Campus)
  • Photo of Denise Ortega

    Denise Ortega 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Photo of Denise del Valle

    Denise del Valle 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs