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 Uniform, click here to view the Upper 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!  

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 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
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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

Lunch Program: Carrollton has a lunch program available once the school year has begun. The first term lunch program ordering will be opening via email in August. Parents have the choice to buy the 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 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.
 
   
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 2019-2020 national policy debate topic, which discusses the United States federal government’s immigration policy.
 
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.
 

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
    • College Release Form 2019-2020

    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 voted for Educated by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.” In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife, and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Welcome 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

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