Upper School Summer Connection 2022-2023

This informational page is intended for families entering Carrollton's Upper School (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12) in the Fall of 2022. 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. Used uniforms are available through our Recycled Uniform Program. The program is open to everyone at no charge in Cooke Hall, room 301 on the Barat Campus. Uniforms can be picked up starting June 27th until July 29th from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. The program is only available during the designated dates and times.

Spirit Store: You may purchase your PE shirts, PE shorts, and uniform approved hoodies, sweatpants and jackets plus lots of fun swag from the Carrollton Spirit Store.  Our store hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm while school is in session.  We are located inside the Wellness Center on the Duchesne Campus (3645 Main Hwy). You may also order through our website at CarrolltonSpiritStore.com. We offer free delivery to students and faculty on both campuses; shipping via UPS is also available. The Spirit Store is managed and staffed by Carrollton alumnae volunteers and all proceeds benefit Carrollton’s financial aid program. Please follow us on Instagram @CarrolltonStore and on Facebook as Carrollton Store to find out what is new and trending on campus. For questions please contact us at CarrolltonStore@icloud.com.

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 2022-2023We are happy to share our calendar for the 2022-2023 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.

How to Get Involved and Support Carrollton

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 2022
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

Required Forms

  • 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
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy Form

    12th Grade Students Only:

    • Application for Student Parking
    • College Release/Agreement Form
    • Senior Lunch Form

Summer Reading

Upper School students are asked to read several books over the course of the summer: the required course book(s), the community read, 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, the student must purchase that edition.

Happy reading!

Summer Reading: Community Read

The Community Read for 2022-23 was voted on by the US Faculty and Staff as well as current US students. They selected Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

From School Library Journal

In 1920s Oklahoma, many members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation were dying untimely and suspicious deaths. The widespread crimes against the Osage and the inability to identify those responsible led to the establishment of what is now known as the FBI. Grann, author of the best-selling The Lost City of Z, makes a complex web of violence and deception easy to follow by keeping the focus on one Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, whose family members were murdered one by one. This gripping title uncovers a baffling level of corruption. The author points his investigative lens at the perpetrators of the murders, reveals cover-ups by authorities all the way up to the national level, and illustrates that the deception continued almost a century later. There are plenty of curriculum connections: Native American and Osage tribal history, economics, law enforcement, and journalism. A varied selection of photographs help to set the scene for readers. End pages include comprehensive source notes, citations, and a bibliography.

Summer Math

Please find below the math summer assignment for the course you are taking for the 2022 - 2023 school year.  Summer assignments include review topics that will assure that you are prepared for your next math course.  A major assessment will be given in all math courses during the first week of school.

Honors Geometry
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Honors Precalculus
Honors Precalculus BC
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
Calculus and Statistics Modeling
IB Analysis and Approaches HL
IB Applications and Interpretations SL


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, Maria McMillan 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.

Maria McMillan Michelle Berio Calderin

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Giving Day 2021
Click above to donate to Carrollton's Giving Day 2022!

Please consider making a gift today to our Fund for Carrollton! The Fund for Carrollton, an annual fundraising initiative, supports all aspects of life at Carrollton. Unrestricted gifts to the Fund for Carrollton 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.

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Key School Contacts

List of 18 members.

  • Photo of Heather Gillingham-Rivas

    Heather Gillingham-Rivas 

    Head of School
  • 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 

    AP/IB Coordinator | Academic Advisor, Grades 11 and 12
  • Photo of Patricia Montero

    Patricia Montero 

    Upper School Counselor
  • Photo of Lauren Vergara

    Lauren Vergara 

    Upper School Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Doris Figueroa

    Doris Figueroa 

    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 Clyde Bertrand

    Clyde Bertrand 

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Iliana Hamilton

    Iliana Hamilton 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Ana Roye

    Ana Roye 

    Director of Financial Aid
  • Photo of Cayten Clark

    Cayten Clark 

    Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Photo of Ganene Cooper

    Ganene Cooper 

    School Nurse
  • Photo of Natalia Useche

    Natalia Useche 

    School Nurse
  • Photo of Denise Ortega

    Denise Ortega 

    Chief Advancement Officer
  • Photo of Denise del Valle

    Denise del Valle 

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