Upper School Summer Connection 2023-2024

This informational page is intended for families entering Carrollton's Upper School (Grade 7 through Grade 12) in the Fall of 2023.  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 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, students may dropped off as early as 7:30 am. 

  • Our Recycled Uniform Program offers used uniforms to everyone at no charge. 
    • Location: Cooke Hall, room 301 on the Barat Campus
    • June 26th through July 28th, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • School Supplies for Grade 7 and Grade 8 are included in tuition and provided by the school. Students need to bring the following items:
    • Backpack (no wheels)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Lunch box

  • School Supplies for Grade 9 through Grade 12 are the student's responsibility. A supply list is not provided, any necessary supplies will be indicated in the class syllabi at the start of the school year.

  • Lunch Program Carrollton offers a lunch program, the first term order form will be made available via email in August.
    • Participation in the lunch program is not required. If you chose to opt out students will need to bring lunch from home. 

  • Laptops for Grade 7 and Grade 8

  • Laptops for Grade 9 through Grade 12 
    • Students are invited to bring the computer of their choice. 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.
    • Bring Your Own Device Specification Requirements 

Athletic Program

Upper School students are eligible to try out for Carrollton's competitive sports teams. For more information please visit the following links:

If your daughter is interested in using the Wellness Center but will not be participating in a competitive sport, please click here to access the necessary information and release forms.

Donate to the Fund for Carrollton
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. Click the image above to donate.

Required Forms

Forms can be accessed by signing into myCarrollton and will be made available in the coming months. 

Grade 7

Grade 7 through Grade 8

Grade 9 through Grade 12

Grade 12
  • Application for Student Parking
  • College Release/Agreement Form
  • Senior Lunch Form

Summer Academic Preparation

Summer Reading - Please note that when an ISBN number is listed next to a title, the student must purchase that edition.
Summer Math
  • Grade 9 through Grade 12 Each mathematics course for the 2023 - 2024 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. Summer math assignments will be posted here in early June.

Grades 9-12 Community Read

The Grade 9 through Grade 12 Community Read for 2023-2024 was selected by faculty advisors and student members of the National English Honors Society. They chose Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi in the hopes that it would challenge us to reflect on the role of technology in our lives.

From School Library Journal

The book couples neuroscience research with personal stories to help readers understand how constant connection to our devices can hinder creative thinking. Zomorodi challenges us to embrace opportunities to let our minds wander in this book that’s all about striking a perfect balance in our relationship with technology

Summer and After School Programs

Carrollton offers a variety of Summer and After School Programs your child may participate in. Please visit the following links for more information:

Mentor and Mentee 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 a wonderful parent who will be our Mentor Liaison, Maria McMillan for Grades 7-12.  Her 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

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Heather Gillingham-Rivas

    Heather Gillingham-Rivas 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Iliana Hamilton

    Iliana Hamilton 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Denise del Valle

    Denise del Valle 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Patrick Coyle

    Patrick Coyle 

  • Photo of Matthew Althage

    Matthew Althage 

    Director of Athletics/Physical Education Chair

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand

    Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand 

    Upper School Head
  • Photo of Lourdes Wood

    Lourdes Wood 

    Junior High School Head
  • Photo of Denise Ortega

    Denise Ortega 

    Chief Advancement Officer

Welcome to the New Students!

Mission of Sacred Heart Education

Icons of Carrollton

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