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Hillview Middle School

High School Transition

  • Announcement  Sequoia Union High School District Info & Open Enrollment

    For all students who plan on enrolling in Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD), your "home school" is the one which your student will attend based on where he or she lives. For almost all of our students, that home school is Menlo-Atherton High School. Some families, however, wish to consider placement in one of the other schools in SUHSD: Woodside, Sequoia, or Carlmont. SUHSD Information for incoming 9th graders can be found HERE.

    To determine your home school, go to the Sequoia Union High School District website and complete the "boundary search" (LINK HERE). This will show you what your home school is. You may also call the SUHSD district office at 650.369.1411 x 22209.

    If you wish for your child to attend a school other than the assigned home school, you will need to complete an "Open Enrollment Transfer Application." The window to apply opens October 1, 2016 and closes February 3, 2017 at 4p.m. All applications must be submitted online through THIS WEBPAGE. Once you complete the online process, you will receive a receipt which you should print and keep. Please note: Completing the application is not a guarantee of placement. SUHSD will notify you and either accept or deny your application. If you want help completing the application, you may come in person to the SUHSD office at 408 James Ave., Redwood City at the following times:


    • M/W/F   8:30 am - 10:30 am
    • Tu/Th    2:30 pm -  4:00 pm

    Assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Cynthia Guerra at cguerra@seq.org or 650.369.1411 X 22211.

    Transition Menlo-Atherton High School

    On the M-A web site, you can obtain a wealth of information for incoming 9th graders in their "Get To Know M-A" section, refer to this flyer. You can learn about Campus tours, 8th Grade Information night, M-A Preview Days and M-A Shadowing.

    Shadow appointments and campus tours can be done on-line here. Pull down on the "About M-A" tab. Both of these activities fill up quickly, so sign up early.  Appointment window opens Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

    8th Grade Information Night Flyer

    Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2016
    Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Agenda: Principal's welcome, followed by small student- and PTA parent-led group tours, and presentations by M-A teachers in the core subject areas. No sign-up necessary.

    M-A Open House

    Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m
    Open House allows current and potential students to take a self-guided tour of campus and meet teachers in their classrooms, highlighting elective courses and providing a school-wide view of M-A. Families can also attend the family resource fair in the PAC café where they can receive information about registration, address verification, summer programs and much more. 

    Pencil Private Schools

    October marks the beginning of the private school application process and there are many steps to take to complete it. To help insure that your student's applications are complete and the process runs smoothly for everyone involved, there are a number of things we require you to complete NO LATER THAN Friday December 2nd.  In addition to the information below, here is a handy check list which will help you and your student navigate what needs to be completed Check List.

    1. Fill out and return to the Hillview Office the Student Information Form. This form helps us to track what schools you are applying and provides important information for those writing a recommendation for your student. Every student must complete and return this form to the office. Student Info Form

    2. Fill out, sign, and return to the Hillview office the Parent Authorization For Release of Records and Recommendations provided to you by the private school.  The Hillview office requires one for each school you are applying or the master Ravenna list if applying on-line. This form authorizes Hillview to release your student's educational records and recommendations.  You must do this even if you have applied on-line with Ravenna.

    3. Ravenna: On-line registration.  When applying on-line using the Ravenna application process, please make sure in the Current School section of your Student's Profile that you have selected Hillview Middle School from their database and that you have selected the button to yes giving us the ability to send confidential information.  You will know you have been successful when you see a green check displayed next to the school name and the button is green as well. If these are not green, we will not see your chosen schools and will be unable to upload your student's records.

    4. Deadline for all documentation and requests for recommendations is DECEMBER 2, 2016.  Any materials or requests received after that date will be processed on an as available basis and after all applications turned in on time are completed. Having this deadline ensures that we are able to give thoughtful consideration to your child's packet and all pieces get to the private schools on time. Your adherence to this deadline is greatly appreciated.

    School Summit and Everest Charter Schools

    Summit Preparatory Charter High School and Everest Public High School are two charter high schools located in nearby Redwood City that many Hillview students have attended, and which you may wish to consider as alternatives to M-A or private high schools. They are both run by Summit Public SchoolsFor more information on Summit and Everest Open Houses contact them directly.

    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate in contacting your child's counselor or the main office:
    Kristyn Cardosi kcardosi@mpcsd.org
    Monica Bosch mbosch@mpcsd.org

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