SUHSD Compass Program 2018Top of Page

The Sequoia Union High School District Compass Program is an 18-day transition-to-success program for incoming ninth-grade students. The main emphasis of Compass is to provide incoming 9th grade students with the opportunity to acclimate to their new high school environment through both academic and social interaction activities.

Compass students are pre-selected based on middle school recommendation, reading and math test scores. Students who qualify will be notified by their assigned high school. This program is not open to all incoming 9th grade students. Students will receive up to five elective credits toward high school graduation.

Compass will be held at each of the following sites: Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside.


June 19 - July 13, 2018
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SUHSD Compass Program ApplicationTop of Page

Please note: students are selected to participate in the Compass program using the following criteria:
  1. Recommendation by their middle school administration
  2. Reading scores below a 7.0 grade level as tested on the GMRT reading test.
  3. Math scores below a 14 on the MDPT math test.

In filling the programs spots with students, those who qualify for #1 will be the first to gain entry. Those students who qualify for #2 will be second and #3 will be third until the program is full.
Please complete the Compass application and mail to the address below. Completed applications can also be emailed to the District Summer School Secretary, Nikki Naranjo at

District Summer Compass Coordinator
480 James Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94062

Compass StaffTop of Page

Click the name to send an email message:
Carlmont High School 
Menlo-Atherton High School

Talesnick, Alissa
Sequoia High School
Lang, Jennifer
Woodside High School 

Compass Transportation to/from EPATop of Page

  • Summer School Bus Transportation
    This link will take you to the summer school transportation schedules to Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Redwood, and Woodside High Schools.
Summer transportation via bus is also available to take students directly to the Club House after-school sponsored activitie by the Boys' and Girls' Club in EPA.

Additional Summer School ProgramsTop of Page

Some school sites offer additional programs for incoming 9th graders, in addition to the Compass program. Below is a link to the SUHSD Summer School page, which also include information on transportation and the Boys & Girls Club program.

Please note: The programs listed for each school site are for students who will be attending that high school in the fall.