SUHSD Compass Program 2017Top of Page

The Sequoia Union High School District Compass Program is a 19-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.

Eligibility is determined by the district and pre-selected students who are eligible will be notified by the appropriate school site. 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, Woodside, and Carlmont.


June 20 - July 17,  2017 

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

EPAA 9th Grade Summer Bridge - June 19th - 30th: 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
EPAA 9th Grade Algebra A-LEARN - July 5th - 28th: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

2017 SUHSD Summer Compass 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. All applications should be mailed to:

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

Compass StaffTop of Page

Click the name to send an email message:
Kruse-Silva, Gigi
Carlmont High School 
Mohammed, Shaheen 
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.

Boys' & Girls' ClubTop of Page

This year, we will be holding two separate teen centers, one for just Freshman at The Forest Teen Center in Redwood City, and another for 10th-12th graders at the East Palo Alto Clubhouse. 
Below are links to videos that provide an idea of what types of activities are included during the summer program at the Boys' & Girls' Club.
There are a wide-range of activities that are condcted by a group of professional staff who enjoy working with young people. Some of these include:
  • Classes in cooking, music, media, sports, bikes, arts and more
  • Engaging career exposure opportunities
  • Safe, positive space for teenagers only
  • Field trips, college visits and camping trips
  • Free lunch and dinner
  • Free transportation provided to/from the clubhouse from SUHSD summer school