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SUHSD Compass Program

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SUHSD Compass Program

The Sequoia Union High School District Compass Program is an 17-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. This program is not open to all incoming 9th grade students. Students who qualify will be notified by their assigned high school. Students will receive up to five elective credits toward high school graduation.


Compass will be held, in-person, at each of the following sites: Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, TIDE Academy and Woodside.



June 15 - July 9, 2021 

Holiday - No School July 2 and 5 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Compass Staff

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Compass Staff

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Carlmont High School 
Carla Chavez
Menlo-Atherton High School

Alissa Talesnick
Sequoia High School
TIDE Academy
Jonathan Stewart
Woodside High School 
Additional Summer School Programs

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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.