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Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold the SUHSD Summer Graduation in-person. Threfore, the Summer 2020 Commencement will be held virtually and can be viewed at 5PM on the SUHSD Facebook page. 
Graduates have been asked to send in a photo for the video. If they have not yet done so, photos can be emailed to Please ensure to include the grad's name as they'd like it to appear on screen. Photo submissions are due by Monday, August 3 at 5PM. 
Summer School Information, 2020

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During the summer of 2020, all Sequoia Union High School District summer programs, including credit recovery courses, Compass for incoming 9th graders and all Special Education offerings through ESY (Extended School Year), TRACE, and SATELLITE, will be offered via At Home/Distance Learning. 
General Information:
Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside High Schools:
Session 1:
Monday, June 15 - Thursday, July 2
No School July 3
14 total days of instruction
Session 2:
Monday, July 6 and ends Thursday, July 23
14 total days of instruction
HOURS 8:00 am - 1:30 pm daily
Specific "Special" Summer Program Information:
Special Education 
Monday, June 15 - Monday, July 13
No School July 3
Hours:  8:00am - 1:30pm daily
Monday, June 15 - Monday, July 13
No School July 3
Hours:  8:00am - 12:30pm daily
 Compass Tuesday, June 16 and ends Friday, July 10
No School July 3
Hours:  8:30am - 1:30pm daily
 Redwood High School Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 26
Hours:  8:35am - 12:15pm daily
 East Palo Alto Academy TBD

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 Below is the contact information for the summer school principals. Phone extensions for summer school have not yet been set up. Please use the email address below for any communications.

Summer School is two sessions. Some schools have a different principal for each session. Please be aware of which principal you are looking to make contact with according to the appropriate session.

Click the name to send an email message:
SUHSD Summer School Director
Carlmont High School, Summer School Principal
East Palo Alto Academy Principal
Menlo-Atherton High School, Summer School Principal
Redwood High School Principal
Sequoia High School, Summer School Principal (Session 1)
Sequoia High School, Summer School Principal (Session 2)
TIDE Academy Principal
Woodside High School, Summer School Principal

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Summer School Priority Eligibility continues to be:
  • Seniors (grade 12): deficient 5 - 20 credits
    • Students who successfully complete their courses for graduation will be able to attend an August graduation ceremony
  • Freshmen (grade 9): with 0 - 20 credits
  • Juniors (grade 11): with 90 - 115 credits
  • Students who have been enrolled in two or more ELL or support classes per semester, preventing them from being on-track for graduation.
  • Sophomores (grade 10): with 20 - 60 credits

If you have questions about your child's summer school status, please contact their guidance counselor at their school site.
Summer Programs for Incoming 9th Graders

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Please note: The programs listed for each school site are for students who will be attending that high school in the fall, and are subject to change.
  • Compass
    Compass is a summer program to bridge the transition between 8th and 9th grade. Students are selected by middle school administrator recommendation, reading and math scores. This program is for selected students. If your student qualifies, you will receive a letter and application via mail. Applications are due to the SUHSD Office by May 22, 2020. 
  • Elevate (Carlmont & Woodside ONLY)
    Two Different Courses Offered: Algebra I and Common Core Math - Rigorous math preparation
    The program raises college awareness and motivation of the students through its college-going culture reinforced with college students in the classroom, college visits, college tutors, motivational guest speakers, and student/parent college nights. The program is rigorous in its academics, assessment and in keeping students on track.  Please see Program Offerings for more details. 
Attendance & Behavior

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It is important that any student enrolled in summer school attend regularly and on time. During the school year a student must complete 60 hours of in-class time to receive credit. In summer school, students are trying to earn enough seat time to earn credit, meaning that attendance is extremely important.

  • Attendance is taken every hour in summer school.
  • 2 tardies = 1 absent
  • If a student is 30 minutes late for a class period, it is marked as an absence.
  • Students may not exceed 10 total hours of absences. (1 day of summer school = 5 hours of class.)
  • Any student missing 2 days of summer school will be dropped. A guardian will be called and informed of the student being dropped from summer school.




Each student must sign a Behavior Expectations Policy at the beginning of summer school. Students will be dismissed from summer school for repeated disruptive behavior. This may include, but not limited to:

  • cell phone use or ipods in the classroom
  • being tardy to class
  • wandering outside of classroom during class time
  • dressing inappropriately
  • failing to follow normal classroom procedures
  • disrupting the learning environment in any way.


Major infractions for immediate dismissal and possible further consequences:

  • fighting or attempting to cause harm to another
  • possessing, using or attempting to sell drugs, alcohol, or any illegal substance
  • possessing a weapon
  • engaging in habitual profanity
  • bullying or threatening another student,
  • defying a valid school authority
Boys' & Girls' Club

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 This year, we will be holding two separate teen centers for grades 9-12, one at The Forest Teen Center in Redwood City and another 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 conducted 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 at Linked In, Google, Facebook, and more...
  • Safe, positive space for teenagers only
  • Field trips to Great America, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Six Flags Magic Mountain 
  • Free lunch and dinner
  • Free transportation provided from Compass to the clubhouse and return transportation back to your community.

    For more information, please contact: 

    Teen Center @ The Forest – Redwood City 
    Mike Jones
    650-587-9375 or 
    Summer Teen Center – East Palo Alto 
    Lena Potts
    650-646-6061 or