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Summer School


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Summer Graduation will be held at 5:00PM on Wednesday, August 5 in Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School located at 1200 Brewster Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062. 
Graduates need to be in Carrington Hall no later than 3:00PM for rehearsal. Caps, Gowns, and Tassels will be distributed at this time. 
Doors for family and other guests will open at approx. 4:30PM. The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00PM. 
Please note: Anyone arriving after 4:55PM will be asked to wait to take their seats until the conclusion of the Procession of Graduates. Also, any items that may obstruct the view of other guests, such as balloon bouquets, are requested to be stored in the back of the theater for the duration of the ceremony as to not block anyone's view. 
Summer School Information, 2020

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During the summer of 2019, the Sequoia Union High School District will be offering summer programs at the following locations:  Carlmont, East Palo Alto Academy, Menlo-Atherton, Redwood, Sequoia, and Woodside.  The district will continue to offer Compass courses for incoming 9th graders and will also hold Special Education offerings through ESY (Extended School Year) and TRACE.
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 - 1:30pm 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

Eligibility iconEligibilitytitle

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.
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