Welcome

Sequoia High School offers various avenues to help 8th grade and new student families find out more information about the school. We encourage you to explore the entire SHS website as well as the Sequoia PTSA website where you can join an 8th grade email list (labeled with your graduating year, e.g. “Class of 2020”).

All information in this section can be downloaded as a .pdf:
For 2016-2017 Information, Click here.
For 2017-2018 Information, Click HERE

Get To Know Sequoia

Shadowing

Shadow days are designed to allow students to get a feel for their future alma mater. We work to pair current Sequoia students with shared  academic or extracurricular interests with our visiting shadows. The day is structured to provide an initial experience with Sequoia, and answer preliminary questions that potential students and/or parents might have.
 
Please visit the SEQUOIA SHADOW PAGE for further information and signup instructions.

8th Grade Info Night

When: October 2017
 (Date TBD)

Where: Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  

Come and take a closer look at a wonderful place for students to grow and learn. See why Sequoia High School is an award-winning, high performance school.  

Program Highlights/Presentations 6:00-6:30      

Stop by early to hear tunes from our band and orchestra. 6:30-7:00      

Come to Carrington Hall for an overview of Sequoia High. Hear from students and alumni and see a scene from the fall musical. 7:05-8:00      

Choose what you'd like to see: dance performances, practical art demonstrations. Visit with extracurricular leaders, department chairs and coaches, and experience Sequoia High in action.   Come to learn about and experience the:

  •        International Baccalaureate and Course Offerings
  •        Art Showcase
  •        Music/Drama/Dance
  •        Athletics
  •        Core Curriculum Areas
  •        Sequoia Digital Arts Academy
  •        Woodshop
  •        World Languages 

Talk with students, parents, staff and administrators. We look forward to seeing you.  

Campus Tours

November 2017 - January 2018 (Dates TBD)
Arrive anytime between 10-11:30 AM   Prospective students – including 7th grade, 8th grade and transfer students – are invited to our Sequoia Campus Tours! These approximately 30-minute tours will be led by ASB Student Leadership to introduce some of the points of interest on the Sequoia campus.  Sequoia parents will also be on hand to answer questions. Meet at the main entrance to the school; no sign-ups are needed beforehand.  

Open House

OPEN HOUSE March 16, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 PM   Prospective Sequoia families are invited to attend our annual Open House. Visit classrooms, visit the IB Art show, and celebrate Sequoia with friends and family.

IB Info Night

The 8th Grade IB Info Meeting, typically held in January, is for families who want to learn more about the IB Program at Sequoia and what makes IB so exciting. Go to the IB Programme page for the meeting date and to view previous IB meeting presentations.  

Enrolling Your Student

Open Enrollment

The Board of Trustees desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of the district's students. Ninth Grade Open Enrollment is a period of time when an incoming 9th grade student may request a high school other than their assigned home school to attend. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application to be eligible.  

Open Enrollment is now closed for the 2017-2018 School Year. Contact the District Office with further questions

October 2017 (Date TBD) - Open Enrollment opens

February 2018 (Date TBD) - Open Enrollment closes (There are no late exceptions)  

You do not need to complete an Open Enrollment Transfer Application if you want your child to attend their assigned home school.   For more details, see the SUHSD Website here.   

Course Planning/Placement

Information on deciding what courses to take can be found:

Summer Reading

SUMMER READING Summer Reading.  Each grade level has summer reading assignments that must be completed prior to the first day of school. See the English Department page for summer reading information.  

Welcome Events

WELCOME EVENTS

  • SHSEF Welcome – The Sequoia High School Education Foundation (SHSEF) holds a welcome event in April. SHSEF page here.
  • PTSA Welcome – The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) would like to welcome YOU to our International Festival, also held in April. This event features many of Sequoia’s clubs and organizations, and is filled with fun, games, and entertainment from the community. Enjoy food from local food trucks as well! Find out more information at the PTSA website.
  • Freshman Orientation - 
 

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION August 16, 2016

  • 9:00-12:00 - Students will receive their class schedules, tour campus, take school photos, and get to know their classmates.  
  • 9:00-10:00 AM - Parents will hear a presentation with general information about Sequoia High School.  
  • 12:00 PM – Barbecue for 9th grade families.

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION August 16, 2016

  • 9:00-12:00 - Students will receive their class schedules, tour campus, take school photos, and get to know their classmates.  
  • 9:00-10:00 AM - Parents will hear a presentation with general information about Sequoia High School.  
  • 12:00 PM – Barbecue for 9th grade families.

Get Involved

From academics to sports, arts, sciences, clubs and more, there are many ways for both students and parents to be engaged in the Sequoia Community! We hope these resources below will help you make the most of the high school experience for your family.  

RESOURCES

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS