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Prospective Students and Families

Prospective Students and Families

Incoming 9th Grade Course Selection Resources & Events

Middle School Visits:

We had a great time visiting each middle school in person this year! During our presentations, students received an orange folder with important course programming information, including a course selection form.  

Please drop off your completed form to the SMHS main office, or email a copy to

San Mateo 9th Grade (Virtual) Information Nights:

  • Math Transition Info (Spanish translation available): March 6th [6:00-7:00]

  • General Programming Information Night (English): March 12th [6:00-7:00]
  • General Programming Information Night (Spanish): March 12th [6:00-7:00]

SMHS Program Planning Directions, Forms & Resources for 2024-25

  1. 9th Grade Programming Directions/Resources  - This document will guide you through the process of completing the Program Planning Sheet that you received during our middle school presentations.  It includes links to the Course Request Sheet, Math Acceleration Policy, Frequently Asked Questions Documents, and links to course preview videos!
  2. Home Language Survey [DUE March 15th] - Students will be asked to complete this during our middle school visits (3/5 - 3/8). If you missed our visit, please complete this survey to help us determine the most appropriate course placement. Students requesting to take any course in their home language (Chinese, French, or Spanish), as well as students who have completed two years of a world language in middle school and are requesting to be placed in level 3 or higher, will need to take a placement test during on of our in-person programming nights (see above).
  3. Math Information - Interested in taking accelerated math courses?  Read this first!
  1. Student Medical FormPlease bring this completed form to 9th Grade Orientation in August.
  1. Assistance Request Form- Use this form to submit questions and a counselor will respond with answers.



Please visit: 2024-25 Enrollment to complete form and upload appropriate documents. 

Questions?  Please contact: 650-558-2251.