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Middle School Students! Join us this summer for our co-ed summer program. Learn the basics of composing an argument, using evidence to strengthen your claims, and pick up tips to improve your ability to speak publicly and make effective presentations. Students explore the mechanics of a proper debate, active listening strategies, and composing compelling argumentation.

Dates: June 26 - July 14
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $200

Register Today!

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Eight Carondelet Students Honored for Their Outstanding Community Service

Concord, Calif. (April 11, 2017) -- On April 6, Carondelet was pleased to honor eight amazing students with Jefferson Awards for their outstanding community service. Jefferson Awards is a national organization which supports, encourages, and recognizes high school students who perform extraordinary service.

Each year, Carondelet allows faculty, staff, students and parents to nominate a member of the community who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service. This year, eight impressive students were selected to receive the awards, and they truly live out the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph to "serve the dear neighbor."

"The Jefferson Awards allow us to celebrate the vibrant culture of service at Carondelet. Our students have done amazing work and demonstrated such passion for serving the dear neighbor. We are extremely proud of all they have accomplished." said Carondelet Principal Kevin Cushing.

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Carondelet is partnering with Kaplan Test Prep to offer an on-campus, 10-session ACT prep course for the upcoming June 10 ACT.

This course is designed to help students raise their test scores with six sessions taught by expert teachers and four full-length practice tests. Kaplan is offering a $150 discount on the $799 original course price! The discounted price of $649 is an amazing cost savings value to you.

For more information about the course check out this flyer.

(Classes will be held in room 1 at Carondelet.)

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This annual fair is a great opportunity for students to get the inside scoop on their favorite colleges. They will be able to meet representatives from over 190 colleges and universities. The event will also include workshops and information sessions, which begin at 12:15 p.m. and the fair starts at 1:00 p.m. Check out this page for more information.

Saturday, May 6
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Mary's College of California

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As we have announced at numerous parent meetings and parent educational gatherings, De La Salle and Carondelet have been working on a new bell schedule since 2008.

A committee was formed with representatives from both campuses to research and recommend a bell schedule that would be more effective in terms of providing greater time for non-academic events and programming built into the daily schedule. This recommendation was received last year, and based on further input, was modified. The collaborative efforts from both the De La Salle and Carondelet faculty and staff are greatly appreciated, as modifying the daily schedule at schools, especially schools that share students as we do, can be problematic.

Click here to download the new bell schedule.

We feel that this bell schedule provides the following advantages:

A more consistent and earlier release time at the end of the day

  • Less distress caused by the plethora of special schedules now in use
  • Less class time lost for modified scheduling needs
  • Instructional time ends at 1:55 p.m. on Thursday on the Carondelet campus, which creates less missed class time for athletes and students participating in extracurricular events
  • A dedicated time during the school day on Wednesday and Thursday for tutoring, office hours, club meetings, make-up testing and other academic opportunities for students
  • With the addition of X blocks for tutoring, make-up testing and other academic needs, students will now have a "sacred" lunch or "down-time" in the middle of the busy day
  • Two late start days for students
  • A more viable period 7 academic offering time slot for Carondelet in terms of teacher preparation and planning

For future reference, you can access our new bell schedule on the parent and student portal of our website under "quick links."

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The Carondelet community is proud to be able to recycle gently worn uniform pieces from graduating seniors to incoming freshmen. Our inventory is subject to donations from the graduating seniors.

While quantities will vary, the inventory can consist of:
  • White, blue, red, light grey and light blue polo shirts
  • Plaid and grey skirts
  • Khaki and blue pants
  • Navy blue sweaters and vests with logo
  • Fleece zip-­ups with logo
  • Blue, red and white crew and hooded sweatshirts with logo
  • Sports items and spirit wear with logo
  • PE clothing

Wednesday, May 17
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Garaventa Center

If you have any questions please contact Susan Smith at susansmith.m@comcast.net.

Thank you for supporting the Carondelet Parent Association!

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It's that time of year again. As you know, we have a limited number of parking spaces on campus, and any student who wishes to park on campus next year must fill out a Vehicle Registration Form. Forms are due on Monday, May 1 by 3:00 p.m. All registration paperwork must be submitted before parking applications will be considered.

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During the week of Feb. 20, students from Carondelet and De La Salle flew to Washington, D.C. to participate in Close Up. Through this program, our students had the opportunity to meet with our Congressman, Mark DeSaulnier, sit in the gallery and watch Sen. John McCain participate in a debate on the Senate floor and meet other high school students from around the country. Our students had a great time exploring D.C., learning more about how our government works, and making new friends along the way.

"The trip far exceeded my expectations. I loved being able to learn beyond what is in our textbooks. It is one thing reading and hearing about what is happening in our government, but it's another being able to see what is going on first hand. The people I met and the places we visited will leave a lasting impression on me," said Aubrie H. '18.

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On Tuesday, Feb. 21, a group of students attended the Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City. The conference brings together entrepreneurs from around the world to help them grow their businesses. Our students had the opportunity to practice networking skills with various startup representatives. Founders in AI, cloud, fintech, health, and B2C gave students tips on how to be successful in the startup world as well as advice on what classes they should take and internships they should pursue. The students also heard from the Founder and CEO of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, about his own path to building a highly successful business and strategies for achieving their own dreams. From left to right: Isis T. '19, Christina A. '19, Delaney D. '19, Courtney L. '18, Alyssa D. '18, Brianna D. '18, Geline M. '18, Arianna M. '18, Kelsey D. '18


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Whether you are looking for educational, enrichment or sports programs this summer, Carondelet High School has it all! Our co-ed programs leverage the same foundation of academic and co-curricular excellence as our highly respected, college-preparatory high school program.

Co-Ed High School:
Monday, June 12 - Friday, July 21 (or through the 28th for psych realism and civics)

  • Advancement Courses: Civics Blended, Geometry, Lifetime Activities/Physical Fitness, Psych Realism, World Art, and Biology
  • Remediation Courses: Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 9

Co-Ed Middle School:
Monday, June 26 - Friday, July 14

  • Academic Courses: math and language arts
  • Enrichment Programs: outdoor adventure, cooking, movie days, games, arts and crafts, activities and athletics, leadership and more!

Middle School Girls Sports Clinics

Advanced sports clinics are offered to experienced middle school girls looking to improve their skills and prepare themselves to compete at a high level in their sport of interest. Carondelet coaches and athletes will work with athletes on sports specific fundamentals and skills.

Girls Leadership
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23
(for girls entering 4th and 5th grade)

In partnership with the California-based nonprofit organization Girls Leadership


Register and read more here!

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In this issue: Our annual Sr. Clare Dunn Forum focuses on Women in Politics; Ven a Ver takes Washington, D.C. to advocate for social justice, the Carondelet Athletics Complex gains city approval to move forward, and much more!

We are excited to share the Winter 2017 issue with you. The magazine can easily be viewed online on your computer, tablet or phone. If you prefer to download a copy, follow this link
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Note: All incoming freshman parents must set up an account in Cervis (our volunteer management program). Current parents, please check your Cervis account for dates of expiration on paperwork.

1. Have you completed a livescan (fingerprinting) test for Carondelet?

2. Do you have a current copy of a TB Assessment Questionnaire or TB test results on file?

3. Have you completed the child abuse awareness training on-line course and provided Carondelet with the certificate? (https://www.virtusonline.org/)

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