Carondelet High School



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July 11 - July 15

Summer Store Locations
July 11 - Sept. 19, 2017
Clayton Valley Shopping Center
5416 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 40
Concord, CA 94521
Phone 415.864.1899 x130

Store Hours:
Tues - Thurs 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Join us during Easter break 2018 (March 29 - April 7) on a journey of culture, language, self-discovery, and friendship filled with unforgettable moments. Celebrate Easter mass in a local church, practice Flamenco dance, make your own ceramic tile in Seville, Spanish cooking lesson in toledo, savor delicious paella, Tapas y mucho más!

Want to learn more? Visit the Spanish Vistas Trip Site.

For more information, e-mail
Ms. Eva Green at
Ms. Ivette MacLean at

¡Vámonos a España!

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"It was never a matter of IF would do service, but just a question of WHAT TYPE of service I would do," says this year's 2017 recipient of the Soroptimist's Violet Richardson Award for Service, freshman Marissa E. '20. Although only a freshman, Marissa has made a considerable effort to make a difference in the community she lives in.

Marissa was honored May 3, at the monthly Soroptimist meeting and dinner for the local Walnut Creek Chapter. She was selected this year's recipient for her commitment to the East Bay Sea Serpents Swim Team, a branch of Special Olympics, working with children and adults who have special needs ranging from Autism, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, and traumatic brain injuries.

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Carondelet High School is proud to announce that three student-athletes have signed commitment letters, to play collegiately beginning with the 2017-18 academic school year. Cross country and track and field runner Emma McCarthy signed with Saint Mary's College, volleyball player Shannon Stoller signed with Linfield College and Sarah Takahashi signed with Wesleyan University to play ice hockey.

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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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Students in Mrs. Mammola's French 3 Honors course competed to impress a group of judges made up of Carondelet faculty and administration with tasty dishes representing French-speaking countries from around the world. This contest was part of a semester-long project in which the students have been assigned specific countries from the French-speaking world and have been asked to research them in-depth. Two dozen students prepared 12 unique dishes to represent their countries and gave oral presentations in French to the judges, which described and explained the cultural significance of the dishes.

"The most exciting part of the competition was the aftermath, when everyone was trying each other's foods and talking about the struggles they faced while preparing their dishes. I also enjoyed the freedom given to us by our teacher and the kitchen staff to make whatever dishes we wanted," said Kasey M. '19, winner of "Best Dish Overall" along with her partner, Grace C. '18, for their fabulous fondue dish representing Switzerland.

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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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Interested in making a difference in your community? Want to help your dear neighbor? Please come to the Community Service Office to learn more about current service opportunities and how you can get involved!

  • Carondelet students and their families are invited to take part in the creek cleanup in downtown Walnut Creek on Saturday, May 13 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. which includes a continental breakfast. All volunteers must pre-register online and have a liability waiver form signed by a parent or guardian. Participation will be limited to the first 200 registrants.
  • The Hope Walk is on Saturday, May 20 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Volunteers are needed to cheer and direct the participants along the route, help pass out water, etc. The orientation starts at 7:30 a.m., and refreshments will be provided. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area to provide support, education, and hope free of charge to anyone facing cancer.
  • The Concord Senior Center needs volunteers this summer and/or fall to teach the senior citizens how to use their electronic devices, Facebook, etc. You can pick the day and time that fits your schedule.
  • This summer, be a counselor at John Muir Mountain Day Camp in Martinez. Help children ages 7-12 with crafts, projects, play games, make sourdough bread, etc. There is a mandatory training session on Sunday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session 1 is July 17 - 21, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Session 2 is July 24 - 28, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This is a very rewarding experience!
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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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Does your daughter need a lift? Check out our new ride-sharing partner, Zum, which offers safe, flexible solutions to all of your daughter's commute needs. Drivers are fully vetted drivers and TrustLine certified. Learn more here.

Tutoring Available

Do you need extra help in a class? Our National Honor Society Students are available for tutoring. Simply complete this form and an NHS student will connect with you.




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