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All incoming 9th -12th grade students at Clairemont High must apply for an academy pathway.
Clairemont High offers students four Linked Learning Academy Pathways to focus their high school experience. Students choose one of these four academies: (1) Academy of Business (2) Academy of Engineering Design (3) Academy of Health & Medical Sciences (4) Academy of Information Technology.
Before choosing, students and parents should read more information about our four academies on our CHS Academies Page, and download and read our Academy Overview Documents. Here are some helpful documents and presentations to learn more about academies before making a decision:
Students who attend our feeder middle school, Marston, will be given information about the application process in their 8th grade classes in early spring of each school year. They will also be given class time at Marston to complete the online application under the supervision of one of their instructors. Marston 8th graders, therefore, should wait to fill out this application until directed to do so at their school.
All other incoming students (from other middle schools or transfers from other high schools), should complete this application here online by March 2, 2018. Students and parents can preview the questions on the CHS Academy Pathway Application by downloading and printing a paper draft version here in English or Spanish:
  • CHS Academy Pathway Application for 2018-19
  • Solicitud para las secuencias de estudio de CHS para las inscripciones nuevas de 2018-19 

The CHS Academy Pathway Application is the primary tool used for placing students into their academy of choice. One submitted, Clairemont High Staff carefully read and review each application to make Academy Pathway selections for the incoming class of 9th graders. Please fill out the application form carefully and keep in mind that responses will directly affect academy placement. 

Before starting the application online or on paper, please make sure you have gathered the following information, so you can complete and submit the form in one sitting. There is no way to save part of the form and return to it later.  It is best to complete the paper handout version of this application first (handed out to students at 8th Grade Assembly), and then use the answers to type in final responses here. You will need the following to complete the four sections of this application:
1) STUDENT INFORMATION: student contact info, background, current classes, preferences for high school involvement 
2) PARENT / GUARDIAN INFORMATION: parent contact info including name, phone, and e-mail
3) ACADEMY SELECTION: preferences for CHS Academies. For more info about our CHS Academy Pathways, visit our Linked Learning Academies page  and view the "Marston Middle School 8th Grade PowerPoint Presentation." 
4) STUDENT PROFILE: info about student's elective course interests, athletics interests, personal career cluster interests, activities interests, personality traits and favorite school subjects.


Academy Pathway Application 2018-19 Online Form: Apply Here
Marston 8th Grade Students, please wait to complete this form with your class when CHS comes to present in February.

IMPORTANT DATES during 2017-18 School Year:

for Prospective 8TH Grade Students and parents. All 8th grade students will get to tour the campus and make scheduled stops to learn all about our four academy pathways, visit our elective classes such as art, theater, music and video production, hear about our athletics programs and view facilities, and find out about other ways to get involved at CHS! Parents are invited to join us for the welcome assembly in auditorium (same as above for students) at 9:15 am. Then when students break into groups, parents are invited to attend a special parent info seminar and Q&A session. Click here to view the presentation given on this day to students and parents.
8th Gr students will complete the paper version of Academy Pathway Application at home with parent input, as a first draft, indicating their preferences and reasons for academy selection.
FEBRUARY 9 - 15, 2018 - Complete Official Online Academy Pathway Application 2018-19 
8th Grade students (Marston & CHOICE) will officially apply for a Clairemont High Academy Pathway by completing the online google form: CHS Academy Pathway Application for 2018-19.  
*Marston 8th grade students will be doing this in class on computers during their Marston Science classes. See the website above to preview the online application form.
FEBRUARY 15 - MARCH 23, 2018: Academy Selection Process 
CHS Teachers from each Academy along with CHS Counselors, the Academy Coordinator and Marston staff will meet to review all incoming Academy Pathway Applications and make final determinations for academy 9th grade rosters.
APRIL 6, 2018: Freshman Acceptance Welcome Day 
On this day from 9:00 am - 12 pm, all incoming 9th graders are invited to CHS. This day will inform students of which academy they have been accepted into. The experience for 8th graders will include: 
Assembly at Marston Announcing Acceptance by Academy with Letters, 
Parade to CHS led by school band, 
Letters Distributed, W
elcome Activities in each academy, 
Acceptance Packets (course sequence, academy info, etc) sent home with students..