Prospective Students and Families

  • 9th Grade Course Programming Information

    We had a great time visiting each of our partner middle schools in person this year! During our presentations, students viewed a presentation and received a folder with important course programming information, including a course selection form.  Please bring this paper with you to one of our programming nights listed below.

    If you do not wish to attend a programming night, please drop off your completed form to the SMHS main office, or email a copy to by March 17, 2023.

    San Mateo Programming Nights (in-person):
    Meet with a school counselor to select courses and take a world language placement assessment.

    • General Programming (In-person): March 15th & 16th [4:00 - 6:00] @ SMHS Library
      (campus map - no appointment required)


    SMHS Program Planning Directions, Forms & Resources for 2023-24

    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. World Language Survey [DUE March 8th] - Students will be asked to complete this during our middle school visits (2/27 - 3/3). 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. 

    San Mateo 9th Grade (Virtual) Information Nights:



    Please visit: 2023-24 Enrollment to complete form and upload appropriate documents. 

    Questions?  Please contact: 650-558-2251.