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2017-2018 Course Information

Math and English Placement: Please click here for information on the Advanced/Accelerated criteria and procedures.


Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selection: Please click here for information on the elective selection process already underway for 2017-2018.


Incoming 6th Grade Elective Selection: Please click here for elective documents and parent night presentation.


Independent Study PE (ISPE): Please click here and then scroll down the page for ISPE Applications for 2017-2018. Applications are due by June 1, 2017.

Access Achieve

Use Clever to access all our technology programs, including Achieve3000 and RazKids.  Use your DISTRICT Google email address (it must end with @carlsbadusd.net) and password to login.  Make sure no other users are logged into Google before accessing Clever.

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Coyotes Stand Together Against Bullying!

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Vision and Mission

Calavera Hills Middle School is a community of students, families, teachers and staff who are dedicated to providing a caring and safe environment in which students can pursue opportunities for greatness and growth.

Our Vision

Calavera Hills Middle School students are responsible global citizens who are adaptive to an ever-changing world and successfully pursue a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Our Mission

Calavera Hills Middle School is a student-centered learning community powered by meaningful, relevant and rigorous content. We use critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity to instill college and career skills in our students.

Core Values

Welcome Back!


We are excited to welcome you back to CHMS for the new school year!

Please note we will be on limited office hours this week.  Aug. 16-18 we will be open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Please see below for registration hours Aug. 21-23.  Regular office hours will resume on Aug. 24.  Thank you!

New Student Enrollment


Enrollment for all students NEW TO CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT  is online at http://www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us/online-enrl

Please follow the procedures noted below to begin:

  1. Go to Carlsbad Unified School District website: http://www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us/
  2. Go to the Parent Resources Tab and Click on Online Enrollment/Registration
  3. Complete Step #1 (CUSD Enrollment Process) and Step #2 (Required Documents).  
  4. Call Holly Grupe, Guidance Tech at CHMS, between 7:30 am and 11:30 am, to schedule an appointment to bring in registration papers.  (760) 331-6400 x6462. 
  5. We will begin accepting New Student Enrollment  packages for the 2017/18 school year on or after August 16, 2017.
  6.  AFTER completing enrollment, please complete registration packet on parent portal and attend assigned registration day/time.

Returning Student Registration

Prior to registration, please complete your registration packet on Parent Portal.  Click here for directions.



Registration for 6th Grade – Monday, August 21

Registration for 7th Grade – Tuesday, August 22

Registration for 8th Grade – Wednesday, August 23

Registration begins at LEFT GATE from Front Office

7:30 – 8:00 A - D

8:00 – 8:30 F - G

8:30 – 9:00 H - K

9:00 – 9:30 L – M

9:30 – 10:00 N - P

10:00 – 10:30 Q - S

10:30 – 11:00 T - V

11:00 – 11:30 WXYZ

PM Registration (All Grades) – Wednesday, August 23 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Please notify Calavera Hills Middle School if your address has changed and/or you are not planning to attend CHM School Year 2017/18 ~ Holly Grupe 760-331-6400 You can register online after August 1, 2017 Office will be closed for Summer Break June 28th and will re-open August 16th

*Note: If you are not able to enroll on the above dates, you may enroll the first day of school: Tuesday, August 29

Attention All 6th grade AND new 7th and 8th grade students:





Calavera Hills Middle School’s WEB Orientation

What is WEB?

An EXCITING Orientation Program for Sixth Grade Students

and NEW incoming 7th and 8th Grade Students*

When is WEB Orientation?

Monday, August 28, 2017  8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Where is WEB Orientation?

At Calavera Hills Middle School, Meet in the Gym


What will we do at WEB Orientation?

  • Activity-based assembly

  • Small group activities

  • Get to know 8th grade WEB Leaders

  • Get to know other 6th graders

  • Fun, themed campus tour

The purpose of this half-day retreat is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will be serving as leaders and mentors to the sixth graders. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. Students, please wear comfortable clothes that allow for easy sitting, standing and movement. Be sure to bring a light snack but there is no need to bring a backpack or any of your stuff…travel lightly. If you have any questions, please call


*Orientation is for STUDENTS ONLY

SOAR 2017-18 After-school Program

Registration for SOAR for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. SOAR is a licensed after-school program for students at all three middle schools.The SOAR program is known for its experienced staff, academic support, varied enrichment offerings and convenient, on-site school locations. Click here for details about the SOAR 2017-18 After-school Program, or go to www.carlsbaded.org for more registration information. You can also find information about the program on our website under the "Parents" tab, "After School Activities".

CHMS Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com



Once again, we are offering free lunches to children ages 2-18 at the following locations:

Jefferson Elementary School (June 27 - July 28)  Tuesdays through Fridays

Boys & Girls Club (downtown branch only) (June 19 - August 18) Mondays through Fridays

Please see the attached flyers for details.


Shop Amazon Smiles & Earn $ for CHMS


Shop Amazon Smiles. Simply log on and shop through smile.amazon.com and designate Calavera Hills Middle School PTSA to automatically receive .5% of all your purchases.  This does not add any cost to your account…..it is a donation from SmileAmazon.com.  Please tell your friends and family!  Forward them this email and ask them to help support out CHMS community. 

Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0871235 to register.

Thermofisher at CHMS

Hands of Peace Mural

CHMS and Pacific Ridge School have been working over the last few months on a mural to promote acceptance and diversity.  For details, please see the featured article.   The mural will be displayed on a wall at CHMS!


Museum of Man Fieldtrip

Maker Space

New Student Enrollment

For details and instructions on enrolling a New Student at CHMS, please click here.

Attendance Hotline

If  you are calling in an absence, please call our 24-hour Attendance Hotline at 760-331-6470. For any other questions about attendance, please call Marilyn Bergsma at 760-331-6464. 


6th Grade Camp 2017

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