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2017-2018 Course Information

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.


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


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!

Take a stand to stop bullying! If you are a witness or a victim of bullying, please click here to report the incident.

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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

CHMS Parent Volunteer Opportunities

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CUSD will host a five week "Parents and Prevention" Safety series of workshops beginning May 2, 2017.  This series is hosted at Carlsbad Police Safety Center and will cover student safety, awareness, prevention and mindfulness. The first 50 people to show up at each session will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a drawing for a $20.00 gift card for Gregorio's restaurant in Carlsbad.  You can attend one or all five sessions. Please RSVP to reshelman@carlsbadusd.net


Attention 8th Grade Parents!  Please send a baby photo of your 8th grade student to cseluga@carlsbadusd.net for the Promotion Slide Show!  You don't want to miss out on this tradition!


CHMS has been named a 2017 Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education!  We also have been named an Academic Achieving Award School for excellence as a Title 1 school!  Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction said it quite well, "The award reflects your school’s success in creating a positive learning atmosphere for your students. Such success is a direct result of your dedicated, creative, and talented staff, and your

The news release identifying all the 2017 California Gold Ribbon Middle and High Schools is posted on the California Department of Education’s home page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ under “What’s New.”


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

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

Aeries Parent Portal


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Student Portal for Illuminate


College and Career Fair Advisory Activity