Choosing Your Academy


Clairemont Senior High offers students four (4) Linked Learning Academy Pathways to focus on during their high school experience. Students can choose from one of the academies below:

LEARN: Please read through this web page which explains the process and also outlines important dates at the bottom. Also, please read more about our academies on our website before applying.


EXPLORE: An overview of Clairemont High and Academies will be presented at the 8th Grade Experience Day, on March 25, 2022 from 8:20 - 11:20 am on campus. This event will give 8th graders an opportunity to tour and hear about our academies and comprehensive programs, but the information is relevant and beneficial for all incoming students and parents. Check out the event in our News Section and Calendar of this website! Here you can view the Slides from 8th Grade Experience March 25, 2022.

You can also watch the video recording of the Virtual 8th Grade Experience from 2021. 


APPLY: All incoming 9th grade students planing to attend Clairemont High must apply for an academy pathway during our application window which is April 4 - April 15, 2022.

JOIN: Incoming 9th Graders are invited to join us for our in person CHS Freshman Academy Acceptance Day on May 5, 2022 at CHS.


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:

The CHS Academy Pathway Application is the primary tool used for placing students into their academy of choice. Once submitted, Clairemont Senior High staff carefully reads and reviews each application to make Academy Pathway selections for the incoming 9th grader class. 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 have 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. As part of the student profile, we ask students to take a free, simple online career survey found here: Then, students report some of their results on the application.


Academy Pathway Application for Fall 2022 Online Form: Opens April 4, 2022, Closes April 15, 2022

To read about the entire application process and important dates, click here.

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