The Class of 2026 includes nationally recognized athletes, distinguished artists, students passionate about science and innovation, Girl Scouts, leaders, volunteers, homeless advocates, Student Council Presidents, and young women wanting to change the world for the better.

SAVE THE DATE: March 22 and 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Further details about the mandatory course registration night and your course selection sheet have been included in your mailed application packet. Counselors will be available that evening to review eligible courses your daughter is being recommended for and options for electives. If you are unable to make your scheduled time that was included in your mailed packet, please email [email protected].

On course registration night, you'll also receive your daughter's Class of 2026 selfie sign so she can add to the #OLPSaysYes social media content by photographing herself with her sign in the most unique way she can!

Frosh and Transfer Info

Birth Certificate or Passport
All incoming students need to submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Graduation documents and school transcripts are required to be filed under the student’s legal name. Please email this documentation to [email protected].

Transcripts
All incoming 9th grade students must submit final transcripts to the Office of Enrollment Management-Admissions. Parents and guardians, please request that your daughter’s previous middle school forward the transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions no later than July 21, 2022. For transfer students, we must have official final transcripts for all grades prior to the grade your daughter is entering. Please contact the OLP Office of Enrollment Management-Admissions at [email protected] or 619 725-9175 with any questions.

Immunizations
State law requires that current physical and immunization records must be in your daughter’s file by the first day of school. All Frosh are required to have a current physical record on file. Students will not be able to participate in physical education or OLP athletic teams without a current physical on file. Physicals must be completed by a licensed MD or DO and should be dated June 2022 or later. Physicals are due by August 1, 2022.

Physical Exams
Please turn in a copy of the student’s immunization record or request that her California School Immunization Card be sent from her 8th grade school by July 10, 2022. California law requires that students advancing to grades 7 through 12 must have proof of the Tdap vaccine booster. Please make sure your daughter’s immunization card includes evidence of the Tdap immunization.

Frosh and Transfer Orientation Picture Day

Mark your calendars! Orientation and Picture Day will be on August 11, 2022. Further details to come.

Frosh
Photos 7:30-8:45 am
Frosh and Transfer Tech Camp and Frosh Class Meeting 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sophomores
Photos 8:45-10:00 am
Class Meeting 10:00-11:00 am

Juniors
Photos 10:00-11:15 am
Class Meeting 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Seniors
Photos 11:15 am-12:30 pm
Class Meeting 12:30-1:30 pm

Frosh and Transfer Parent Orientation Day

Student Program
8:00 am-Noon: Link Crew Program (Holy Family Event Center)
Noon: Frosh Blessing and Prayer Service (Amphitheater)
12:10-1:00 pm: Frosh Family Picnic Lunch (North Terrace)
1:00-2:00 pm: Rehearse Class Schedule/Teacher Meet and Greet

Parent Program
10:30 am: Parent Coffee Social
10:45 am-Noon: OLP Parent Orientation Presentation Noon Frosh Blessing and Prayer Service (Amphitheater)
12:10-1:00 pm: Frosh Family Picnic Lunch (North Terrace)
1:00-2:00 pm: Rehearse Class Schedule/Teacher Meet and Greet

The OLP Parent Orientation Program is optional; however, we recommend that at least one parent/guardian attend if at all possible.

Save the Date! Back to School Night on Thursday, August 18, 2022
Back to School Night is the first week of school, Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Back to School Night will include formal presentations from teachers on the content and expectations of each course

Textbooks 

Make sure to purchase your course textbooks prior to the first day of school. Reference the Textbook webpage should you have any questions regarding the book purchasing process.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

OLP strives to develop mastery of 21st-century skills in each student in order that she becomes an engaged agent of change in our global society. Technology plays a critical role in the way we collaborate and communicate in that same world. OLP requires that all students have access to the tools of the 21st-century via a mobile device. With respect to OLP’s mission and the economic diversity of our families, OLP does not mandate the specific device each student uses, but rather, has adopted a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policy that outlines minimum specifications for whatever device a family chooses. This policy and practice guide the use of interactive instruction and learning that connects our students more meaningfully to the world outside and, just as effectively, to the world outside to the classroom.

BYOD Minimum Requirements

  • Laptop Specifications: Mac/Windows/ChromeBook
  • Minimum Screen Size 11 inches
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Battery Life 4 hours
  • System Age Younger than four years

Uniforms

Visit the Uniform Requirements page to review all Attire Expectations/Dress Code. Please note that Mills Uniform Company is the approved school uniform provider. All uniforms should be purchased directly from them. OLP-approved spirit wear items, purchased from the on-campus or online store, may also be worn on non-formal uniform days. Families may shop Mills Online Store. Mills Uniform Company usually holds a Summer Pop Up Store event. Please stay tuned for details!

Athletics

OLP Summer Sports Camps
We are still making plans about our 2022 Summer Sports Camps! If you are interested, please visit the Athletics page for updates.

OLP Dance Team
Come audition to be a part of OLP’s award-winning Dance Team! The OLP Dance Team features JV and Varsity level teams, performing at various OLP and community events, on the sideline at Saints football games, and throughout multiple high school dance competitions. The season begins in June 2022 and runs through April/May 2023. The OLP Dance Team is considered a year-round sport and commitment. Auditions will take place Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in the OLP Holy Family Event Center. Both days are required. Contact Head Coach, Mrs. Kelly Culver, at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

OLP Cheer
All incoming Frosh can try out for the OLP/Saints Cheer team. The commitment begins in June 2022 and includes weekly practices. There are practices during the summer (with scheduled vacations) as well as before and after school during the school year. We provide sideline cheer and competitive cheer. Student-athletes may compete in both. If you have any questions, please contact Head Cheerleading Coach, Mr. Casey Popp at [email protected].

Faith and Service

Serving our Dear Neighbor is the heart of the CSJ mission and, therefore, also the heart of the OLP mission. We are called to be loving disciples, serving our dear neighbor. As a member of the OLP community, each student is encouraged to engage in Christian service, striving to bring about justice and love in our community, as Jesus modeled for us. Service at OLP is grounded in the understanding that every person is created with innate worth and dignity. OLP offers a wide variety of local service opportunities, mixed with educational justice immersions, focusing on a wide range of social justice issues, both domestic and international.

Guidelines for Service
We do not require mandatory service hours as part of OLP graduation requirements. This philosophy encourages and celebrates the thriving culture of service that has flourished at OLP. We firmly believe that students are motivated to serve others through an authentic spirit of compassion and a desire to engage with our dear neighbors, both locally and globally.

Campus Ministry
A lively and rich Campus Ministry coordinates the entire OLP faith community in seeking to live out the ideals of Jesus in the Catholic tradition. With an attitude of conviction that each of us is called to love and serve, OLP Campus Ministry fosters leadership development for our faith community and toward a better world. Students and faculty work together taking leadership roles in facilitating retreats, planning liturgies, organizing justice awareness activities, and serving others in San Diego and across the world.

Service Opportunities
Throughout the year, OLP Campus Ministry offers a multitude of service experiences for our students. We post our service opportunities in the weekly bulletin and share on morning PTV announcements. Our educational justice immersions can be located on the Justice Immersion Ministries page of the OLP website. We hope you take the time to explore the opportunities that we offer. Visit our Justice Immersion page for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact our Service Learning and Retreats Director, Mrs. Katie Wilson, at [email protected].

Carpools and Transportation

OLP will provide a transportation option before and after school both to a North County location off of Interstate 5 and a South Bay location. If interested, please contact Facilities Manager Tara Clemen at [email protected]. OLP is also hoping to provide transportation from school to select athletic fields for practices. Priority will be given to frosh and sophomore student-athletes.

Class Placement Criteria

ENGLISH CLASS PLACEMENTS ARE MADE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: HSPT Entrance Exam Scores 7th and 8th grade Language Arts Grades Teacher Recommendations Entrance Exam Essay

MATH CLASS PLACEMENTS ARE MADE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: HSPT Entrance Exam Scores 7th and 8th grade Mathematics Grades Teacher Recommendations

OLP CURRICULUM GUIDE
To learn more about pathways, courses and prerequisites, access the Course Description Guide.

BIOLOGY HONORS
Students must have scored both a national composite score of 85% or higher and a CSQ score of 120 or higher on the High School Placement Test. Eligibility for this course is noted on the student’s course selection worksheet.

BIOLOGY
Students must have scored a national percentile composite score of 70% or higher on the High School Placement Test. Eligibility for this course is noted on the student’s course selection worksheet.

WORLD LANGUAGE
Placements are based on the OLP World Language Placement Test. Questions? Contact Sara Osmus, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, at [email protected].

Summer School

COURSE OFFERINGS JUNE 13-JULY 22, 2022

Semester Courses: Economics, Economics Honors, Health, Speech and Debate I, U.S. Government ($500)

Full Year Courses: Algebra, Algebra II, Beginning Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Precalculus Honors, Spanish III ($1,000)

Visit the Summer School webpage for more information and to register for classes.

English Review Course, July 5 - 22, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, ($250)
This three-week course serves as a support course for students who have been admitted to OLP, but may need to strengthen their reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary or grammatical skills. This course is open to all students, but some will be required to take the course, contingent upon their admission. The course will help prepare students for high school English courses.

Enroll on the Summer School webpage by May 1, 2022.

Summer Reading List

In an effort to foster a love of reading and to spend time reflecting on the spirit of our founding sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet the department has selected a book for each grade level that connects with the primary charism of our sisters that is a central focus of our school and learning. There is one text assigned per grade, regardless of level or course.

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to foster a love of reading and develop a deeper sense of the school’s charism as a foundation for the school year.

Expectation: Students are expected to actively read and annotate the book chosen for their grade level. While reading, students should reflect on the charism aligned with that novel and be ready to discuss and participate in activities centered around the book when they begin the school year.

Assessment: When students return they will engage in a variety of activities based on the assigned text in their classes. Activities will vary according to course but could include discussion, Socratic Seminar, group projects, individual projects, a written essay, creative writing, etc. The expectation is that students will have read the book and be ready to engage with the text during the first week(s) of school.

Required Reading for Incoming Frosh: "Piecing Me Together" by Renée Watson

Required Reading for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be announced soon. Please check back here for more information.

Welcome Packet

Important Upcoming Dates!

May 12, 2022: Spring Welcome Night

August 10-11, 2022: Frosh and Transfer Orientation

August 15, 2022: First Day of School

August 18, 2022: Parent Back to School Night

August 25-August 26, 2022:New Parent Coffee

November 18, 2022: Grandparents' Day

November 21-25, 2022: Thanksgiving Break

December 14-16, 2022: Final Exams*

December 19, 2022-January 3, 2023: Christmas Break*

January 4-6, 2023: Retreat Week (attendance required)

January 10, 2023: Second Semester Classes Begin

April 6-14, 2023: Easter Break

May 22-24, 2023: Final Exams

Order Your Class of 2026 Sweatshirt!

Families will be able to order their Class of 2026 OLP Sweatshirts soon. Mills is managing production delays due to COVID. Updates to come!

Parent Social: Endless Summer, OLP BBQ Picnic on North Terrace

Join Us Friday, August 12, 2022
We invite all parents to join us for a festive evening of fellowship, social, and music on North Terrace as we welcome in the new 2022-23 school year with our annual Endless Summer celebration! Tickets are available online for those 21+. Endless Summer is an event open to all community members. Ticket sales will be open soon!