George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
June 26, 2017 News
"Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind..."
~Seals & Crofts
Important Dates 
June 16-August 31 - Summer Reading assignments!
August 1-7 - College Prep Course at Carver (download flyer)
August 7
- School Office reopens 8:30 a.m.
August 21-25 - College Prep Course at Carver(download flyer)
August 22-24 - Registration Drop-in 
August 31 - First day of school! (download 2017-18 calendar)
Check our Facebook page for school updates and volunteer opportunities this summer.
From the Principal
Dear Carver Students and Families,
Our office is closing for the summer, and we wanted you to have some information to look forward to when we reopen on August 7th. 
1.       Registration Drop-In Hours
Registration for all students will take place on campus the week of August 23 to August 25. Students and parents will bring their registration materials which we will provide for you in August ( for the lunch application), and materials fee during the registration hours listed below.  At that time students can pick up their class schedule.
Tuesday, August 22
Wednesday, August 23
Thursday, August 24
12 - 4 pm
9 am - 1  pm
4 pm to 8 pm
School begins on Thursday, August 31 at 8:30 am.  The first two days of school be Orientation for all students. 
2.       Summer Reading
All students have some assigned summer reading.  We intend to foster a love of learning and an interest in diverse subjects.  Please see the assignments attached here.
3.       School Hours and Bell Schedule
School hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 3:20. Thursdays are an early release day for all schools in SCUSD.  Carver runs from 8:30 to 2:20 on Thursdays.
4.      Our Four Year Curriculum
Attached is a chart of our four year curriculum. You will see that at Carver all students take four years of English, history, math, art and science.  Our day and year is filled with hands on learning, artistic activity and student directed learning.  We know you will find your learning exciting and fun.  All students take classes that prepare them for four-year college admissions. 

5.      Sports at Carver-- NEW

If you are interested in playing sports, our school district has arranged for Carver athletes to play at your neighborhood high school.  Please contact the Athletic Director of your local high school to learn about training schedules.  (If you already played for West Campus, you may continue to do so.)
The first day of school and Orientation begin on Thursday morning at 8:30 am on August 31.  We begin with an all school assembly welcoming teachers and students to school.  There will be activities on Thursday and Friday led by teachers, student council and various classes to welcome everyone back to school and introduce Carver and our community to new students.
We look forward to seeing you in August. Until then, have a wonderful and restful summer.
Allegra Alessandri
Summer Reading for 2017-18 School Year 
At Carver, we are committed to supporting students' love of reading and learning to give them a little bit of structure to their summer in preparation for the coming school year. We view reading as a pleasure and share that pleasure with our students.

Please click on links below for summer reading and related assignments for incoming 9th graders and rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

9th Grade Summer Reading List
10th Grade Summer Reading List
11th Grade Summer Reading List
12th Grade Summer Reading List

Here are some books teachers recommend to enhance your
understanding of the course work you will encounter in the school year.

Supplemental Summer Reading List
The GWC Guild* is planning activities to celebrate Carver's 10th anniversary during the 2017-18 school year! Interested in helping? Please email us at

*All parents/guardians of Carver students is a member of the GWC Guild.

How You Can Support Carver
Giving to Carver shows your support of our diverse programs. As a public Waldorf school, we rely on donations to provide funding for all the "extras" for our students every day such as the high-quality art supplies students use every day in their classes. Your donations have helped pay for a music program, the mobile kitchen and chalkboards. Our next goal is shaded outdoor seating! Please consider making a donation to Carver. 
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Parent involvement is the key to our success at Carver! Consider sharing your talents and time, download and fill out a volunteer form and email it to
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Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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