8th Grade High School Transition

Transitioning from middle school to high school can be a daunting process. We are here to help.

Missed the Meet the Principals and 8th Grade Promo Update event on December 3? Watch it here: Meet the Principals/8th Grade Promo Update


You can see the slides here:

Hillsdale HS: Meet the Principal Jeff Gilbert Slideshow (Dec 3, 2020)

San Mateo HS: Meet the Principal Yvonne Shiu Slideshow (Dec 3, 2020)

2021-2022 San Mateo Union High School District Enrollment


SMUHSD enrollment information https://www.smuhsd.org/Page/5527

ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: The online enrollment link for the 2021-22 school year will go live on November 9, 2020. Enrollment for the current school year can be completed by using this link: https://smuhsd.schoolmint.net/signup. Refer to the SMUHSD website for further details.




November 9, 2020: The 2021-2022 Online Enrollment form becomes available for parents to complete. 

December 1, 2020: Priority 1 Enrollment begins. Intra-District & Sibling Transfer requests can be submitted.

February 12, 2020: Last day of Priority 1 Enrollment & last day to apply for Intra-District Transfer or Sibling Transfer


February 2020: Lottery drawing for all Intra-District Transfer requests 

Math and Reading Inventory Placement Assessment for incoming 9th students


The San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) Welcomes You to High School Testing for the Incoming Freshmen Class of 2020-21

In the next few months, eighth grade students who plan to attend school in the SMUHSD will be meeting with School Counselors to choose classes for the ninth grade year at Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, Mills or San Mateo High School. 

SMUHSD has adopted the HMH Reading Inventory (RI) and the Math Inventory (MI) as placement tests. School Counselors will use these results along with transcripts and results from the 7th grade California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (if it was taken among public school students) to help advise parents and students regarding course choices for the 2020-21 school year. 


San Mateo Union High School District Incoming 9th Graders page: https://www.smuhsd.org/Page/3518 

8th Grade Parent Information

If you are interested in attending a high school other than Aragon, Hillsdale or San Mateo, please refer to the SMUHSD website for more information.

San Mateo High School

San Mateo High School Website

Please click here for our Information FlipBook.  Be sure to click on the links to watch videos and screencasts!

Please click here for the google presentation from October 21.

Meet the Principal Yvonne Shiu Slideshow (Dec 3, 2020)

Yvonne Shiu: yshiu@smuhsd.org

Bowditch Middle School
1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City CA 94404
 Tel: 650-312-7680
Attendance Line: 650-312-7687
  • Facebook Basic Square