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Applying to Private High School for Next Year?

8th Grade Students:  If you are applying to private high schools for next year, please come to the Counseling Office.  You will need to sign the Applying to Private School roster and pick up an Applying to Private Schools form. 

Wilcox High School Middle School Parent Night

8th Grade Parents.  If your student will be attending Wilcox High School in the fall, please plan to attend the Middle School Parent Night on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm.  

This will be held in-person in the Theater at Wilcox High School; 3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara 95051

Padres de 8º grado. Si su estudiante asistirá a la Escuela Secundaria Wilcox en el otoño, planee asistir a la Noche de Padres de la Escuela Intermedia el miércoles 1 de marzo a las 7:00 p. m.

Esto se llevará a cabo en persona en el Teatro de la Escuela Secundaria Wilcox; 3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara 95051


Information for 8th Graders and Parents

High School Counselors to Visit

In preparation for 9th grade, the high school counselors will be visiting Buchser, presenting next years courses, and registering 8th graders for their classes.  

MacDonald High School
Wednesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 16

Santa Clara High School
Thursday, March 16


Wilcox High School
to be determined


8th Grade Promotion

For your planning purposes, here is the information for

Buchser's 8th Grade Promotion.

Date:  Wednesday, May 31st
Time:  3:30 pm 
Where:  Santa Clara High School Football Stadium
3000 Benton Street
Santa Clara 


8th graders will attend school from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and will be dismissed to go home to get ready for promotion

They are to report to Santa Clara High School at 2:30 pm in their promotion gowns

Parents will be able to find seats and wait for the promotion to begin at 3:30.  The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.

8th graders will return to Buchser on June 1st, the last day of school, from 8:30 to 12:30 for their final all-school send-off with their teachers, to return their promotion gowns, and pick up their promotion certificates.

Any questions, please email

MacDonald High School

MacDonald High School's  8th Grade Parent Information Session was held on January 18th.

The presentation that was given to prospective new families can be found here.

Santa Clara High School Parent Night

Incoming New Parents Presentation (Recording)

If you are new to SCHS, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, we held a New Parent presentation coving topics like graduation requirement, course registration, and other information for Fall 2023. Here is the recording of the presentation (Passcode: vLS!hpN9)

Incoming Freshman Parent Night

On Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 pm, Santa Clara High School will be hosting an Incoming Freshman Parent Night for the 2023-24 school year. This is a virtual event intended for our 8th grade families and students coming to Santa Clara High School.

Before your student starts their freshman year at SCHS, they need to sign up for classes. In this session, you will get a glimpse of what that process entails so that you can better support your student pick the appropriate classes.