Information for 8th Grade Students


We look forward to welcoming your students to Del Mar High School in August 2023! Below is some helpful information regarding 9th grade and the 2023/24 school year.

8th Grade Family Night - January 18, 2023

The following presentation was made at this year's 8th grade night. To view, please click on the image below. Pleae note the presentation made in Spanish will be added in the next few days. Thank you for your patience.
8th grade family night on jan 18 2023
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2023/24 Academic Calendar - First day of school is August 16, 2023

To view and download a copy of the Campbell Union High School District academic calendar, please visit:

9th Grade Course List

The following document outlines the core and elective courses available in 9th grade. Please note courses are subject to change. Click on the image below or visit:
freshman courses

9th Grade Supply List

A list of supplies may be accessed at: Please note that once the school year begins, teachers may request additional supplies relative to course requirements. Teachers will communicate with students and parents as needed.

Message from Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD)

CUHSD offers the following webpage of information and resources to ensure smooth transition for incoming 9th grade students to Del Mar High School:

Who to contact for help

Should you have questions related to 9th grade, please contact one of our Guidance Counselors via email:
For any general enrollment questions, please contact our Registrar via email:

We're happy you're interested in an education at Del Mar High School!

We will help you on your journey to becoming a Del Mar Don. The Guidance Department offers the following student and parent services to assist in preparing for high school.

Counselor visits

Del Mar’s 8th Grade Parent Night is usually followed up within a few weeks by counselor visits to local feeder middle schools.  Counselors present overviews of the freshman year and our available courses to choose from. Students are given programming cards to take home to their parents to help them with choosing their classes. Counselors then return a week later to meet individually with all incoming freshman to review their course selections. Counselors also use student grades to help guide conversations about which classes the students are ready for.




Shadow days

Del Mar offers shadow days for prospective 9th grade students.  To learn how and when you can visit for a day, please refer to our webpage at:




Choosing your classes

Choose your classes wisely.  Get input from current teachers and counselors.  Challenge yourself by taking ICAP classes in English, Science or History.  Programs such as AVID, Band, ROTC and Leadership build strong students by teaching you how to balance your time with academics and extracurricular activities.




Helpful videos for incoming 9th grade students

Below are a few videos for families to reference as they explore what students can expect to learn at Del Mar. Please note this information is offered for reference purposes only and course/campus offerings are subject to change each year.



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