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What does the instructional day and calendar year look like?

  •  Sage Creek High School instructional day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.  Early Out Wednesdays the instructional day ends at 2:30 p.m. These dates are announced each month.
  • The school year calendar will be the same as all Carlsbad Unified School District schools: first and last day of school, vacation periods, and holidays with the exception of Semester Break Day in January. Sage Creek will be in session on the CUSD Semester Break Day and will observe a Trimester Break Day in March.

Can a student graduate early because of the accelerated nature of the trimester schedule and ability to earn 300 credits when only 230 are needed to graduate?

  • Technically, yes.  However, in our consultations with schools offering the trimester schedule, the norm has been that students in fact take courses that offer more in-depth study in core-subject areas, such as science and mathematics, or students explore various electives. 

What will class sizes be at Sage Creek High School?

  •  SCHS will use the CUSD Board approved high school staffing ratio which is currently 36 students to 1 teacher.

 Which higher-level courses (i.e. Honors and AP) are offered?

  • Algebra 2 Honors
  • American Sign Language 4 Honors
  • Chemistry 1 Honors
  • English 1 Honors
  • English 2 Honors
  • Geometry Honors
  • Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Spanish 4 Honors
  • AP Art History
  • AP Art Studio
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language (English 3)
  • AP English Literature (English 4)
  • AP MacroEconomics
  • AP Modern World History
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Statistics

Which Visual and Performing Arts courses (i.e. Art and Theater) will be offered?

  • Architectural Design
  • 3-D Design 
  • Art 1, 2 and 3
  • Dance 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Digital Photography 1 and 2
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Instrumental Music 
  • Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Theater 1, 2, and 3
  • Technical Theater
  • What other electives does Sage Creek offer?
  • ASB
  • AVID
  • Multimedia Journalism (Broadcasting)
  • Publication Journalism (Yearbook)

What Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) opportunities are offered at Sage Creek High School?

All students will benefit from the Mathematics and Science departments designing curriculum that connects these two disciplines and emphasizes the application of the curriculum to students’ lives.

Students interested in a more in-depth study of the S.T.E.M. areas can enroll in either of the following elective pathways:


Biomedical Sciences Courses

Engineering Courses

Computer Science Courses        

1. Principles of Biomedical Sciences

2. Human Body Systems

3. Medical Interventions

4. Biomedical Innovation 


1. Introduction to Engineering Design

2. Principles of Engineering

3. Computer Science Principles

4. Engineering Design and Development 

1. Introduction to Computer Programming

2. Computer Science Principles

3. Advanced Computer Science



Student Guides to AP Courses and Electives by The Sage.


Will Sage Creek High School offer C.I.F. sports?

  • Yes.  We offer 20 sports.  Please CLICK HERE for further information.


Will Sage Creek High School be an open or closed campus?

  • Closed. Students will remain on campus during the lunch period.

How many parking spaces are available for students?

  • There are approximately 650 student parking spaces for students.


 When and how do we select which high school our student will attend?

  • Students who are new to Carlsbad Unified School District may choose which high school they wish to attend-Sage Creek High or Carlsbad High.
  • Click Here to access the Online Aeries AIR Enrollment for new students. Please complete the AIR Online enrollment, uploading all forms as directed. Please pay attention to the first question to indicate your high school choice-Sage Creek of Carlsbad High as the default is Carlsbad High. Your will need to upload the following documents: copy of parent's government issued ID, students original birth certificate, immunization records including proof of Tdap immunization, latest report card/ transcript,  and two (2) forms of proof of residency within CUSD attendance boundaries.

Can a family have one child attend Carlsbad High School and a second attend Sage Creek High School?

  • Yes.

Can one student simultaneously be enrolled at Carlsbad High School and Sage Creek High School?

  • No.

What is the commitment that I’m making when I select which high school my child will attend next academic year?

  • Families are making a one-year commitment.  Should a student want to change schools after attending either high school for one-year. The annual high school selection period will begin on January 1 and end on  January 31. 

CLICK HERE for more information.