High School Life FAQ

What is your student enrollment? What is the average class size?
Our average enrollment has been 1300 students from grades 9 through 12. Our average class size is 27.

What is the daily schedule?
We operate on a full block schedule. Each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Classes are 87 minutes long and all students take 7 classes each semester. Classes are divided into a two day rotation, with each day having 4 blocks. In Day 1 of the rotation students attend 3 classes, and in Day 2 of the rotation they attend the other 4 classes. On Day 1, after students attend 3 classes, there is X block. X block is a time when our teachers are in their classrooms, available to students. During X block students are free to seek help from their teachers, work on projects with classmates, do research in the library or just do homework.

When do students eat lunch?
We have two lunch blocks to accommodate all students in our cafeteria. 9th and 10th graders eat lunch from 11:17 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. 11th and 12th graders eat lunch from 12:51 p.m. to 1:33 p.m. Students purchase lunch in our cafeteria using their Eagle Card (their Chaminade student ID card) which functions as the student payment method for the cafeteria and the student store.

What counseling services do you offer students?
Chaminade has eight members of the counseling staff – which includes a school therapist. Upon enrolling in Chaminade, students are assigned a counselor alphabetically, and they will remain with that counselor throughout their four years. This provides the continuity of having a counselor who knows the student well and enables the counselor to guide the student through the process of completing graduation and college eligibility requirements as well as the college application and admissions process.

What AP and Honors classes do you offer?
We offer 28 Advanced Placement classes, which include the AP Capstone program and 18 Honors classes.

Is there a school uniform?
Students are required to wear a uniform which consists of khaki or navy bottoms and a Chaminade polo shirt in either white, navy or grey. Our uniform provider is Dennis Uniforms. Our Boosters Organization also provide Chaminade sweaters and sweatshirts which may be purchased at orientation in August.

Does Chaminade offer bus transportation?
Chaminade offers buses to transport students between the campuses allowing families that have students at both schools the opportunity to travel to the school closest to them, or families that may live closer to one school not having to drive across the valley to the other school, and early access for those on their way to work. We also offer buses going to both schools from the East San Fernando Valley area with stops along Ventura Boulevard, the Santa Clarita (Valencia) area and from the Conejo Valley area with stops along the 23 and 101 Freeways.

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