Student Registration 2023-2024

  • There are two parts to registration. Each part is vital to complete in order to best prepare your student for the upcoming school year.

    Details and time frames for each part of registration can be found below.

    Part #1:  Required Forms and Data Confirmation

    You will complete the first part of registration through your Aeries portal beginning Wednesday, July 26th.  During this part, you will go through several steps on Aeries asking you to review and update emergency information, as well as review and acknowledge several important, required documents.  Please be sure to read each form carefully and review the information with your student.  This will also be your first opportunity to make purchases and donations for the upcoming school year.

    Go to the Aeries Parent Portal through our website,, and sign on using your email and password.  If you forgot your password, click “forgot password” in order to reset it.  If you have not activated the parent portal, please email for assistance. 

    If you do not have internet access or would like assistance with the online data confirmation or part one of registration, drop in to our workshop in D103 on Tuesday, August 1st.

    aeries workshop timetable

    Data Confirmation, Part #1 of registration, must be completed by Sunday, August 6th,  to ensure an Off-Campus Lunch and/or ASB Pass is printed on your student’s ID card.  

    If you are unable to complete this part of registration prior to coming on campus to the “Get Your Stuff” day, you must begin at the computer lab, D103.*

    *Please note:  This will increase the amount of time needed to be on campus to complete your in-person registration during your “Get Your Stuff” day.

    Part #2:  In-Person “Get Your Stuff” Days

    The second portion of registration is the in-person “Get Your Stuff” days.  During this portion, your student will have the opportunity to pick up their class schedule, take their school picture, pick up their ID card, check-out their textbooks, and handle other important items for the fall.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet with their Advisor if they need to discuss modifications to their courses.  

    Your assigned day is based on grade level and time based on your last name.  Please refer to the schedule below:

    registration schedule

    It is highly recommended that your student attend in-person registration rather than having to take time to do all these tasks once school has started on the first day of school.  If you are unable to attend your assigned time and/or day, you will be allowed to come in after your appointment, but not prior.

    In order to avoid longer lines and to decrease the amount of time required during the in-person registration, be sure to complete Part #1 of registration, Required Forms and Data Confirmation, on Aeries prior to Sunday, August 6th.

    Orientation Day

    Friday, August 18th, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
    Freshmen and New Students

    To ensure your student is off to a great start at Samohi, our student leaders and staff have planned an orientation to help incoming freshmen and new students begin the process of getting to know the campus, their peers, some upperclassmen, some teachers, as well as their advisor and House Principal.  At this event, we will be providing freshmen with their complete schedule so they will know what to expect on the first day of school.  Basically, the purpose of this event is to help incoming students begin forming the bonds of a true team and to provide students with the information that will help them meet the challenges and nerves of the first day with calm confidence.  Please reserve this date to join other students and staff for this great opportunity to have fun together, meet some adults on campus, and make new friends.

    Join the Viking Community

    The best way to thrive in high school is to be part of the community by attending and participating in the various school activities offered.  During the registration process, purchase an ASB Pass ($65) to get free admission to football and basketball games (except CIF playoff games).  Additionally, the pass will provide discounts on other items including tickets to school plays, concerts, Homecoming, and even Prom.  The estimated total savings is over $100.

    Support Samohi Programs!
    Donate to PTSA and to the Santa Monica Education Foundation

    During both parts of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to contribute to both our Santa Monica Education Foundation and our PTSA. So many educational opportunities are made possible for our students because of your financial support.  Please consider making a donation of ANY amount to both the Ed Foundation and the PTSA. 

    Your continued financial support of the outstanding public education your student receives in Santa Monica schools is much appreciated.

    The first day of school is Thursday, August 24th.

    We are looking forward to a great year!