• The Buddy System is Carnegie's new program that pairs incoming freshmen with upperclassmen volunteers who will serve as guides and points-of-contact for the first year of high school.

    For freshmen, this is an opportunity to get an inside look at Carnegie before arriving in fall, as well as making a new friend and having a place to go for questions and help with all the new places, faces, schedules, and requirements that go with a new school.

    For the upperclassmen who volunteer, this is a chance to help new students find a home here at Carnegie by showing them the ropes, giving them the benefit of all the things you have learned, and helping build a stronger Carnegie community.


    Check this page for updates about the program throughout the summer.

    To find your buddy and their email (if one was provided), check this spreadsheet:

    Please note that new matches have been added, even to previous groups!

    If your name does not appear:

    • If you are a freshman, please speak to Mrs. Bohenick. ALL freshmen and ALL new sophomores have been matched! 

    • If you are an upperclassman, unfortunately, we have made all freshman matches at this time. Thank you for your interest, and keep your ears open for future opportunities. We hope you will apply again next year if you are a junior. 
    If your email is missing from the spreadsheet, you can email Mrs. Bohenick to have it added. 
    Mrs. Bohenick’s email (for Buddy System inquiries): janedoe@alumni.rice.edu