PARKING PERMIT and traffic flow

Qualifying juniors and seniors who purchase a parking permit will be able to pick up their parking permits Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parking permits will be distributed at the Welcome Center in front of the Administration Building. Students who purchased the parking permit must come with their driver's license and receipt (e-ticket). Only the student who purchased the parking permit is eligible to pick up the permit. If a student cannot pick up their permit themselves, an adult may pick up the permit if they have the parking permit receipt (e-ticket) and a copy of the student’s valid driver's license.  

We have begun the 2023-24 application process. Emails have been sent to the class of 2024 about how to apply. Parking permits for the Class of 2025 will be released July 13, 2023, in a lottery format.

Parking permits for Junior students are based on the number of remaining spots after senior parking permit sales have concluded. There will be a random drawing for Junior parking permits. Available permits will be sold in the order in which names were drawn. Juniors will be contacted via their school email as spots become available. There is no need to contact the school requesting a permit or a specific lot.  

Replacement permits will need to be purchased. Your parking permit should remain in your car at all times, and hang from the rear view mirror when parking on campus. 

Students who qualify for and want a low-emission permit must specify on the application. Low-emission permits will be issued to those who qualify based on availability. There may be more requests for low-emission than spots available, parking on school days will be on a first-come basis. If all the LE spots are full on a particular day, the students will have to park in a regular spot. Click here to see if your vehicle qualifies for a preferred low-emission permit. 

Traffic Flow Maps

Click here for traffic flow maps to help with drop off and pick up.

Questions?Please email parking@smhs.org.

Those students that do not have an on-campus parking permit, should park on Dove Canyon Drive (located just off of Plano Trabuco) on the backside of campus. Parking on either side of DCD is fine, but please pay attention to the “no parking” area on the downside of DCD. Street sweeping on DCD is completed during the p.m. hours. No permit is necessary for DCD. DO NOT park in the residential areas adjacent to campus.  


Senior Parking Permit Sales   
Monday, June 26 at 12 p.m. – Monday, July 10 at 12 p.m. 
Junior Parking Permit Sales   
Thursday, July 13 at 12 p.m. – Thursday, July 27 at 12 p.m. 
Parking Permit Pickup   
Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Welcome Center