Carpenter placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus' website.
Sabrina booked her first acting role in Dec 2010, a guest role on NBC drama series Law & Order: SVU. She played a young victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). Around the same time, she performed live on the Chinese television station Hunan Broadcasting System, for the Gold Mango Audience festival. She performed "Something's Got a Hold on Me" from 1963 Etta James album, in the style of Christina Aguilera from the movie Burlesque Etta James Top Ten.Hollywood-Bound NBC - "The 10 Show"
Less than two years later, Sabrina booked a series recurring role on Fox's The Goodwin Games as Young Chloe, a series regular role on Disney Channel pilot Gulliver Quinn and ABC pilot The Unprofessional. She was a lead dancer in Just Dance Kids 2.Her first lead role in a greenlit series is as the rebellious Maya Fox in Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, debuting in 2013, opposite titular character Rowan Blanchard. The series is based on Boy Meets World. She plays young Merrin in the yet-to-be-released 2013 film Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams.
Carpenter performed "Smile" for the album "Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust".The song charted on Radio Disney. Her singing is also on the Sofia the First soundtrack. She also voices Vivian in the series.