Shadow Days (7th and 8th grade students)
To get a first-hand look at Carmel Catholic High School, we encourage 7th and 8th grade students to spend a day with us! During a Shadow Day, visiting students are paired with a freshman student who will serve as the visitor's personal guide for the day. We have found that visitors who participate in this unique Shadow Day experience are less apprehensive about their pending high school experience.
Shadow Days for the 2012-2013 school year will commence on Monday, August 27. Please click here to fill out a Shadow Day Request Form.
*** All student Shadow Day participants must complete and turn in the permission form made available below.
7th grade students are eligible to shadow during the spring semester. 8th grade students may shadow during the fall semester. 8th graders who take the CCHS entrance exam may also shadow during the spring semester.
Students must pre-register for a Shadow Day with the Director of Admissions at least five days before the intended visiting day. On the day of the visit, students must check in at the reception desk at Entrance I by no later than 7:45 a.m. and turn in the Shadow Day permission slip form. In turn, students will receive a guest pass for the day as well as be assigned to a current Carmel student, who will serve as his/her guide throughout the day. Shadow Days conclude at 2:00 p.m. at Entrance I.
Shadow Days are not permitted on half days, one week prior to and during exams, before holidays, or during “special schedules.” The number of Shadows per day is limited to 10. Guests are expected to abide by Carmel's rules and dress code.
Coffee and Questions (parents)
Dropping your student off for a Shadow Day experience? Take advantage of our Coffee and Questions tour program that takes place at the beginning of most school days. See first hand, what makes Carmel Catholic such a special place for so many.
Tours take place at the start of the school day and last approximately an hour. Grab a cup of coffee and be our guest! Sign up as soon as possible. Space is limited! Click here to sign up for a tour.
If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Admissions at (847) 388-3320.
8th Grade Sports Night and Parent Program (8th grade students and parents)
On Friday evening, October 19th, 8th graders are invited to attend the varsity football game as Carmel Catholic takes on Notre Dame High School at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the game at 6:30 p.m., 8th graders are invited to our lounge/cafeteria for pizza and refreshments. Students who attend the pizza party will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the football game. Please fill out the permission form in order to attend.
Open House (students and parents)
On Sunday, November 4th, students in grades 6, 7 and 8 and their families are encouraged to attend our annual Open House, which will be held from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. At Open House, members of our current student body will be on hand to give guided tours of Carmel Catholic. Faculty, staff and school administrators also will be available throughout the course of the day to answer questions. Even if you have attended in the past, we encourage you to once again visit Carmel Catholic to see the latest improvements to our school community. Click here for more information.
8th Grade Dance and Parent Program (8th grade students)
Our annual 8th Grade Dance will be held on Friday evening, December 21, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the lounge/cafeteria. This event will be a great opportunity for you to meet future members of the Class of 2017. Click here for the permission form.
For parents – The Carmel Catholic High School Entrance Exam is right around the corner. Please attend the Parent Program that is offered this evening in order to get clarity on the admissions process and put to rest any questions about Carmel Catholic that you might have.
Entrance Exam (8th grade students and parents)
The Entrance Exam for 8th grade students will be offered at Carmel Catholic on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8 a.m. On the day of the test, please be sure to bring at least two #2 pencils, along with a check (or cash) in the amount of $25.00 payable to Carmel Catholic High School. Click here for more information.
Fine Arts (students and parents)
At Carmel Catholic, there are a number of performances during the school year sponsored by our Fine Arts Department including plays, musicals, choral, and band concerts that we invite you to attend. Click here for more information.
Street Scenes Student Night (7th-8th grade students)
On February 7, 2013, our annual production of Street Scenes will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at 9:30 p.m. The performance on February 7th is an exclusive “Student Night” showing. All students in grades 7 and 8 are encouraged to attend this program. We invite parents to come to Street Scenes at 6:30 p.m. on February 9th and 10th to see the magnificent work of the entire Carmel family. Street Scenes is not only a long-standing tradition at Carmel Catholic, but also one of the great social events held in Lake County. Click here for more information.