Carmel Catholic provides a college preparatory curriculum in which students receive a well-rounded education in the areas of business and technology; engineering; English; fine and performing arts; mathematics; media; physical education and health; religious studies; science; social studies; and world languages. Carmel Catholic is recognized and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, the National Catholic Education Association and AdvancEd.
Each aspect of Carmel Catholic High School’s academic program is geared to stimulate excellence in the pursuit of learning for all students. We strive to instill principles of hard work, self-discipline and academic excellence.
Our level placement process aims to help students progress, learn and succeed. Students typically move up to higher course levels throughout their four years of study.
We offer courses in five different levels to meet the learning needs of each student.
Upper College Prep
Honor College Prep
Dual Credit: Learn once, earn twice
Carmel Catholic’s Dual Credit program allows hard-working, high achieving, responsible students the opportunity to earn college credit while completing Carmel graduation requirements. Credits earned may be transferable to four-year colleges or universities. Recent Illinois legislation now mandates acceptance of dual credit by Illinois public universities.
The goal of these courses is to provide rigor that will prepare students for the college experience. Dual Credit courses are taught by qualified Carmel instructors who employ approved curricula from our partner colleges and universities, and are generally offered to juniors and seniors who meet GPA requirements.
Dual Credit courses are weighted on a 5.0 scale, the same as AP courses.
Some Dual Credit courses require an additional expense beyond Carmel tuition. For example, courses through Loyola University incur a cost of $65 per credit hour. Dual Credit courses through the College of Lake County are free.
Carmel proposes the following Dual Credit courses for the 2020-21 school year:
English Composition 1 & 2
Women in Literature
Spanish 1 & 2
Introduction to Engineering
Principles of Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Engineering Design and Development
Courses pending approval:
Calculus III, Robotics, Western Civilization, Spanish 3, Computer Science