A College-Preparatory Curriculum Tailored for Every Student
Encouraging inquiry and discovery, Carmel Catholic provides the academic rigor, artistic exploration and spiritual enrichment to prepare students for college and beyond. Our innovative programming guides and supports individual pursuits, challenging students to embrace all they can become.
We offer courses in five levels to meet the learning needs of our students.
Dual Credit: Learn once, earn twice
Dual Credit (DC) courses are for the highest achieving students based on standardized tests and coursework; these are actual college courses for which the student earns both Carmel and college credit. Extra fees may be required by the partnering institution; these are separate from CCHS tuition and fees.
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. Courses are generally offered to juniors and seniors who meet GPA and other readiness indicators required by the college.
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. Credit hour costs are assessed directly by the partnering institution, not by CCHS.
Carmel offers these Dual Credit courses for the 2021-22 school year:
Spanish: Latin American History & Culture**
Spanish Film & Language
Human Ecological Footprint**
Introduction to Engineering
Principles of Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Engineering Design and Development
Rotating courses, available 22-23:
**New courses for 21-22
For additional information about Carmel’s Dual Credit courses, please consult the 2021-22 Course Guide, speak with a current Dual Credit teacher, or talk to a counselor.
Honor College Prep
Upper College Prep