Technology & Information Commons

Lake County's First 1:1 Program
Carmel Catholic is committed to providing our students with the technology resources that will both bolster their education here at Carmel as well as prepare them for the world beyond high school. One of the cornerstones of our use of technology is our 1:1 program. We are proud to have been at the forefront of innovative instructional technology beginning in the fall of 2012 when we issued each student a tablet to support his or her learning needs.
Today we continue our 1:1 program at Carmel to further your student’s education beyond the basics, using innovative applications and programs. Carmel students are required to purchase the approved Chromebook which our Technology staff will set up with a Google Administrative license, so they can take full advantage of Google Workspace, while being secure on Carmel’s network. The IT staff prepares these Chromebooks for distribution, and they remain on our network for the duration of a student's time at Carmel.
These devices, along with the computer labs throughout the building that offer experiences using different platforms and software, help support our teachers’ and students’ implementation of best practices inside and outside of the classroom. Our students have access to Mac labs with Adobe Creative Suite, a fully-equipped broadcast studio, large format printing capabilities, cutting-edge science computer resources and a myriad of other opportunities to grow as learners. 
studentsInformation Commons
The mission of the Information Commons is to support the information and academic needs of the Carmel Catholic learning community. In a growing digital world, the Information Commons subscribes to more than 30 databases which include scholarly journals, news print, audio and visual resources necessary for academic research.  In addition to this, we maintain a print collection of approximately 10,000 books, magazines and newspapers, and house hundreds of videos and audio books. The Information Commons has a video production studio in which students are encouraged to connect, collaborate and create. Our large seating area is divided into zones (quiet and not-so-quiet) and is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students to work or decompress as much as they need.  

Beyond supporting the information needs of the learning community, the Information Commons works with teachers to design projects that focus on research, collaboration and creative skills necessary for ethical, efficient and effective use of information and technology. Collectively known as Information Literacy skills, the Information Commons works diligently with teachers and administrators to ensure students leave Carmel Catholic with the skills and dispositions to be expert critical thinkers, problem solvers and formidable contributors to their future communities and to the world.