The Carmel Catholic High School Student Services department empowers every student within our community to become a faith-filled servant leader who is their own advocate through our rich resources intended to enhance their academic, social/emotional and college and career aspirations. The Student Services team is dedicated to providing individualized support through a student-centered framework of comprehensive services which promotes the faith, values, learning, health, dignity and diversity of every Carmel student.
The School Counseling Department at Carmel Catholic High School is dedicated to developing a supportive program that promotes student achievement within the Carmel community. Our School Counseling Department is driven by student data and based on standards in academic, career, and personal/social development to promote and enhance the learning process for our students. Carmel’s School Counseling program is a collaborative effort between the student, school counselor, parents, and other educators to create an environment that promotes student success. School counselors focus their skills, time, and energy on direct and indirect services to their students by identifying individual student goals aligned with Carmel’s mission and spiritual growth. School counselors help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for future plans involving college graduation and career readiness.
College and Career Counseling
The College and Career Resource Center assists students and parents in the college planning and selection process. The center is committed to helping Carmel Catholic students prepare to further their education. Services provided include: access to online information, catalogs and brochures from colleges and universities, evening meetings for parents and students throughout the year, direction regarding college choices, application procedures and financial aid information, group instruction related to admission procedures, individual assistance with college applications, essays, letters of recommendation, scholarships, and financial aid.
The school psychologist at Carmel Catholic High School is a uniquely qualified member of our school team that supports students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. Our psychologist has expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help our students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. The Carmel school psychologist coordinates our assessment and data collection/analysis, as well as facilitates our process for evaluation, problem-solving, and student interventions. Additionally, our psychologist provides direct support to our students through individual and group counseling as well as crisis intervention.
The Drop-In Center is a designated and confidential location for students to drop by if they are in need of social/emotional support throughout the day. The Drop-In Center provides a safe, calm, and supportive environment for students to talk with a staff member on our student services team. There is always someone available if a student needs to talk, vent, or have a quiet place. The Drop-In Center provides walk-in counseling and crisis intervention.
Serna Learning Resource Center
The Carlos J. Serna Learning Resource Center was established in 2009 to support the students of Carmel Catholic High School with disabilities that affect educational performance. An active formalized plan includes an Individual Services Plan (ISP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan. Supportive services may include classroom and/or testing accommodations within the general education setting. Additionally, students who need a more supportive environment may take the Learning Resource Seminar class. Within this class, individualized goals are identified and progress is monitored regularly while being provided specialized instruction within a resource setting and given accommodations within the general education setting. Goals target the student’s specific skills deficits of academic functioning in the areas of reading, math, and writing and/or functional performance.
The Carmel Catholic High School nurse advances the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement and overall health of our students. The role of the school nurse has evolved, as her responsibilities often go beyond just ensuring that basic health services are available to our students during the school day. The mission of the school nurse is multi-faceted and includes providing preventive services, identifying problems in the earliest stages and overseeing interventions and referrals as a way to foster health and ensure educational success. Beyond promoting health and safety for students within the school facility during the school day, our school nurse also encourages students to maintain healthy habits and behaviors when they are not in school.