The mission of the Student Services Department is to promote learning for all students regardless of individual differences through a culture of collaboration with all stakeholders. We are committed to providing our students with the guidance and support they need in order to achieve their goals. We have an excellent group of professionals whose areas of expertise in psychology, school counseling, resource teaching and nursing help bring a comprehensive array of services to our Carmel Catholic Community.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC), located in the upper level of the Information Commons (IC), promotes student success by assisting students in specific course material, integrating study and learning strategies to promote independent learning. This support can include one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions in specific subject areas, acquiring knowledge of study skills and strategies, and assisting students in improving their own learning and study skills. Both peer tutoring and adult tutoring are available. ARC is open on Mondays and Wednesdays. Appointments may be made with Mr. Clark or drop in for assistance during lunch waves.
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 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.
The school psychologist at Carmel Catholic 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. The Drop-In Center is located in the 400 hallway outside of the counseling offices and is open during regular school hours. Please note: students will only be excused from class for individual or crisis counseling.