The Student Services department offers a framework of comprehensive, student-centered services that enhance students' academic, social-emotional, and college and career aspirations.
At Carmel Catholic High School, students are known, valued and supported. The Student Services team is dedicated to providing individualized support which promotes the faith, values, learning, health, dignity and diversity of every Carmel student.
The curriculum in Advisory covers a range of topics – academics, wellness, faith/mission, executive functioning, finances, college planning, and more. Many of these topics are outside the realm of traditional, core curriculum.
This curriculum is also dynamic, adapting to the needs of our students in real-time. Students answer basic questions each morning about how they’re feeling, called the Pulse Check. This data helps us determine how our students are doing at any given time and informs the adaptive curriculum in Advisory.
College and Career Resource Center
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.
Recognizing Educational And College Hopes (REACH) Center
During the 2020-21 school year, Carmel Catholic launched a comprehensive learning center called REACH (Recognizing Educational And College Hopes) modeled after college and university learning centers. REACH is available to all students who demonstrate academic need, including those who have suffered a concussion, returned after a long-term absence, or are struggling learners.
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.
Student Wellness Center
The School Counseling Department 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.
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 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.
The Multicultural Center educates on diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students while providing an area for students to congregate, socialize, learn, and exist in an environment that values who they are.