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Sundevil Way Success Guide

A different kind of Student Handbook.  Learn about some expectations and suggestions for success in the classroom, in extra-curricular activities and in the community. Everything you need to know about having a successful four years at MC: course choices, specialized pathways, where to get help, how to become more involved and common learning tools in our classes.  This will be updated throughout the year on-line and all 9th graders received a hard copy on Day 1!
Click HERE for the Sundevil Way Success Guide

Important Information

ASB DISCOUNT CARDS available for purchase in the Finance Office

Online Lunch Payments has moved to We have a new name and a new look, but we're as committed as ever to providing you with an easy, convenient way to make school payments. Students who will be paying with cash or check will now drop off money at the Cafeteria. We no longer accept money at the front desk.


MyConnect is a new Learning Platform at Poway Unified. Check it out here. Look for MyConnect link on our website.

Before and after School Traffic Flow

Click HERE for a picture illustrating the flow of traffic before and after school.

Homework Club

Monday through Thursday our library is open until 4pm for general study and/or use of a computer.  We also have support for students needing some help.  On Monday and Thursday of each week there is a Math and Biology teacher available to assist.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is an English teacher available to assist.  Teachers are available from 2:45 to 3:15pm Monday through Thursday. 

Learning Support Sessions

The Sundevil Way Learning Support workshops take place T/Th of each week from 2:45 – 3:15, in the Library Reference Room,  with varying topics.  Topics can be found on the Google calendar on this web page.  September 1 focused on organization of the binder(s)/backpack.  September 3 focused on a note taking method called SQ5R.  They are used in all Science classes, but can be used anywhere.  If your child is lacking any note taking style, please have them come by.  An example and explanation of note taking can also be found the Sundevil Way Success Guide

Scholarship Opportunity

Elks National Foundation: 2016 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Eligibility: A Senior, U.S. Citizen, who needs financial assistance, an outstanding student who is at or near the top of their classes, active in school and the community, a leader, and need not be related to an Elks member.  
For full details and how to apply:, Under Our Programs, Click on Scholarship.  Our Elks Lodge is Poway Elks Lodge. Contact: Julie Clemmons, Scholarship Chair at 858-748-2543.  Click on you tube links to see some of recipients from last year.

Front Desk Policy

We will not accept items at the front desk to be delivered to or picked up by students, such as lunches, beverages, phones, money, birthday balloons/flowers/gifts, class projects, homework, clothing, pizza delivery, etc.  The volume and value of items left have become too great to manage and take liability for.  Thank you for your understanding.

Bell Schedules

For details on the different Bell Schedules click on "Bell Schedule" located at the top right corner of this page under "Quick Links".


See why it's great to be a Sundevil! This Lip Dub was filmed in May of 2012 in one continuous shot!

My Plan Help

Do you want to check your student's attendance or grade history? It's all here. My Plan
You can email a teacher, have access to and print grade history, view student's courses by period or view school information. It's all here at your finger tips. This is a great tool for both students and parents. Parent help link. You can also click here to view a 4 minute tutorial.

Get all the Sundevil News from the Sun!

For the latest school news visit View pictures, videos and of course, read the articles about student life here at MC!

Friday Bell Schedule

Mt. Carmel Bell Schedule is located on the right side of the MCHS website under Quick Links. There you will find the regular bell schedule and upcoming special bell schedules. Most FRIDAYS are late start days with 1st period beginning at 8:40am. The following dates are NOT late start Fridays and will run on the Monday/Tuesday regular schedule: December 18 and February 26.

Public Notice of Cell Towers

The following is a notice to parents regarding cell sites on campus. click here


The ASVAB is a test designed to help show civilian and military careers and college options that fit your personality and specific needs. 11th and 12th Graders can sign up to take the ASVAB in the Sun Center.
Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: 7:30am-10:30am
Location: MCHS, Room L-3
ASVAB Interpretation Session
Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
Time: 7:30am-8:45am
Location: MCHS Library Computer Lab

New Procedures for Student Parking

Beginning January 2016, students applying for a MCHS parking permit must attend a Start Smart driving class with their parent.  Please click here for more information on the Start Smart program and a list of class dates and locations.  Please click here for the new Student Parking Permit Registration Form.