Mission Statement

Mt. Carmel believes students have succeeded when they have developed an array of choices for their path after graduation. Mt. Carmel's responsibility to the community is to provide the core experiences for students which build passion and conviction, as well as qualify and prepare students for success on their chosen path. Core experiences for students include:
  1. Contributions to, and participation in a safe and supportive school culture
  2. Excelling in rigorous courses
  3. Positively engaged in extra-curricular activities
  4. Proudly providing service to our community

Success in the core experiences requires a partnership between educators, students and families; the fulfillment of this mission is the Sundevil Way

Crafting the Student Experience

We are committed to ensuring that each student reaches his or her potential to master the knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes essential for success in school and society. We are dedicated to involving parents in encouraging students to fulfill their responsibilities in the learning process.

Staff, students, parents and the community have input regarding the goals, policies and implementation of the academic program.

Our expectations, communications, programs, celebrations and support create a culture of achievement. 

We are implementing research-based teaching and learning strategies that actively engage students and make them aware of the process of learning.

Our outcomes are limited only by the ability of our adults to build, refine and utilize a repertoire of effective learning strategies and the analysis of data. Data informs our policy and practice which helps us see what is not always apparent.

We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe, orderly and attractive environment, which promotes productivity and stimulates learning for the students and staff of Mt. Carmel High School.

It is the goal of the Poway Unified School District that this website is accessible to all users. You can view our accessibility statement here.  Please contact our Web Administrator for any accessibility issues at webmaster@powayusd.com.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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