Live Graduation Ceremony Link 
Live YouTube link to the MCHS Graduation Ceremony - Friday, June 9th at 6pm (PST)

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UPDATED: June 1, 2023
Senior Year Checklist 

College and Career Information - Visit the Counseling Scoop and the Counseling website page for College and Career Info, College Workshops, Scholarships, College Rep. Visits, and Resources

2022-2023 Graduation Information

          Graduation Date: Friday, June 9, 2023            
Graduation Time: 5:45pm in the MCHS Stadium

MCHS 2022-2023 Yearbook

Yearbooks are currently $80 and can be purchased online (plus vendor fee) or in the finance office.  For information and to order the 2022-2023 MCHS Yearbook, click HERE! 

Senior Dedication Ads - The deadline for purchasing a Senior Dedication Ad in the 2022-2023 yearbook was Friday, February 10, 2023.  

PTSA Senior InformationSenior Yard Signs, PTSA Scholarships, and PTSA Grad Night Information


Graduation Gear by Jostens

Cap & Gown packages
There are several Cap & Gown packages to choose from through Jostens. The basic Cap & Gown package includes your choice of tassel as well as the school medallion.  Families can arrange to borrow caps & gowns, through Jostens, at no cost or use sets from previous Mt. Carmel commencement ceremonies provided by an older sibling or friend. Please note that borrowed cap & gown does NOT include the tassel. You may purchase the tassel separately through Jostens.  Jostens online ordering ends in mid-April 2023, but we recommend ordering early as their pricing does change as the year progresses. 

Borrowing a Cap & Gown from Jostens (FREE)

If you need to borrow a cap/gown/tassel set from Jostens for the MCHS commencement ceremony, email Mark Boyer at  Please include your full name, school, height, weight, and gender.  He will assist you further.  The deadline to put in a borrow request with Jostens is April 2023.

Jostens Cap & Gown unit purchasing direct link - Class of 2023

Use the link HERE to purchase the Jostens Cap & Gown unit.  This unit includes the tassel in school colors with the graduation year as well as the school medallion that grads can turn into a keychain afterwards.

How does my student receive the cap & gown set?

All cap & gown units from Jostens are delivered to MCHS in June by the local Jostens reps, and the school staff distributes them to students as part of Senior Activities Week in June during the school day.  The cap & gown units comes as a package with all four items and the student's name on the package since the gowns are set to match student height and weight needs.

Graduation Announcements, Jewelry, and Apparel

Jostens also offers a variety of items to commemorate the Senior year, and inform friends and family of your graduation date and time.  Please order your announcements by December 31, 2022, to ensure a timely delivery.

Additional Jostens Ordering Options - FLYER

In addition to online ordering, Jostens provides ordering packets available for pick up in the Mt. Carmel Campus Safety Office.  In addition, Jostens' staff will be on campus on a few dates during the school year to collect paper order forms during student lunch.  Mt. Carmel will announce these dates in the emailed ‘Sundevil Scoop’ school communications.
Jostens Poway Showroom
12455 Poway Rd., Suite E
Poway, CA 92064

MCHS PTSA Hosted Grad Night

For Grad Night information, please click HERE.

Information for Parents of Seniors who are turning 18 before June 9, 2023

When your student attains adult status at the age of 18 on his/her birthday, he/she is granted by law the right to sign all legal documents related to his/her education and to represent himself/herself in all educational matters. This includes school disciplinary matters, and participating in any serious legal processes such as IEPs or expulsions from school and excusing the student’s absences from school for the five allowable reasons to miss.
This also means that your student will be the sole person in your household receiving phone and email information from the school and school district as the adult contact. Important informational school communications will no longer go directly to parents/guardians.  If you and your 18-year-old would like to waive the 18 year-old rights and assign the parent/guardian decision-making authority, the waiver for doing so is listed on our 18-year-old rights page for printing and signature.  This signed waiver form should be turned in to the MCHS Administration building to either Nancy Hall, in the Front Office, or Mayra Lizarraga, in the Attendance Office.
Please read more detailed information about 18-year-old rights, rules and procedures and the waiver on our webpage:

Senior Yearbook Portraits

The official Senior Portrait photography studio for the MCHS yearbook is Keane Photography.  If you have not already done so, please schedule your Senior yearbook portrait session now.  You must have your portrait taken by December 1, 2022, to be included in the 2022-2023 yearbook. 
Session costs range from $39-$59 depending on the number of pose options chosen.  After your photo session, you will review the pictures and then let Keane know your picture choice for the yearbook.  Keane will then send us the chosen pose to put in the yearbook.  You do not have to purchase a portrait package to have your Senior session or to have your portrait in the yearbook.

Keane Studios will offer a no-cost, on-campus session on Thursday, October 27, 2022, during the school day for any Senior who does not want to do a sitting at Keane Studios.  This will be a traditional headshot with no choice of pose.

Submissions of photos from other photographers or studios will not be accepted and will not appear in the MCHS 2022-2023 yearbook.
For more information, a full price guide, clothing suggestions, or to book your session, 
contact Keane Studios directly at (858)259-1900 or visit  If you elected to receive direct communication from MCHS vendors, you will have already received information regarding Keane's process.  
Keane Studios
Rancho Bernardo Courtyard
16935 W. Bernardo Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92127 

Mt. Carmel Counseling Office Resources for Senior

Mt. Carmel Counselors have developed a College Search resource page that has tips and resources for how to make a plan for education after high school. This tool is specifically for Juniors to do the research and planning to assist with big decisions that start in September of the Senior year.
MCHS Skilled Trades Resource Guide     
MCHS Military Resource Guide
MCHS Community College Resource Guide

Examples of questions this page will help students answer:
1) How do I decide which post-high school education is best for me?
2) What is important to me in a college/university/vocational school/community college experience?
3) How do I choose a major/career area? How do I start my college/school research? 


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