School Mission Statement
  • New Check-in Procedures

    As part of our larger district-wide focus on safety, CUSD is implementing the Raptor Visitor Management system at all of our school campuses. This system instantly screens all visitors, volunteers, and contractors against the sex offender registries in all 50 states. Starting January 6, 2020 all visitors to our schools will be required to check in at the front office with a picture ID. Please remember to bring your picture ID to your child's school each time you visit.

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    Here is the schedule for our Upcoming Finals Week:

    12/16 Regular 7 Period Day


    12/17 Period 1 FINAL       7:45-9:45 am

              Break                    9:45-10:10 am 

              Period 2 FINAL       10:10-12:10 pm


    12/18  Period 3 FINAL      7:45-9:45 am

               Break                  9:45-10:10 am 

               Period 4 FINAL     10:10-12:10 pm


    12/19  Office Hours          7:45-9:45 am

              Break                    9:45-10:10 am 

              Period 5 FINAL       10:10-12:10 pm


    12/20  Period 6 FINAL       7:45-9:45 am

               Break                   9:45-10:10 am 

               Period 7 FINAL      10:10-12:10 pm

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  • ALICE Training

     On Tuesday December 3rd, CHS will be conducting a school wide training on the ALICE program to address concerns regarding violent intruder incidents. While not an enjoyable conversation, we have felt it is essential to have all students be aware of what to do if someone came to our school to do harm. Students will be given a presentation in a special 4th period by teachers who have been trained to deliver this information. Our video production class has created a short video to outline the ALICE process. That video can be viewed here. and more info about ALICE can be heard here Our counseling staff will be available to students who demonstrate a sensitivity to this material but we feel it is essential for all students to be aware of choices they can make if this horrible event happened here. We will also review this material with parents at the next Padre Parent Meeting in December. We want to stress that CHS is engaged in our process and that it may be presented differently if you have children at some of our other schools. Each school will roll out the program in an age appropriate fashion. Please also refer to the district website and the superintendent’s special bulletin if you have additional questions. 

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  • Carmel Unified School District Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

     Carmel High School physical education and weight training teacher Craig Johnston has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

    Johnston was nominated by his colleague, Leigh Cambra, for patiently and lovingly inspiring his students. He is known throughout his school as “Coach J,” and he is beloved by students and staff alike. He is often a central motivating force in their lives. Many students who struggle with self-esteem have flourished in his class, and these experiences often impact them throughout their lives. Johnston is known as one of the kindest, most compassionate teachers on campus. He always makes time for his students and colleagues, no matter how busy he is, and he supports them in any way he can.


    “As a colleague, friend and a former parent of his students, Coach J has inspired me over the years to be the very best version of myself,” said Diana Govan. “He consistently radiates amazing, positive vibes for all of his students and co-workers. He embodies inclusivity and compassion for all!”


    Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • Padre Sports Fall Results 

    As we end the fall season we wanted to share all the great accomplishents of our Fall Athletes. This will be updated as more information comes in.  

    Girls Tennis

    Finished 5th in the PCAL Gabilan Division

    • Gabilan End of Season Individual tournament Qualifiers: Singles - Anastasia Zolotova & Kea Yengst.  Doubles teams - Kandace Kimes/Chelsea Olvera and Alyson Sullivan/Jordan Chiewpanich.
    • Sherille Tupino was nominated for the Gabilan Division Sportsmanship Award.


    Girls Golf

    Finished 2nd Place the PCAL Gabilan Division
    • Brenna Ozel, Elle Bohlman, Makenna Tarsitano, Sophie Southard, Shannon Smith and Ariana Smith qualified for the CCS Tournament

    Girls Volleyball

    18-14, 8-4 in League

    3rd Place in League

    CIF CCS Division 4 Semi Finalist

    • Emma Crabbe named Monterey Herald All-County Player of the Year
    • Emma Crabbe and Karoline Ruiz Named PCAL Gabilan Division First Team



    6-6 Overall, 3-4 in League

    CIF CCS Division 4 Semi Finalist


    Boys Water Polo

    16-11, 8-3 in League

    2nd Place in League

    CIF CCS Division 2 Runner Up (First Time in School History)

    • Drew Holland of Carmel was chosen as the PCAL Gabilan Division Offensive Player of the Year. 
    • Nate Miglaw and Zack Brady also made first team. 


    Girls Water Polo

    12-3, 11-1 in League

    PCAL Mission Division Champions

    CIFCCS Wid Card 

    • Erin Trotter was selected as the PCAL Mission Division Offensive Player of the Year
    • Sonya Buran made first team.  


    Cross Country

    Girls -- Team competed in the CIF CCS Division 4 Race finishing in 12th Place 

    • Sophia Davi (35th), Phoebe Varjian (60th), Marina Hobson (72nd), Gianna 

    Herrera (74th), Pearl Chavez (76th), Marie Mathews (89th)


    Boys -- 3 Runners qualified for CIF CCS Division 4 Race

    • Dylan Craig (58th), Aiden Tarantino (64th), Kieren Daste (72nd)


    Girls Field Hockey

    6-6-2, 6-1-1 in League

    PCAL Mission Division Co-Champs (First Time in Program History)

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  • Human Trafficking Prevention Resources

    As required by Ca. Ed. Code 49381, districts are required to provide to parents of students in grades 6-12 with information on human trafficking prevention resources. In consultation with the Monterey County Office of Education, we selected these resources to share with parents. 

    US State Dept.  - 15 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking - Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training

    National Human Trafficking Hotline

    En Español - National Human Trafficking Hotline

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  • Counseling Newsletter #3

    Click below to see our latest counseling department newsletter with links and resources for all grade levels.

    November Counseling Newsletter

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