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  1. 8th Grade Parent Night Welcome to Mt. Carmel High School “Home of the SUNDEVILS”

  2. Why Co-curricular Activities? Involved Students: • Learn goal setting, teamwork, organization, communication, problem solving, and decision making • Earn higher grade point averages (GPA) • Have higher college entrance rates

  3. Fall CIF Sports Winter CIF Sports Spring CIF Sports CIF Sports at Mt. Carmel Baseball Boys Golf Gymnastics B&G Lacrosse Softball B&G Swim and Dive Boys Tennis B&G Track and Field Boys Volleyball B&G Cross Country Field Hockey Football Girls Golf Girls Tennis Girls Volleyball Boys Water Polo B&G Basketball B&G Soccer Girls Water Polo Wrestling

  4. Other Co-curricular Activities Mt. Carmel has over 50 clubs on campus. There is something for everyone, but students can also start their own club with an adult advisor! Strong programs include band, orchestra, tall flags, drama, choir, and dance. Please try to attend one of the Spring performances for these groups to see for yourself! Clubs Performing Arts

  5. Semester Semester MCHS Trimester MCHS Trimester MCHS Trimester 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4 Mt. Carmel’s Trimester How is it different than other Poway Unified schools?

  6. Mt. Carmel’s Trimester Facts about Trimesters 3 trimesters in one school year 5 credits per class Total of 75 credits per year 5 classes each trimester Each class is 70 minutes and meets every day

  7. PE Freshmen PE Marching PE Athletic PE Math Intro to HS Algebra Algebra 1-2 Honors Geometry H. Algebra 3-4 Mt. Carmel’s Trimester Required 9th grade subjects Class placement based on 8th grade teacher recommendations, test scores, and grades English High School English Honors HSE Electives Science Biology Chemistry

  8. Mt. Carmel’s Trimester Elective Options for 9th Graders Visit www.powayusd.com/pusdmchs/ for course descriptions World Language Band Journalism Health Drama Choir Geography Power Mechanics Clothing Fiber Arts AVID Wood Tech Art Computers Life Management Skills

  9. High School English 1 High School English 2 Journalism Algebra 3 Algebra 2 Algebra 1 PE PE PE Biology 2 Biology 1 Drama Filipino 2 Filipino 1 Health Mt. Carmel’s Trimester Sample Schedule for 9th Grade Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5

  10. UC/CSU “A-G” Subjectsas Graduation Requirements

  11. AP Program • 18 AP classes (Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, European History, French, German, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, Government, and U.S. History) • AP classes will be run over 3 trimesters • 2 trimesters will receive AP credit and have a weighted grade • 71% of the over 1000 AP exams taken in 2008 at Mt. Carmel received scores of 3 or higher

  12. Ways to Get More Information • Visit Mt. Carmel Website often at www.powayusd.com/pusdmchs/ • Read our PTSA newsletter, The Messenger *on our website* • Read our award winning student newspaper, The MC Sun *on our website* • Email any questions you have to mchsinfo@gmail.com

  13. Important Dates at MCHS • March 16 & 17 from 2-4 p.m. Q&A with counselors and admin in the Sun Center • March 24 at 7 p.m. AP parent night for current MCHS students in the PAC (future SUNDEVILS welcome) • April 21 at 6:30 p.m. 8th Grade Parent Athletic Night in the gym