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The mission of Carlmont High School is to provide a supportive learning environment that allows all students to achieve success in academics and careers. A Carlmont education fosters a community of creative thinkers who are confident and collaborative in a rapidly changing society. Above all, we aspire to provide students with the skills they need to make positive contributions to their community and the world.



Our vision is to provide all students with a relevant education in a collaborative and supportive environment that inspires excellence in learning.

Critical Academic Needs (CANs)

  • Improve academic achievement for underperforming groups (esp. ELL, SPED, SED).
  • Use data analysis to guide conversations and inform decisions.
  • Improve preparation of students for postsecondary life (career and adult responsibilities).         
  • Improve overall student mental health.
  • Continue to implement and improve practices and policies.
  • Teach students to manage stress.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

All Carlmont students will . . .

  • Read and communicate proficiently.
  • Read proficiently to gather, analyze, and evaluate information.
  • Communicate effectively through written and oral language.
  • Use problem-solving skills.
  • Use scientific, mathematical, technological, creative thinking, and critical reasoning skills in problem solving.
  • Understand and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people.
  • Work effectively in groups of individuals with diverse backgrounds, languages, ideas, and learning styles.
  • Demonstrate individual responsibility and respectful behavior.
  • Act ethically, responsibly, and respectfully, practicing principles of wellness and self-discipline.
  • Explore a variety of courses and enrichment activities.
  • Enroll in courses that not only meet the graduation requirements, but also explore other opportunities.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities, such as athletics, clubs, community service, leadership, performing arts, work experience, etc.
The WASC self-study is a crucial part of Carlmont's accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The self-study document organizes and displays Carlmont's achievements, academic programs, school data, culture, and goals for future improvement.

WASC self study 2011-2012