Because of its outstanding academic, athletic and extracurricular programs, Carmel High School is known not only as one of the best high schools in Indiana, but as one of the finest such institutions in the nation.

  • State Science Bowl Champions
  • US National Chemistry Olympiad Team Member
  • US National Physics Olympiad Team Member
  • Siemens Competition - Math, Science, and Technology National Semi-finalists
  • US Presidential Scholar
  • AP State Scholar
  • AP Capstone Research - Four Students with Perfect Scores
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation Finalists
  • Mr. Indiana Science
  • Miss Indiana Science
  • Bands of America Grand National Champions
  • Indiana Thespian State Conference 1st Place for The Amish Project
  • Ambassadors and Accents Choirs Grand Champions in the Chicagoland Showcase
  • ISSMA Orchestra State Champions
  • The CHS newsmagazine, the HiLite, and it corresponding website, HiLite Online (www., have consistently won numerous prestigious state and national awards from organizations like the IHSPA (Hoosier Star), NSPA (Pacemaker and Best of Show), Quill & Scroll (George H. Gallup Award) and CSPA (Crown Award).  These awards place the HiLite among the best student news organizations in the country.
  • 145 Indiana State Sports Championships