Alumni Hall of Fame

Carmel High School proudly announces the induction of two distinguished former Greyhounds, Dr. Brian Gray and Mr. Bruce Wolf, into its Alumni Hall of Fame.

Solar Eclipse Parking

Carmel, IN is in the direct path of the Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. The city is expecting thousands of visitors throughout the weekend. With schools closed, we are offering reserved parking at participating buildings with all proceeds benefiting our local PTOs.

Ellie Fuller

Our newest teacher, Ellie Fuller, didn’t need a tour or a complete staff introduction on her first day at Clay Middle School.


Culinary Arts, part of the CHS Polytechnic Department, offers students an exciting avenue to explore their passion for cooking and develop invaluable life skills.

Skills for Success Activity

Skills for Success are the identified tools and developmental tasks required for continued advancement in academics and in life.

Carmel City Coucil

Carmel City Council announced its full support of the Carmel Clay Schools' upcoming Operating Referendum, demonstrating a united commitment to maintaining and enhancing the outstanding educational system that has helped establish Carmel as a premier destination city.

Welcome Week

Our team would like to invite all students and parents to participate in welcome week! These events are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get to know the building, learn more about what it’s like to be a Greyhound, and how we work together to help students succeed.

Ilearn cover

The Indiana Department of Education has released the Spring 2023 ILEARN test results, and Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to announce its exceptional performance.

NASRO Winners

Carmel Clay Schools and the Carmel Police Department are proud to announce that they have been recognized as safety leaders at the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Conference, held in Indianapolis

Clare Ehnes

Through the CHS Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program, Clare Ehnes is able to grow her experience and apply her skills in the real world as a marketing intern with the City of Carmel. 

Brooke Lawson

Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to announce Brooke Lawson as the new Director of Mental Health. Mrs. Lawson will oversee all services and programs provided by the district to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of students and staff. 


Through a now-viral TikTok, millions of people have been wowed by the tremendous facilities available at Carmel High School. What may have gone unnoticed or under-appreciated, however, is the success and purpose of the video's creator, Carmel DECA.

Digital Safety

We use the phrase digital safety at Carmel Clay Schools when we're talking about all of the ways we work to keep students, staff, and our community safe in the digital world.

International Baccalaureate
Diploma Coordinator (and CCS Teacher of the Year) Katie Overbeck presented the School Board with an overview of the International Baccalaureate program and its current status at Carmel High School. Students may take an IB course 'a la carte' similar to AP or Dual-Credit, or pursue a full IB Diploma. 

A new publicly available tool for creating AI-generated text was recently released and will have widespread implications for society, including education. Parents of school-age children must be aware of these new tools and capabilities.

Community Connections

Through the Community Connections Series, we want to engage with residents who are looking to learn more about Carmel Clay Schools, whether you have students in the district or not. 

Presidential Scholars Program Logo

Carmel High School is proud to announce that 23 seniors have been selected as candidates for the United Staes Presidential Scholars Program. This is more than twice the number of candidates from the previous year!

Instructional Rounds

Professional development grows skills, resources, and confidence for classroom teaching. Carmel Clay Schools is committed to professional development for our educators to best serve the students of our district. 

Polytechnic Image

Beginning the 2023-2024 school year, several departments emphasizing hands-on learning and experiential education will now be within Polytechnic's programming framework.

Chris Kreke Award

Congratulations to Carmel High School Bands Director Chris Kreke, who was selected to join Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters' Fraternity Gamma Chapter.

Strategic Plan

The goal of our Strategic Plan is to provide the community with a blueprint to ensure all students are prepared for a successful future in this ever-changing world.

Fact or Fiction

Changes in year-to-year enrollment over the next 10 years will primarily be due to smaller cohorts entering and moving through the school system in conjunction with larger cohorts leaving the system.   

Fact or Fiction

Carmel Clay Schools is an A-rated, high-performing school district that is consistently ranked in the top three school systems in the state.

World Language Program Evaluation

As part of the curriculum adoption cycle, the secondary World Language program evaluation and recommendations are now available to review. 

Animal Playhouse Post

For years, the annual playhouse decorating and auction have been a favorite homecoming tradition. This year, however, there was a fun and educational twist. 


Carmel High School started a local chapter of the Computer Science Honor Society three years ago and has seen enrollment grow yearly to more than 75 students this year!

Tiny House

The Carmel High School Engineering & Technology department offers a hands-on approach to career-specific exploration while providing students authentic, real-world experiences.


A data privacy agreement is a legally binding contract between a data controller and a data processor, which defines how data will be used. In this case, the data controller is Carmel Clay Schools, while the data processor is any third-party vendor with whom data are shared. 


Carmel Clay Schools is proud to announce CHS Associate Principal Karen McDaniel was named to the National Association of School Resource Officer (NASRO) Governing Board.


TLE stands for Trusted Learning Environment and is the principal data privacy framework developed for K-12 education systems in the country.

Multidisciplinary Groups

Teachers, instructional assistants, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists work together to provide holistic and creative opportunities to best serve the students in our Life Skills and Functional Academic Program. 

The Why for Technology Integration

Technology expands our paradigm of what is meant by student-centered learning. It challenges us to consider the ways teaching and learning are transformed in a digital learning landscape. 


Our safety plan includes limited building access, a strong relationship with the Carmel Police Department, and each member of the CCS community. 

Curriculum Mapping Thumbnail

Learn more about Curriculum Mapping and take a look at the process as CCS staff plans for middle school Social Studies.  

Vocational Training Programs

CCS offers a variety of vocational training options for students earning a certificate of completion. Whether in the classroom, school environment, or in the community, each opportunity allows students to gain experience and learn employability skills.

Truth Be Told Image

You may have heard of Snap Chat or TikTok but what about Omegle? Or KiK? Internet apps and trends shift quickly and that means parents need to keep up! Carmel Clay Schools is lucky to have the best team of School Resource Officers who love to educate the public in a fun and helpful manner. 

Katie Overbeck

Carmel High School English teacher, Katie Overbeck, was announced as the 2022 Stephen A. Backer Teacher of the Year for Carmel Clay Schools at the CCS Teacher of the Year Banquet held on May 5th. 

Cognitive Coaching

Select CCS administration, instructional coaches, social workers, counselors, and psychologists recently completed an eight-day Cognitive Coaching Seminar. 

Who Are We Image

The “Who Are We” professional development series was born from a desire to understand diversity at CHS at its core. Carmel High School is made up of thousands of unique individuals whose identities enrich our community every day.

CHS Top Finishers at 2022 Indiana DECA Conference

The following students placed in the top 4 in their individual events at the 2022 Indiana State DECA State Development Conference and qualified for the 2022 Atlanta International Career Development Conference. 

Greyhound Kick-Off Mentors (GKOM) is a group of approximately 320 junior and senior students who serve as mentors to our incoming freshman class. This group leads our orientation, “Greyhound Kick-Off.”
Safety Specialists

Our safety specialists meet monthly to discuss building-level and district concerns, share lessons and best practices, review safety incidents, and plan upcoming drills. 


The 2022 Legislative Session is underway and Carmel Clay Schools is proud to provide support and real-world insight to be a productive resource for our legislators. 

Presidential Scholars Program Logo

The United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes distinguished graduating high school seniors. All graduating students are eligible and only 5,000 students nationwide are selected as final candidates

Dr. Tom Harmas Retiring

Following 19 years working with Carmel Clay Schools and nearly 40 years as an educator, Principal Dr. Tom Harmas is retiring effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 

Classified Staff Report

Dr. Tom Oestreich, Assistant Superintendent of Staff and Student Services, presented to the CCS School Board an update on Classified Staffing. 

Safety Message Image

Over the past week, Carmel Clay Schools has started receiving an increased number of StopIt reports concerning social media posts. Please review the following details surrounding a recent incident to help our families and community understand the process. 

Introducing Fundations

Carmel Clay Schools is happy to announce the usage of Fundations in all of our elementary schools, grades K-3. Fundations is based on a body of educational research often referred to as the Science of Reading.

AVID Graphic

AVID is a college and career preparatory program that teaches students the soft skills and confidence needed to reach the highest expectations. 

Understanding State Test Results

With recent media coverage and questions about state testing, it’s important for our community to understand the changes in standardized testing and how to properly interpret the data. Test scores are one component to measuring a district’s success.

Important Announcement

9/30/21 - Due to the disruptive behavior of adults at this week’s regular meeting of the Carmel Clay Board of School Trustees, and after consultation and review by counsel, CCS Board meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

CHS National Merit Semifinalists

Carmel Clay Schools is proud to recognize the 56 students named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented CHS seniors are now eligible to compete for nearly $30 million in scholarships offered next spring.

College Board Graphic

Congrats to the 2021 CollegeBoard’s National Recognition Program awardees! We’re so proud of your academic achievements and the work you put in to get ready for college.

Pam Knowles Announcement

Following 44 years working with Carmel Clay Schools, board member Mrs. Pamela Knowles is retiring effective September 13, 2021. Mrs. Knowles has been a valued member of the CCS family and a true asset to the district.  

Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners from Carmel High Schools. We recognized these impressive students and their achievements at the June 28th school board meeting. 

Years of Service Recognition

Thank you to these dedicated and hard-working CCS employees. Recognized at 5-year markers, we congratulate these amazing employees for their years of service!

Retirees with CCS Logo

Thank you to all the dedicated and loyal Carmel Clay School employees retiring this year. We appreciate all of your hard work and wish you the best in retirement!

Image of Zoe Edwards CCS Logo

Carmel High School senior, Zoe Edwards, was named as part of the 57th class of the U.S. Presidential Scholars. Edwards is one of 161 students from across the country to earn the distinction.

Deca World Awards

Carmel Clay Schools is proud to congratulate the following Carmel High School DECA members as they were awarded WORLD AWARDS last night at the 2021 International Career Development Conference. 

State Mock Trial Champions

Congratulations to the Firecracker Club from CHS who took the top spot at the Mock Trial State Championships!