Expedition Program

2021-22 Expedition Program

The 2021-22 Expedition program application is now closed. stay tuned for 2022-23 school year information.

This eight-session program provides a select group of Carmel residents an exclusive educational journey and in-depth understanding of the operations, programs, incredible educators and outstanding students of CCS. The program will run monthly, September 2021 through May 2022. Accommodations will be made to ensure proper COVID-19 safety measures are in place.

Throughout the year, participants are immersed in our school buildings and participate in extended dialogue and hands-on activities as we explore the following topics: 

  • Business & Finance
  • Curriculum
  • Extracurriculars
  • Food Services
  • Human Resources
  • Role of the School Board
  • Student Services: Mental Health;
    School Safety; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Participants also have fun meeting students and staff, dining on healthy school meals, and uncovering the culture of excellence here at CCS.

The Expedition Program is open to any Carmel resident interested in learning more about our school system. Attendence is appreciated for seven sessions. Final dates will be announced before the final selection process.

Days & Times of Sessions:

September 28, 2021 9:30am - 11:30am  Educational Services Center Light Refreshments
October 19, 2021 11:30am - 2pm Creekside Middle School Lunch
November 16, 2021 8am - 10am Clay Center Elementary Light Refreshments
December 14, 2021 11:30am - 2pm Woodbrook Elementary Lunch
January 25, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am Educational Services Center Light Refreshments
February 22, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am Clay Middle School Light Refreshments
March 22, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am Carmel High School Light Refreshments
April 26, 2022 11am - 1:30pm Carmel Elementary School Lunch


Former Expedition participants are permitted to attend select sessions. If interested, please email Emily Bauer.

If you have any additional questions about the Expedition Program, please contact us.

“Being part of the CCS Expedition group was a very enjoyable experience. Having the opportunity to learn about all of the aspects of the Carmel Clay School system from curriculum, to the safety of our children was very impressive. We can also be very proud of the talented students and staff that make up Carmel Clay Schools and their positive, energetic attitude of excellence. I found the experience very educational. This program has given me even greater confidence in what I feel is one of the best school systems in the country.”
Jack Beery
 Carmel Dad's Club

“The Expedition program was insightful in ways that I could not have imagined. From the remarkable methods of team teaching that we observed first hand in our elementary schools to the incredibly talented students, teachers and department leaders we interacted with at Carmel High School, every meeting was one filled with new experiences. Whether you have children the CCS system or are simply interested in learning what our schools do to prepare our young people for the future, Expedition is an eye opening and purposeful opportunity. I would recommend it highly.”
Greg Cooper
Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate

Expedition Participants & Alumni