Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School is dedicated to the education and formation of the total person in the image of Jesus Christ.

 

Educational Philosophy

At Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, we seek to provide opportunities for all students to be successful in their educational endeavors. In addition to the Cum Laude program, there are several optional tracks for students and their parents to consider. While we are committed to preparing academically gifted students to attend the most prestigious national universities, we also are equally committed to effectively serving our diverse student population with cur­ricula that are realistic for all levels of learners.

 

College Preparatory Classes

Most students select a course of studies that can be tailored to their individual strengths and weaknesses. All core courses and electives are offered as non-accelerated classes. Additionally, all core courses are offered as honors classes, in which the instructional material is covered at a more challenging pace. Students and their parents are free to choose the difficulty of each class that best fits the student’s individual areas of strength. For example, if a student is particularly gifted in math, he or she might decide to take honors classes in Math while taking non-accel­erated classes in the other curricular areas. As with other academic tracks, there are numerous opportunities to take elective courses in addition to the required ones.

 

General Studies

A general studies curriculum is offered for students with academic struggles. Included in this curriculum is a Learning Strategies class. In this class, the student/teacher ratio is purposely kept low. This class helps the students to develop study skills, and involves the teacher in closely monitoring and guiding the students to succeed in other classes. An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) may be developed for students according to documented needs. This plan is developed through consultation among the students, their parents, and appropriate school professionals. The ILP’s serve as blueprints for teachers to accommodate the students’ individual needs.