Academic Planning for 2019-20

The Sundevil Way - our Tradition of Excellence since 1974!!

Course Selection for 2019-2020

English classes will visit the Sun Center in February and March to meet with their Counselor regarding course choices for next school year. Students will also participate in a Career Exploration activity!

Students, please bring your transcript and Course Request Worksheet with you!

Course Request Worksheets - CRWs for Sundevils Currently in Grades 9,10,11

Sundevil Career & Technical Ed (CTE) Course Options

We proudly offer several Career and Technical Education Pathways that articulate with Community Colleges, 4 year Colleges and direct entry occupations.


*Project Lead The Way (PTLW) courses are recognized as a respected academic programs (similar to Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate) by UC/CSU, and are ā€˜Gā€™ electives

Poway Virtual Campus (PVC)

PVC ONLINE HEALTH or Integrated Math 2b accepting applications April 1st.

Information and Application here

Is Online learning for you?

Are you able to:

  • Manage your time?
  • Keep focus on the course objectives and assignments?
  • Take responsibility for accomplishing tasks?
  • Meet unexpected problems or challenges?

check out the PVC page

Taking Courses Outside of PUSD

Permission form

ALWAYS SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FIRST! Some classes will not meet graduation requirements, nor earn you credits

Customize Your Learning Experience

Mt. Carmel High School, the pride of Penasquitos for 40 years, showcases the district's first successful trimester system, a student body rich with diverse populations, and an open access policy to over 21 (AP) Advanced Placement, and honors courses.

Our generous trimester system allows students to accelerate through math, science and world language courses, and explore our CTE (Career & Technical Education) curriculum. Space permitting, Sundevils can also repeat a course in the same calendar year for a better grade, and make room for unique opportunities such as Internships.

Mt. Carmel offers a one of kind Fire Science program, a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum in Engineering and Computer Science, and a Sports Medicine pathway.

Below, be sure to check out our wide array of opportunities, as well as our nationally recognized, and award winning Performing Arts programs; Mt. Carmel Marching Band, Jazz Band, Choir, and Drama.

In addition to the resources outlined here, our Sundevil Way Guide will help you develop a 4 year plan that is meaningful and relevant to you. #itsthesundevilway