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SENIOR Class Information



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Reference this page often throughout the year for information regarding Senior activities and events
*Senior Portraits *Senior Faire *Cap & Gown *Yearbook *College Visits & Events
Senior Yearbook Portraits 2024-2025
The official Senior Portrait photography studio for the MCHS yearbook is Keane Studios Photography.  PUSD is under contract with Keane for all of the high school Senior portraits at all high schools. Please schedule your Senior yearbook portrait session beginning June 1, 2024. Seniors must have portraits taken by December 1, 2024, to be included in the 2024-2025 MC Horizon yearbook.  Keane Studios will be on on campus in the fall for a free make-up day.  This free session takes a traditional picture for the yearbook and does not allow for picture setting options, outfit changes, or background selections.  Please note - Submissions of photos from other photographers or studios will not be accepted and will not appear in the MCHS Horizon yearbook.
Session costs range depending on the number of pose options chosen.  After your photo session, you will review the pictures and then let Keane know your picture choice for the yearbook.  Keane will send the MCHS Yearbook staff the chosen pose to put in the yearbook.  Purchasing a picture package is another cost after the session fee. See the Keane website for Senior Portrait picture package price ranges.
Free Sitting
Seniors will have a chance to get their senior picture taken free of charge for the yearbook during the Keane Studio on-campus session in the fall. Keane Studios offers a one-time, no-cost, on-campus session in the fall, during the school day for any Senior who does not want to do a Keane Studios in-studio session or purchase photo packages. There is no other free sitting option before the December yearbook photo deadline, so please check back often for the one day free on-campus Keane Studio session. Yearbook staff sends notices and passes to Seniors who have not yet completed their portraits through Keane Studios.  The free session last approximately 2 minutes and students return to class. The free session is a traditional headshot shoulders up with no choice of pose like the examples on this page. 
Contact Yearbook Advisor Robin Falcone [email protected] if you have questions.
How to Make an Appointment
For more information, a full price guide, clothing suggestions, or to book your session, 
contact Keane Studios directly at (858)259-1900 or visit If you elected to receive direct communication from MCHS vendors, you received information directly from Keane Studios in May 2024.

Keane Studios
Rancho Bernardo Courtyard
16935 W. Bernardo Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92127 

Mt. Carmel Counseling Office Resources for Seniors

Counseling Home Page provides important information regarding academic planning, course requests, college and career planning, and all counseling needs.  Please visit the Counseling Home Page.
Mt. Carmel Counselors have developed a College Search resource page that has tips and resources for how to make a plan for education after high school. This tool is specifically for Juniors to do the research and planning to assist with big decisions that start in September of the Senior year.
Examples of questions this page will help students answer:
1) How do I decide which post-high school education is best for me?
2) What is important to me in a college/university/vocational school/community college experience?
3) How do I choose a major/career area? How do I start my college/school research? 

Senior Faire Information 2024-2025 (Coming Soon)


Information from the Sept. 19, 2023 Senior Faire

  • Presentation for 1st-time parents of Seniors at 6pm from MCHS Counseling & Administration
  • One-stop Shop for all Senior Year information and ordering!
  • Jostens offers graduation items including announcements and class rings
  • Grad Night Tickets (price increases throughout the year)
  • Yearbooks sold on site (price increases throughout the year)
  • Arrange your Senior Ad in Yearbook
  • Submit Senior baby pictures for special Senior feature spread in the Yearbook

Information for Parents of Seniors who are turning 18 before June 6, 2024

When your student attains adult status at the age of 18 on his/her birthday, he/she is granted by law the right to sign all legal documents related to his/her education and to represent himself/herself in all educational matters. This includes school disciplinary matters, and participating in any serious legal processes such as IEPs or expulsions from school and excusing the student’s absences from school for the five allowable reasons to miss.
This also means that your student will be the sole person in your household receiving phone and email information from the school and school district as the adult contact. Important informational school communications will no longer go directly to parents/guardians.  If you and your 18-year-old would like to waive the 18 year-old rights and assign the parent/guardian decision-making authority, the waiver for doing so is listed on our 18-year-old rights page for printing and signature. Please read more detailed information about 18-year-old rights, rules and procedures and the waiver on our webpage: 18 Year-Old Rights
This signed waiver form should be turned in to the MCHS Administration building to either Nancy Hall, in the Front Office, or Mayra Lizarraga, in the Attendance Office. 
Administration Building Office Hours
(when school is in session)

Mt. Carmel Graduation Gear by Jostens


Diploma Cover

Mt. Carmel provides the diploma cover for each graduate and it is given to the Grad on the stage during the ceremony.


Cap & Gown packages
There are several Cap & Gown packages to choose from through Jostens. The basic Cap & Gown package includes your choice of tassel as well as the school medallion. Senior graduation Cap & Gown can be purchased online at, or contact the Jostens Service Center at 858-486-2020 to order over the phone. Questions, call Jostens at 858-486-2020 or email our Jostens rep directly at [email protected]. Jostens online ordering ends in mid-April 2025, but MCHS recommends ordering early as their price increases throughout the year.


Families can arrange to borrow caps & gowns, through Jostens, at no cost or use sets from previous Mt. Carmel commencement ceremonies provided by an older sibling or friend. Please note that borrowed cap & gown does NOT include the tassel. You may purchase the tassel separately through Jostens.  


Borrowing a Cap & Gown from Jostens (FREE)

If you need to borrow a cap & gown from Jostens for the MCHS commencement ceremony, email the MCHS Jostens Representative Mark Boyer at [email protected]. Please include your full name, school, height, weight and gender so that the gown fits well. Contact Jostens for the deadline to put in a borrow request.


Purchasing a Cap & Gown set online
Use the link HERE to purchase the Jostens Cap & Gown unit.  This unit includes the tassel in school colors with the graduation year as well as the school medallion that grads can turn into a keychain afterwards.


How does my student receive the cap & gown set?
All cap & gown packages from Jostens are delivered to MCHS in May by the local Jostens reps, and the school staff distributes them to students as part of Senior Activities Week in June during the school day.  The cap & gown units comes as a package with all four items including the mortar board cap, the gown, tassel and the school medallion. Each graduate's name will be on the package since the gowns are customized match student height and weight needs.

Jostens Official MCHS Graduation Announcements, Jewelry, and Apparel

Jostens also offers a variety of items to commemorate the Senior year, and inform friends and family of your graduation date and time.  Please order your announcements by December 31, 2024, to ensure a timely delivery.


Need Help?

The Jostens showroom is located near MCHS and they have regular business hours if you would like to see their products in person and speak to Mark or his employees in person. Contact Jennifer Adelman at MCHS if you need assistance with ordering or borrowing a cap & gown set. Email [email protected] or call 858-484-1180 x3123.

Jostens Poway Showroom
12455 Poway Rd., Suite E
Poway, CA 92064

Open T-W-Th 3-6pm

Make an appointment for varsity jacket fitting session

[email protected]

MCHS PTSA Hosted Grad Night

For Grad Night information, please click HERE.

2023-2024 MCHS Graduates

Cap & Gown Return - Return to the MC Administration office.  
Graduation Ceremony Pictures - Pictures were taken by Brett Alan Photography.  If you are interested in purchasing pictures from the 2023-2024 Graduation Ceremony, please use this LINK.  Pictures should be available close to the end of June 2024.