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Required Notices



The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Section 852, states, "A parent or guardian may submit to the school a written request to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of any test provided pursuant to Education Code Section 60640.  A school district and its employees may discuss the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program with parents and may inform parents of the availability of exemptions under Education Code Section 60615.  However, the school district and its employees shall not solicit or encourage any written exemption request on behalf of any child or group of children."

NCLB Information

Parent Notification - Title I

In accordance with The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), at the beginning of each school year we are required to notify the parents of each student attending a school receiving any Title I, Part A, funds that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) in core academic subject areas and/or paraprofessional. The notices and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and be provided in a language that the parents can understand. Enclosed are model notices that you may choose to send out individually, add to your school's newsletter or website. These notices will serve as parents' notification of rights to request and receive the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional.

If you have any questions regarding classroom teachers, please call Kristin Gaeta at (714) 424-7550.
If you have any questions regarding paraprofessionals, please call Christi Winslow at (714) 424-5049.

Thank you for your support.

Click to download the notification in English

Click to download the notification in Spanish

NCLB Parent Notification of Professional Qualifications - English & Spanish

District News


Online Survey for CMHS Principal Input

NMUSD is seeking input from the Costa Mesa High School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next principal.  Your input is extremely valuable! If you wereunable to attend the community forum event on April 14th, please take a moment to provide your input by completing the online survey found below.

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CMHS Cheer Tryouts 2014-15

CMHS Cheer Tryouts 2014-15

CMHS School News

CMHS Drama Presents - "The Bully Plays"
"The Bully Plays" addresses the important topic of bullying in a series of short plays.....humorous, touching, serious, silly, and completely entertaining. "Flash Mob", "Bystander Blues", "Beasts" and "... Continue
Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 4/17/14

Upcoming PTSA Meeting April 21st
Join us on Monday, April 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the CMHS Library for a PTSA meeting and open discussion addressing underage drinking. Guest speaker will present information to increase adult awareness of the prevalence and consequences of underage ... Continue
Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 4/17/14

SENIORS -May 1st is the deadline for your Community Service Graduation Requirement
SENIORS! You need to have at least 40 hours of Community Service completed and turned by May to complete this graduation requirement! You can get 2 - 3 hours of Community Service at tomorrow's Skateboard Competition at Volcom Skatepark in Tewi... Continue
Posted by: Vanessa Hatch
Published: 4/17/14

All Grad Night $$$ and permission slips are due Wed, April 30th! No exceptions!
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 4/16/14

Help the Seniors heading to Supai by eating at Chipotle 4/23! See the attached flyer for more info
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 4/16/14

The Talent Show auditions are coming. Save the date: Friday, May 2nd @3pm. The CMHS talent show is open to grades 7-12
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 4/16/14

It's time for another High School indoor soccer tournament (4/21-25) and we need you to sign up! Read here!
If you played on a team with us this past fall...good news! You get to play for FREE!  If you would like to create a new team, the cost is $5 and money is due Friday to ASB.  See Mrs. Delzer or Paige Labare with questions! Continue
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 4/16/14

From OC Health Care Agency - Measles Outbreak in Orange County - MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended
Measles Outbreak in Orange County MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended (Santa Ana) – Orange County has twenty-one confirmed cases of measles in 2014, the most reported by any county in California.  The Health Care Agency expects that the meas... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 4/14/14

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School Info

Main Line: (714) 424-8700

         Fax: (714) 424-8770

Attendance Line: (714) 424-8705

Counseling Dept: (714) 424-8704

         Fax: (714) 424-8778

ASB Office: (714) 424-8706

Health Office: (714) 424-8707

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Today: 4/17/14
All Day: Delta Trip Payment Windows Open
7:00 AM ASB Election Week
7:45 AM SBAC Testing
9:40 AM ASB Speeches
3:15 PM Softball vs. Calvary Chapel

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Program Improvement

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CMHS/MS In The News

Daily Pilot: MESA program wins awards - April 10, 2014

By Hannah Fry

Students from Costa Mesa High School's MESA — Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement — program took home 20 ribbons, five medals and one trophy during a regional competition last weekend.  Read More!


Daily Pilot: Mesa principal moving to district position - March 21, 2014

By Hannah Fry

Costa Mesa High School Principal Phil D'Agostino is being tapped to head up discipline for Newport-Mesa Unified, district officials confirmed Thursday.  Read More!


Daily Pilot: "Pie in the face on Pi Day" - March 14, 2014

By Hannah Fry

Seventh-grader Jonathan Barton steadied himself and stared down his target.  Read More!


Daily Pilot: "Police to staff Mesa, Estancia again" - February 6, 2014

By Jeremiah Dobruck

Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus.  Read More!