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


Welcome Back Mesa!!!

Welcome Back Mesa!!!

Bell Schedule Week of 9/15-9/19

Bell Schedule Week of 9/8-9/12

Back to School Night - 9/25

Back to School Night - 9/25

New Student Enrollment Hours

CMHS/MS Community,


For those parents/guardians wishing to enroll their student at CMHS/MS, the new enrollment hours are as follows:


Monday-Thursday   7:15am-11:00am

No new enrollments on Fridays


Thank you for your patience and flexibility.


College & Career Night Spanish Version

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NMUSD Available Online Courses

OCDE SAT/ACT Writing Boot Camp

CMHS School News

University of Chicago Visits Costa Mesa Monday 9/22
Come on down to the College and Career Center to hear about all that the University of Chicago has to offer! Learn about what it takes to gain admittance as well as what majors/programs they have!

The admissions representative will be here duri... Continue
Posted by: Jeff Gall
Published: 9/17/14

Register Today for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of Schools Breakfast Event - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
There is still time to register for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of the Schools event.    

The event will feature Superintendent Fred Navarro as the keynote speaker and include a presentation about the state of schools in Newport... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 9/17/14

Robotics Club is starting up!
Middle schoolers in Delta and other awesome students interested in computers, apps, and robots -- check this out! 


Last year's robotics teams took 1st and 2nd place in state competition.  Join the Robotics Club, and lear... Continue
Posted by: Mark Smith
Published: 9/17/14

CMHS Students, please remember parking is only in the back student designated lot! Make sure the orange parking pass is showing. Thanks.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/16/14

We want YOU to come to the Football game THURS!!!! So, come to the game, find Mrs. Delzer, get a special ticket from her and you are FREE at the Back to School Dance! See you Thurs 7pm.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/15/14

School Pictures are IN. If you ordered your pictures at registration, bring your ID card and come to the ASB window to pick them up.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/15/14

After School Tutoring Begins This Week in Computer Lab 147!
Free tutoring is available Tuesday - Thursday in all subjects in Room 147 (Computer Lab).  Hours are:

   Tuesdays  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
   Wednesdays  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Thursdays 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Posted by: Jeanne Mecham-Franco
Published: 9/15/14

Registration for the Wilderness Trip to Big Sur!
Hey Mesa!  Wanna beat the heat?  Registration is now open for our first Wilderness trip of the year to the Big Sur, on the Central California Coast.  Huge trees, gorgeous beaches, and hiking like you wouldn’t believe.  Th... Continue
Posted by: Cristen Rasmussen
Published: 9/15/14

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

Athletics Office: (714) 424-8708

Online Flyers

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Read the Equestrian

Click on the logo below to read the latest edition of The Equestrian - the newpaper of Costa Mesa High School.


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After School Tutoring

After School Tutoring

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Today: 9/18/14
3:15 PM Football - FS vs. Los Amigos HS
3:30 PM CMHS Dance Team Auditions for 2014-2015
7:00 PM Football Varsity vs. Los Amigos HS

Program Improvement

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Program Improvement - English

Program Improvement - Spanish

CMHS/MS In The News

Daily Pilot: Mesa High: new leadership, new buildings - September 2, 2014

By Hannah Fry

In their rush to get to classes on the first day back to school Tuesday, Costa Mesa High students rushed with barely a notice past a black-and-white photo tacked on the wall of the Associated Student Body office.  Read More!


DailyPilot: Mesa middle-schoolers get their own space - September 2, 2014

By Hannah Fry

While previous generations have been forced to intermingle with Costa Mesa High School students, seventh- and eighth-graders who returned to class Tuesday found a space of their own.

Read More!


Daily Pilot: Earth Day the teaching way - April 21, 2014

By Lauren Steussy

Earth Day got off to a growing start at Costa Mesa High School, where high school students guided their younger peers in a native plant workshop during lunch break Monday.  Read More!


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!