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


Back to School Night - 9/25

Back to School Night - 9/25

Bell Schedule Week of 9/15-9/19

Bell Schedule Week of 9/8-9/12

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

NMUSD Available Online Courses

OCDE SAT/ACT Writing Boot Camp

CMHS School News

Student planners are still availabe for $5 in the ASB office!!!
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/22/14

The 2014 Homemcoming theme is "Under the Big Top". Tickets will be on sale beginning 10/4. The dance will happen outside in a tent! You will not want to miss this event.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/22/14

It's time for Coin Wars Mesa so bring that spare change and help the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society! We will be collecting and competing all week. Which class will win?
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/21/14

Hamilton College Visits Mesa! 09/24
Ever dreamed of going to school in New York State? Come on down to the College and Career Center on Wednesday 9/24 to hear about all that Hamilton College has to offer! Learn about what it takes to gain admittance as well as what programs, majors,... Continue
Posted by: Jeff Gall
Published: 9/19/14

Off Campus pass distribution MONDAY at high school lunch under the DOME Bring your $5!
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/19/14

ICC (Club President's) meet Tues 9/23 @ High School Lunch in room 107 to chat CLUB RUSH!!!!
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/19/14

Make- Up picture day is Tues 9/23 in the Cafeteria all day! Do not forget.
Posted by: Carey Delzer
Published: 9/19/14

New! Catholic Club
Attention middle school students! Mrs. Swanek and Mrs. Uhl are co-advisors for the Catholic Club, a new club on campus this year. Meetings will be on Thursdays during Tutorial. If you're interested or have questions, stop by Mrs. Swanek&#... Continue
Posted by: Megan Swanek
Published: 9/18/14

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

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Today: 9/22/14
1:00 PM "Coin Wars"
1:10 PM University of Chicago Visits CMHS
3:00 PM B. Water Polo - FS - Estancia Tournament
6:00 PM Delta Meeting

Program Improvement

Click on the fliers for more information:

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!