On behalf of the faculty and staff of Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School, we are pleased to introduce to you the expectations, policies, and procedures outlined in this handbook. The primary objective of the handbook is to assist students and their families to better understand that Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary is their school community. We request that each student and parent read this handbook carefully. We ask that reasonable consideration be given to the inherent values implied in the expectations, policies, and procedures stated herein. In this way, all of us associated with CSHM High School will continue to take satisfaction in our common pursuit of the ideals found within our stated mission and philosophy.
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and The Western Catholic Education Association.
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ, admits students of any race, color, gender and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made to students at the school. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender and national and/or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other school-administered programs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School does not discriminate against any applicant because of gender in the admission process, educational programs, or campus activities.
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School parents should feel free to speak to administration about any aspect of school life at CSHM High School. It is also good policy to speak first with the person immediately involved in a situation, be it a teacher, coach, moderator or administrator. When parents or students have a concern or a complaint about a particular class or teacher, it is appropriate to first consult with the teacher. This may be done either during a report card night or by calling and making an appointment to see the faculty member. If the matter has not been resolved, it is then appropriate to call the Vice Principal or the Head Guidance Counselor. Only after following this process is it appropriate to call the Principal. For matters of serious consequence, of course, you may appeal directly to the Principal.
Mr. Eric Crespo
Principal's Right to Amend
The Principal has the right to amend this handbook at any time and will give parents advance notice if at all possible. The Principal is the final recourse in all disciplinary matters and may waive any or all regulations for just cause at his or her discretion.