Among the core values of the Carmel Clay Schools are that parents are partners in each child's education and that the Carmel schools are an integral part of the community. In support of those values, the district has among its written goals that effective communication will be used to support and enhance the educational program.

Specific measures and strategies to achieve that goal include the effective use of tools such as the Carmel High School website to better provide regular communication to all staff, students, parents, and other community members.