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​​​​​​​​​13.1.3 High School Admission Procedures​​​

The Department of Catholic Schools​ recommends the following procedures for testing and evaluating high school applicants and transfer students:

  • Parents/guardians of a student applying for admission must obtain the high school's application packet. The application packet must include a permission form for the current school to release records to the high school. Parents/guardians must ensure that the current school releases all documents that the high school requests. See the Student Application for High School (sample) and the High School Application Checklist for Admissions Folder (sample).

  • All high schools administer the entrance examination for incoming students on the day established on the archdiocesan school calendar. 

  • Schools shall cooperate with parents/guardians who request that test scores be sent to other schools. 

  • Admissions procedures ordinarily include an interview with students and parents/guardians and confidential recommendations from teachers or administrators at the current school. Recommendations are confidential and shall not be shared with families. See the Confidential Common Evaluation Form for Students Applying to a Catholic High School.

  • Schools shall notify applicants concerning their admissions status on the dates indicated on the archdiocesan school calendar. See the High School Acceptance Letter (sample), and the High School Conditional Acceptance Letter (sample).

  • At the end of the school year, high schools will request that elementary schools submit a complete transcript for each incoming freshman.