Admissions

ADMISSION STEPS AND CHECKLIST

Prospective students for grades 7-9 are required to take an entrance examination and must provide St. Joseph Catholic School with academic transcripts, most recent grade appraisals, most recent standardized test scores and a letter of recommendation from the current school.

Prospective students for grades 10 and 11 must provide St. Joseph Catholic School with academic transcripts, most recent grade appraisals, most recent standardized test scores and a letter of recommendation from the current school.

An interview is required for all students entering grades 8-11. Students demonstrating ability to perform successfully at St. Joseph will be admitted. Members of Catholic parishes that support the school will receive preference for available space.

As per Diocesan policy, St. Joseph has varied resources to assist with students with disabilities. Unfortunately, it is impossible for all students/applicants with a documented disability to be accommodated by St. Joseph. On a case-by-case basis, St. Joseph will assess the physical, emotional and educational needs of the student/applicant. St. Joseph reserves the right to refuse an application – student or employee – if it concludes that it does not have the necessary resources to implement the requested accommodation.

Transfer students will not be admitted after the second week of either semester.Catholic students moving into the area will be considered for admission at any time after they have established membership in a supporting parish.

Students who transfer to another school will not be considered for re-admission to St. Joseph for one full year. Transferring seniors will not be admitted. Diocesan Policy 5106 states that students requesting admission from a Home-Schooling situation or from a non-accredited school must take and pass tests for admission and to receive Carnegie units for completed courses.

Students who are new to St. Joseph are considered on academic/behavior probation for one semester, during which time the counselors and administration determine whether the students are meeting the standards of St. Joseph Catholic School.

Students who do not meet these standards may be asked to leave.