This statement is taken from Educational Mission and Ministry, the philosophy of education of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
ACCEPTANCE OF STUDENTS
In admitting students we look for young people who can profit from and contribute to the religious and educational mission of the school. While accepting the fact that there is a limit to what any one institution can do, we believe that the school is to serve a broad cross section of students with regard to both academic ability and socioeconomic status. Promoting and maintaining a diversity of students within the school community is a positive value consistent with the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Therefore, in the admission of students high priority is given to those whose families have supported our schools and Catholic schools in general, and great care is taken to ensure that the school does not become available only to the social, academic, or athletic elite.
1. Written guidelines, established after a broad consultation process, are used in the admission procedure. These guidelines allow for valid exceptions to admission priorities.
2. Catholic students who have been in Catholic schools are given priority in admission.
3. No student is refused solely because of inability to pay the tuition.
4. The school seeks to identify students in true financial need and tries to find ways to increase financial aid through grants and work study programs.
5. While standardized test scores are used in the evaluation of applicants, high scores are not the sole or primary criterion for admission.
6. Directors of admissions ask the assistance of Catholic elementary school principals in evaluate students from their schools; they also cooperate with local Church officials and diocesan guidelines.
7. The school is open to students of all races and nationalities.
8. No student is offered admission solely for athletic reasons. No special financial, academic, or transportation considerations are given to any student because of athletic ability.
In keeping with the philosophy of education of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Catholic High School seeks to create a diverse student body. Therefore, we reserve the right to accept a limited number of students who may not be Catholic and/or who may not be attending Catholic schools. Such students must satisfy the academic and behavioral expectations in order to be considered for admission.
While an offer of admission to Catholic High School is never automatic for any applicant, special consideration is given to students whose families have a history of attending schools staffed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, to students attending Catholic schools, and to minority students.
Typically, the students offered admission to the 2012-2013 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades of CHS
• had conduct grades of As and Bs during middle school years (6th, 7th and 8th grades);
• had academic grades of As, Bs, and Cs during middle school years;
• had good attendance records during middle school years.
Typically, the students offered admissions to the 2012-2013 8th grade of CHS
• had conduct grades of As and Bs during middle school years (6th and 7th grades);
• had academic grades of As and Bs during middle school years;
• had good attendance records during middle school years;
• scored in the 80th percentile or above on the Explore placement test.
Catholic High School, Inc., is a Louisiana corporation doing business as Catholic High School. The organization is referred to in this handbook as Catholic High School, Catholic High, the school and/or CHS. Catholic High School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on any national, ethnic or religious basis in administration of the school's education policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletics or any other school-administered activities.
For additional information, contact Mrs. Sherie Noel LeBlanc, Director of Admissions (bio). To receive an application for admission, contact Catholic High's Main Office at (225) 383-0397 or e-mail the admissions department at email@example.com.