Admission Policy

St. Cecilia School does not discriminate on the basis of race, socioeconomic status, creed, sex, or national origin in accepting applications for student admissions.  In admitting students, because of limited space, the school has set priorities.  Certain qualifications must also be met.

Download Admissions Packet (2017-2018)

Priority Status One

A child currently attending St. Cecilia must be considered in “Good Standing” to register for the coming school year.  “Good Standing” shall mean:

  1. All financial accounts must be current.
  2. An average of no less that a “C” in conduct for the current year.
  3. A good discipline record. (To be determined by the Principal.)
  4. A completed registration form must be submitted by the published deadline.

Priority Status Two

If any spaces remain upon completion of Priority Status One, they will be filled according to the following priorities:

  1. A child of a faculty / staff member of  St. Cecilia School / Sacred Heart Church
  2. A Catholic sibling of a student currently enrolled at St. Cecilia School
  3. A non-Catholic sibling of a student currently enrolled at St. Cecilia School

Priority Status Three

  1. A Catholic sibling of a St .Cecilia alumnus whose parent is also a registered and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph Church
  2. A non-Catholic sibling of a St. Cecilia School alumnus whose parent is also a registered and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph Church
  3. A Catholic child of a St. Cecilia School alumnus whose parent is also a registered and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph Church
  4. A non-catholic child of a St. Cecilia School Alumnus whose parent is also a registered and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph Church
  5. A Catholic child of a registered and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph ChurchPriority
  6. A non-Catholic child of a registered and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph Church

Priority Status Four

  1. A child of a registered and inactive parishioner of Sacred Heart Church or St. Joseph Church
  2. A Catholic child attending a Catholic school outside of Sacred Heart Church parish that has recently moved into the St. Cecilia area.
  3. Other Catholic students
  4. All non-Catholic students

Notes

A. Catholic child/sibling is defined as being baptized and reared in the Catholic faith

B. Alumnus is defined as having completed any three or more years of education at St. Cecilia School

C. Program will be administered by the Principal. (All priorities are subject to prior records of students seeking entrance).

D. Students transferring from other Catholic schools have priority over students transferring from public or private schools.

E. Applicants in the same priority level will be accepted according to tenure and participation in Sacred Heart Church.

F. In the event that there are fewer openings than applicants (in the same priority level) and there is a similarity in data regarding tenure and participation in Sacred Heart Church Parish, these applicants will be forwarded to a Sacred Heart Church committee, at which time it will be determined which applicants will be accepted for admittance.

G. The previous year’s applicants, based upon order of receipt of application for the current year, are placed in appropriate order of category identified, before first-time applicants.

H. Should a conflict in any category arise, the principal will confer with the pastor for resolutions.

I. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students must be completely toilet trained upon entering school.