Open House

2018 Catholic High School Open House

November 8, 2018

4:30-7 pm

Boys in grades 6, 7 and 8 and parents are invited to attend. Parking is available in the Westmorland parking lot, with additional parking available at the St. Joseph’s Academy Activity Center on Parker Street. There will be a shuttle available from the Activity Center to Catholic High School.

Open House Event Highlight 2017 from Catholic High School on Vimeo.

Application Criteria

  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 evaluating 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.

Click here for additional application information.

Acceptance

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.

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 2017-2018 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades of Catholic High School

  • had conduct grades of As and Bs
  • had academic grades of As, Bs, and Cs
  • had good attendance and discipline records

For additional information, contact Director of Admissions Mrs. Sherie Noel LeBlanc at sleblanc@catholichigh.org.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Catholic High School, Inc., is a Louisiana corporation doing business as Catholic High School. The organization is referred to in our handbook as Catholic High School, Catholic High, the school and/or Catholic High School. 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.

Tuition and Registration Fees

TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEES are set by the Board of Directors of Catholic High School on a yearly basis. As has always been the case at Catholic High School, all tuition payments are interest free. To preserve that practice, and to provide the most secure, convenient and flexible tuition payment options as possible, Catholic High School has again partnered with the FACTS Management Company for the 2017-2018 school year. We are excited to be working with FACTS and are confident this initiative will result in efficiency, convenience and financial transparency for our families.

In keeping with the educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, no student is refused admission or asked to leave Catholic High School solely because of his family’s inability to pay tuition. While partnering with FACTS, Catholic High School continues that tradition and maintains complete decision-making control in tuition matters. As always, we will continue to work with families should special circumstances or “hardship” cases arise during the school year.

THE TUITION AND FEES FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS:

NEW STUDENTS RETURNING STUDENTS
REGISTRATION $550 $450
TUITION $10,590 $10,590
TOTAL $11,140 $11,040

 

Tuition is payable in advance annually, semi-annually or monthly. For underclassmen, the re-registration fee for the following year, and for seniors, graduation and retreat fees, will be included in the initial tuition and fees charged to parents accounts.

For the 2017-2018 school year, annual payments are due on July 1, 2017. Semi-annual payments are due on July 1 and December 1, 2017. Monthly payments are due on the 3rd or 15th of each month beginning in June 2017 and continuing through May of 2018.

Tuition Assistance

IN KEEPING WITH THE EDUCATIONAL TRADITION of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, no student is refused admission or asked to leave Catholic High School solely because of his family’s inability to pay tuition.

Tuition assistance is available for students whose families are unable to pay the full cost of tuition. Applications for tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year are due by April 23, 2018. Applications are to be completed and submitted online through the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website. Any parent who does not have access to a computer or who needs help completing the online application can get assistance by contacting Mrs. Pinney Johnson at Catholic High School by phone at (225) 383-0397 or by email at pjohnson@catholichigh.org.

You can create a FACTS account and then access the FACTS online application for tuition assistance for Catholic High School tuition at the following link:

Facts

Upon receiving a completed application for tuition assistance, the Catholic High School Tuition Assistance Committee, headed by the president, will review the application and determine what amount and type of assistance will be offered.

Financial Obligations

Parents are asked and expected to honor their financial obligation to Catholic High School through the timely payment of tuition and fees. However, when Catholic High School families experience severe financial situations, parents should contact the Catholic High School president as soon as possible to discuss possible adjustments in scheduled tuition payments. Again, no student will be asked to leave Catholic High School solely on the basis of his parent’s inability to pay full tuition. If no alternative arrangement for payment is made and authorized by the Catholic High School president, when a student’s tuition account becomes two months in arrears, the student may be subject to suspension from classes. No student may take semester examinations until all financial obligations to the school have been satisfactorily addressed as defined by the Catholic High School president.

Emergency Grants

The president may use his discretion in awarding additional grants in cases where extreme financial problems of a family jeopardize a student’s continued attendance at Catholic High School. In these cases, the parents will be asked to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment even if it is past the normal deadline for applying.

Payment Options

Tuition Payments Through FACTS

All tuition payments, annual, semi-annual and monthly, will be made through FACTS.

Enrolling In FACTS

Parents of new students enrolled for 2017-2018 will receive an email invitation directly from FACTS asking you to set up your individual FACTS account online by March 31, 2017. This email will include the FACTS online registration web address, a “Registration Code” and a “Unique Code” to establish your private, individual account.

Payment Plan and Payment Dates

You may choose the annual, semi-annual or monthly payment plan. Note that there is no FACTS fee for the annual payment plan. However, there is a one-time per year $10 FACTS fee for the semi-annual payment plan and a one-time per year $43 FACTS fee for the monthly payment plan. If you select the monthly payment plan, you may also choose the payment date of the 3rd or the 15th of each month.

Convenience & Security

Your payments are processed through a secure electronic funds transfer. Automatic payments can be made from a checking or savings account or from a variety of credit cards. You can choose to have email reminders sent in advance of your payment due date if preferred.

Your Consumer Portal

You may check your personal online account anytime to view your payment history, your next scheduled payment, to change between financial accounts, or make a payment online.

Admissions Timeline for the 2018-2019 School Year

Applications will be Avaliable Online

New student applications will be made available for the upcoming school year, via the APPLICATIONS section below by October 1, 2017.

Band Night

Catholic High School will host a Band Night for 6th – 8th graders on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the CHS vs. Teurlings Catholic football game. This experience gives your son or daughter the unique opportunity to perform with the CHS/SJA Band and get a sense of what it means to be a part of a high school band. It also allows the student to experience the spirit of these two well-established high schools and their traditions.

2017 Band Night Parent Information
2017 Band Night Director Information
2017 Band Night Registration Form
Map of Olympia Stadium

Music
CHS Fight Song
Seven Nations
ESPN

CHS Information Night

This evening is designed to give prospective parents and students an overview of Catholic High School and what our community has to offer. This event will feature several presentations on the distinguishing aspects of Catholic High School mission and school culture. There will also be an opportunity for prospective parents and students to ask questions in a more personal setting.

Click here to download the 2017 CHS Information Night Invitation.

Open House

November 9, 2017

4:30 – 7 p.m.

Boys in grades 6, 7 and 8 and parents are invited to attend. Parking is available in the Westmorland parking lot, with additional parking available at the St. Joseph’s Academy Activity Center on Parker Street. There will be a shuttle available from the Activity Center to Catholic High School.

Day Tours

Day Tours provide families with the opportunity to experience a typical day at Catholic High School. Parents and their sons are encouraged to ask questions about any aspect of CHS.

Priority is given to families that have attended our CHS Information Night on Sunday, October 15 and our Open House on Thursday, November 9. These events give families a clear view of our mission in educating young men. A Day Tour should be used only if you still have questions after attending these two events.

Families interested in attending a Day Tour must schedule their visit in advance. The tours will last about an hour and a half. Day Tours are intended for small groups only, so registration for a Day Tour is limited.

Day Tour dates and times are listed below:

Day Date Start Time
Monday November 13 9:45 a.m.
Monday November 13 noon
Tuesday November 14 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday November 15 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday November 15 noon
Thursday November 16 noon
Thursday March 1 9:45 a.m.
Friday March 2 noon
Monday March 5 9:45 a.m.
Monday March 5 noon

To Arrange a Day Tour, please contact the admissions office 383-0397, or click here for the online form.

Admissions Director: Sherie LeBlanc sleblanc@catholichigh.org.

Admissions Assistant: Adele Bowden abowden@catholichigh.org.

The day of the tour, parents and their sons may park in the horseshoe drive on Hearthstone Drive across from our science building. Families should enter the main building and check in at our main office.

Application Deadline

All new/prospective student online applications due on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Placement Test

The placement test is given on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., to applicants for 8th and 9th grade. Prospective students should be here by 7:30 a.m. Please bring several #2 pencils, and calculators are permitted.

Tuition Assistance Meeting

While your son is taking the placement test on Saturday, December 2, 2017, we would like to offer any interested family the opportunity to gather more information about our tuition assistance program here at Catholic High School. Please join our president, Gene Tullier, in the library at 8:00 a.m. for refreshments and a brief description of the tuition assistance process.

Interviews

A letter is sent in December to arrange a personal interview with each applicant and his parents/guardians. Interviews will take place in December 2017.

Admission Letters Mailed

Admissions letters will be mailed on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Click here for detailed information regarding how the admissions letters for perspective 9th graders are mailed by all of the Catholic high schools.

Day Tours

Day Tours provide families with the opportunity to experience a typical day at Catholic High School. Parents and their sons are encouraged to ask questions about any aspect of CHS.

Priority is given to families that have attended our CHS Information Night on Sunday, October 15 and our Open House on Thursday, November 9. These events give families a clear view of our mission in educating young men. A Day Tour should be used only if you still have questions after attending these two events.

Families interested in attending a Day Tour must schedule their visit in advance. The tours will last about an hour and a half. Day Tours are intended for small groups only, so registration for a Day Tour is limited.

Day Tour dates and times are listed below:

Admissions Director: Sherie LeBlanc sleblanc@catholichigh.org.To Arrange a Day Tour, please contact the admissions office 383-0397, or click here for the online form.

Admissions Assistant: Adele Bowden abowden@catholichigh.org.

The day of the tour, parents and their sons may park in the horseshoe drive on Hearthstone Drive across from our science building. Families should enter the main building and check in at our main office.

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register to be a student at Catholic High School for the 2018 – 2019 school year is Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The following items need to be turned in to Catholic High School to complete the registration process for newly accepted students:

  • Updated Registration Form
  • Copy of Student’s Original Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Student’s Social Security Card
  • $550 Registration Fee
  • Any additional paperwork requested in acceptance packet
Math Proficiency Test/ Band and Choir Auditions

Students who are offered admission to Catholic High School may be asked to take proficiency tests in order to better place them in their requested course of study.

Math Proficiency Test

Math proficiency tests will be given to the following groups of students on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.:

  • All incoming 8th graders.
  • All incoming 9th graders who have taken Algebra I and/or Geometry for high school credit. (Please ask your son’s current math teacher if he qualifies to test.)

 

Any student who has taken Algebra and/or Geometry for high school credit will take an Algebra proficiency test. Incoming 8th graders who have not taken Algebra will take an Algebra readiness test.

Band and Choir Auditions

Incoming students who have signed up to take band or choir in the fall must come for an audition for placement in band or choir on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Welcome Supper for Incoming Students and Parents/Guardians

Catholic High School would like to welcome all incoming students and their parents/guardians to a night of fellowship. This event is in the gym on March 21, 2018, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Dress is casual.

Mandatory Meeting for Incoming Students and Parents/Guardian

This meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, is mandatory for incoming students and their parents. It begins promptly at 6 p.m. in the Gym and will conclude by 8 p.m.

Tuition Assistance Application Deadline

The tuition assistance application deadline is April 23, 2018. See menu above for more information about Tuition Assistance.

NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

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.