Father McGivney Catholic High School is dedicated to serving the spiritual and educational needs of students who demonstrate a commitment of its mission, goals, and religious values, and who will benefit from its academic program.
Students will be excluded only if the school does not offer an educational program which meets their needs, if the students do not accept the moral and behavioral standards of the school, or if the parents fail to meet their financial obligations to the school.
Father McGivney Catholic High School admits students of any race, color, sex, nationality, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, nationality, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and school administration programs.
Admission to Father McGivney Catholic High School is normally granted at the beginning of the ninth grade. Applicants entering as freshmen must present evidence of academic ability and achievement, motivation, and good character.
If timely Freshmen applications exceed available space, a currently enrolled non-Catholic student will not be dismissed in order to admit a Catholic student. The Priority of Admissions policy shall be applied in the following order:
1. Students currently enrolled at FMCHS.
2. Siblings of students already enrolled in FMCHS and/or siblings of the Catholic alumni of FMCHS.
3. Catholic students who have been continuously enrolled in a Catholic elementary school in Metro-East area or in a Catholic elementary school in an area where they previously resided. In the event the available capacity of FMCHS is not sufficient to accept all such applicants, priority shall be granted to those who attended the largest percentage of available Catholic elementary education. For example, an applicant who attended a Catholic elementary school from kindergarten through eighth grade shall be admitted prior to an applicant who attended only a portion of the available grade school years.
4. Non-Catholic students who have been continuously enrolled in a Catholic elementary school, starting with those attending the greater number of elementary education in a Catholic school receiving the highest priority.
5. Students whose families are active parishioners of feeder parishes or other Catholic parishes but who did not attend a Catholic elementary school, where a Catholic elementary school was available.
6. All other high school age students including graduates of other religiously affiliated or private elementary schools.
Students seeking admission at a time other than the beginning of the freshman year must submit official transcripts of all high school credits, and letters of reference from the principal of their sending high school and from the pastor of their parish or another person who can comment on their character. If they attended their last school for less than a full year, further documentation will be required from previous schools. Home-schooled students will have to provide standard test scores and any transcripts to be considered for admission.
Transfer students will only be admitted at the beginning of a semester unless the transfer is the result of a family relocation into the area.
Placement tests may be required of transfer students, and they and their parents must meet with the Admissions Committee before they will be accepted.
A student who has been expelled from or asked to leave another high school may be considered for admission to Father McGivney Catholic High School at the discretion of the administration.
Anyone who is not a citizen of the United States must have completed an I-20A form before registration. Special arrangements must be made for foreign exchange students, and prospective sponsors should be aware that admission is not automatic. A limited number of foreign nationals will be admitted per year and all must be fluent in English. Each student must have a host family and that family must meet with the Administrator before acceptance and throughout the school year. Students living with guardians must be able to present proper legal paperwork. No foreign exchange student will be considered after June 1.
All students are required to live with a parent or legal guardian while in attendance at Father McGivney Catholic High School. Notarized proof may be requested, and non-compliance will result in dismissal.
State law requires that a health certificate indicating a current physical exam, including all immunizations, be presented by all students entering ninth grade, and by all transfer students. Students who do not have health and immunization records on file by October 15 will not be allowed to attend school until they are compliant. In addition, physical exams for all students who participate in interscholastic athletics are required each year prior to participation.
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REGISTERING NOW FOR 2017-2018!
Ready to be a Griffin? You can apply for admission NOW ONLINE! Father McGivney Catholic High School is currently accepting applications for admission for all four classes of students for the next school year 2017-2018. Potential transfer students may call the school at 618-855-9010 for information on transferring this school year (open to incoming Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors).