GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION
- Preferences shall be given to active members of the parish.
- Under Archdiocesan guidelines for financial considerations, the optimum number of students per classroom is thirty-five (35).
- The recommended age for kindergarten students is five (5) years of age on or before September 1, but required by December 1.
- The recommended age for first grade students is six (6) years of age on or before September 1, but required by December 1, unless waived by the principal.
- All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.
- The School seeks to provide a Catholic education to as many students as possible, both with its educational programs and financial considerations; however, the School may have insufficient resources to serve the educational needs of all students.
- The pastor and principal will review a students’ continued eligibility for enrollment in the parish school.
Through the mission of the Archdiocese, our School strives to serve children with varied learning needs. All educators in Archdiocesan schools follow “Directions for the Inclusion Process in Catholic Schools: Support Team Education Plan Process (STEP) and Minor Adjustment Plan Process (MAP)”. Parents or guardians who feel their student may need a minor adjustment to enable him/her to participate in the general education curriculum of the School should consult the student’s teacher and principal to determine how best to meet the student’s needs. Parents or guardians may request the “Disability Discrimination Complaint Review Process” from the principal to address unresolved issues.
SCHOOL STUDENT NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The school, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, medical condition, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and some archdiocesan schools operate as single-sex schools.
While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.
This Catholic Elementary School publishes the above policy in the staff and parent/student handbooks, public relations/recruitment brochures and in other publications such as the parish bulletin and school newspaper. The school also publishes applicable grievance procedures in the staff and parent/student handbooks.